On This Day in Sport for September 24

Events in Sport

  • 1853 1st round-the-world trip by yacht (Cornelius Vanderbilt)
  • 1903 Bill Bradley becomes 1st Cleveland baseball player (Cleveland Naps) to hit for cycle
  • 1906 St Louis Card Stony McGlynn no-hits Dodgers, 1-1 in 7 inning game
  • 1908 Robert B Rhoads becomes 1st Cleveland pitcher (Cleveland Naps) to toss a no-hit game, Cleveland 2, Boston 1

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1919 Babe Ruth sets season homer mark at 28 off of Yankee Bob Shawkey

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1927 NHL's Toronto St Patricks become Maple Leafs
  • 1930 Portsmouth beats Brooklyn in 1st NFL game played under floodlights
  • 1931 Round-robin playoff among NYC's 3 major league teams, to raise money for unemployed, concludes with Brooklyn losing to both Giants & Yanks
  • 1934 2,500 fans see Babe Ruth's farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium
  • 1934 Idle Detroit wins pennant, as Red Sox beat Yankees 5-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1938 Alice Marble wins her 2nd singles US tennis title

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • 1938 58th U.S. Men's National Championship: Don Budge beats Gene Mako (6-3, 6-8, 6-2, 6-1) and becomes 1st tennis player to win a grand slam
  • 1938 52nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Alice Marble beats Nancye Wynne Bolton (6-0, 6-3)
  • 1946 Yanks set season attendance record of 2,309,029 besting 1929 Cubs

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1953 Rocky Marciano TKOs Roland LaStarza in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
  • 1957 Brooklyn Dodgers play last game at Ebbets Field, defeat Pirates 2-0

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sacramento Valley Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1963 Idle Dodgers clinch their 2nd LA pennant as Cubs beat Cards
  • 1967 Cards Jim Bakken kicks 7 field goals vs Steelers
  • 1967 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968 NY Met manager Gil Hodges suffers a heart attack

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • 1969 NY Mets clinch NL East pennant
  • 1971 Houston Astros beat SD Padres, 2-1, in 21 innings
  • 1973 St Louis Cards Jim Bakken sets NFL record kicking 7 field goals
  • 1977 Ken Hinton of CFL British Columbia Lions returns a punt 130 yards

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1978 Donna Caponi Young/Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ping Team Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979 Pete Rose reaches 200 hits in a season for 10th time

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1979 Russian ice skaters Protopopov & Beloussova ask for asylum in Switzerland
  • 1980 Braves join every NL team with 1,000,000+ attendance for this season

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982 Tennis great Bjorn Borg retires at 26

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 1983 Braves Dale Murphy is 6th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases in season
  • 1983 Test cricket debut of Shoaib Mohammad, son of Hanif, v India Jullundur
  • 1984 Cubs clinch NL East title

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1985 Montreal Expo Andre Dawson is 9th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th), and joins Willey McCovey to hit 2 HRs in an inn twice

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • 1988 Jackie Joyner-Kersee of USA sets heptathlon woman's record (7,291)
  • 1989 28th Ryder Cup: US & Europe draw, 14-14 at The Belfry, England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Nippon Travel-MBS Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Deion Sanders, left Braves July 31 to report to NFL Falcons, returns

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • 1992 John Jaha ties record of 11 teammates to steal 10 bases (Brewers)
  • 1992 Scott Stevens is named 5th Captain in NJ Devils history
  • 1995 31st Ryder Cup: Europe beats US, 14½-13½ at Oak Hill County Club (Rochester, New York, US)
  • 1995 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA GHP Heartland Golf Classic
  • 2006 36th Ryder Cup: Europe wins 18.5-9.5 at The K Club, Ireland

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1871 Lottie Dod, English athlete (d. 1960)
  • 1884 Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (d. 1963)
  • 1890 Mike González, baseball player (d. 1977)
  • 1894 Tommy Armour, Anglo-American golfer (d. 1968)
  • 1921 Jim McKay, sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1924 Simpson Guillen, cricketer (wicket-keeper for West Indies & NZ)
  • 1924 Nina Bocharova, Soviet gymnast
  • 1934 John Brunner, [Kilian Houston], UK, sci-fi author (100th Millennium)
  • 1934 Tommy Anderson, Scottish footballer
  • 1941 John Mackey, NFL tight end (Baltimore Colts, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1945 Catherine Burns, American actress (Last Summer, One Life to Live, Catcher), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 "Mean" Joe Greene, NFL tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers), Coke spokesman
  • 1946 Pat Pocock, cricketer (intermittent England off-spinner 1968-85)
  • 1950 Mohinder Amarnath, cricketer (son of Lala Indian batsman of 70's/80's)
  • 1951 Terry Metcalf, NFL, CFL running back (St Louis, Toronto), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1956 Ilona Briesenick-Slupianek, German DR, shot-putter (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1961 Dillard Pruitt, PGA golfer (1991 Chattanooga Classic), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1961 Allen Bestwick, Nascar broadcaster
  • 1962 Arden Knoll, Saskatoon Sask, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Klondike-2nd)
  • 1962 Mike Phelan, English former footballer
  • 1964 Rafael Palmeiro, 1st baseman (Baltimore Orioles), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1966 Atul Bedade, cricketer (Indian ODI batsman 1994- )
  • 1966 Bernard Gilkey, outfielder (NY Mets), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1966 Kevin Koslofski, Decatur Ill, outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1967 Chris Swan, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • 1967 Frank Cornish, NFL center/guard (Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967 Roland Jansen, soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1969 Andrew Greene, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins, Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1969 John Morton, WLAF WR (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1970 Jeanette Kollasch, Evanston Ill, WPVA volleyballer (Pismo-17th-1995)
  • 1970 Kristin Talbot, Schuylerville NY, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
  • 1970 Mario Cristobal, WLAF guard (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1970 Paul Spoljaric, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1970 Winfred Tubbs, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1972 Jeff Hill, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
  • 1973 Rodrick Rhodes, NBA forward (Houston Rockets)
  • 1973 Eddie George, American football player
  • 1974 Kiwane Garris, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1974 Matt McKeon, Florissant MO, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1976 Carlos Almeida, Angolan basketball player
  • 1977 Frank Fahrenhorst, German footballer
  • 1978 Wietse van Alten, Dutch archer
  • 1979 Fábio Aurélio, Brazilian footballer
  • 1980 Petri Pasanen, Finnish footballer
  • 1980 John Arne Riise, Norwegian footballer
  • 1980 Daniele Bennati, Italian professional road racing cyclist
  • 1980 Dean Canto, Australian racing driver
  • 1981 Drew Gooden, National Basketball Association player
  • 1981 Ryan Briscoe, Australian racing driver
  • 1982 Morgan Hamm, American gymnast
  • 1982 Paul Hamm, American gymnast
  • 1982 Jeff Karstens, American baseball player
  • 1983 Randy Foye, American basketball player
  • 1987 Matthew Connolly, English footballer
  • 1988 Karl Alzner, Canadian hockey player
  • 1988 Lisa Wang, American gymnast

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1948 American Major League Baseball outfielder Ty Cobb (61) weds Frances Cass (40)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

Deaths in Sport

  • 1896 Percy McDonnell, cricketer (19 Tests 1880-88, 3 centuries), dies
  • 1919 Frank Laver, cricketer (15 Tests for Aust 1899-1909), dies
  • 1933 Mike Donlin, baseball player (b. 1878)
  • 2008 Mickey Vernon, American baseball player (b. 1918)