On This Day in Sport for September 28

Events in Sport

  • 1919 Fastest major league game (51 mins), Giants beat Phillies 6-1
  • 1920 8 White Sox indicted, threw 1919 World Series (Black Sox scandal)

Sport awardGolf Major

1921 4th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Inwood CC Far Rockaway NY

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • 1923 Yanks slaughter Red Sox 24-4

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1930 Lou Gehrig's errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1932 1932 Baseball World Series opens with the Chicago Cubs vs. NY Yankees (6-12)
  • 1936 Brooklyn & Boston play a penalty free NFL game
  • 1938 Homer in the Gloamin' - famous walk-off home run hit by Gabby Hartnett of the Chicago Cubs against the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 1941 Phillies lose club record 111th game

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1941 Ted Williams ended the baseball season with .406 batting avg

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1942 NY Americans NHL team folded
  • 1951 Norm Van Brocklin of Rams passes for NFL record 554 yards
  • 1955 1st World Series color TV broadcast on NBC-TV (Yanks beat Dodgers)
  • 1960 Ted Williams hits his final homer #521 (off Jack Fisher)
  • 1964 53rd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (3-2)
  • 1969 Joe Kapp (Minnesota Vikings) passes for 7 touchdowns vs Balt Colts (52-14)
  • 1970 Intrepid (US) beats Gretel II (Aust) in 22nd America's Cup
  • 1972 Canada defeats the USSR in the eigth and final game of the ice hockey Summit Series.

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1974 California Angel Nolan Ryan 3rd no-hitter beats Minn Twin, 4-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1975 6th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:19:27
  • 1975 Oakland A's Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Linblad & Rollie Fingers, no-hits California Angels 5-0

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1976 Muhammad Ali beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1979 Larry Holmes TKOs Earnie Shavers in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1980 Jerilyn Britz wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
  • 1984 Cleve Indians down 0-10 to Minnesota Twins, win 11-10
  • 1986 Record 23,000 start in a marathon (Mexico City)
  • 1986 Tight end Brian Foster of RI catches NCAA record 18 passes for 327 yds
  • 1986 Cleveland Browns' Gerald McNeil sets the team record for the longest punt return with an 84-yard run (and TD), Browns 24, Detroit 21
  • 1988 Javed Miandad scores his 19th Test Cricket century (v Aus, Faisalabad)
  • 1991 NY Yankees set record of 75 games without a complete pitched game

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1993 Dennis Martínez is 7th to win 100 games in AL & NL

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • 1994 "Baseball" TV Miniseries last airs on PBS
  • 1995 Dennis Martínez pitch breaks Kirby Puckett's jaw in Indians 12-4 win
  • 1995 Troy Dixon scores cricket century on 1st-class debut for Qld v W Prov
  • 1996 NY Yankee Jim Leyitz is 2nd catcher to wear a hockey mask
  • 1996 Orioles' Roberto Alomar suspended 5 games for spitting at ump
  • 1996 Troy Davis of Iowa State ran for 378 yards, 3rd highest in college football games (others: Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas & Alabama)
  • 1997 32nd Ryder Cup: Europe wins 14½-13½ to retain the Cup at Sotogrande Spain

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1997 St Louis Cardinals Mark McGwire hits his 58th HR of 1997 (34 with Oak A's)

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 1997 Wendy Ward wins LPGA Fieldcrest Cannon Classic
  • 2014 40th Ryder Cup: Europe wins 16.5-11.5 at Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1882 Jack Fournier, 2nd baseman (1917-18 NY Yankees)
  • 1885 Wilbur 'Lefty' Good, pitcher (NY Yankees, 1905)
  • 1887 Avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1889 Jack Fournier, American baseball player (d. 1973)
  • 1895 Lawton Whitey Witt, outfielder (NY Yankees, 1922-25)
  • 1905 Max Schmeling, Klein Luckow, Province of Pomerania, German world heavyweight boxing champ (1930-32)
  • 1905 William Northam, Austria, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1907 Glen "Turk" Edwards, NFL tackle (Boston/Washington Redskins)
  • 1907 Heikki Savolainen, Finland, pommel horse gymnist (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1911 Henry Ellsworth Vines Jr, tennis (US Open 1931, 32)/golfer

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1913 Alice Marble, American tennis player (US Open 1936, 1938-40), born in Beckwourth, California (d. 1990)

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • 1919 Tom Harmon, Rensselaer Indiana, sportscaster/NFL tailback (Heisman)
  • 1935 Bruce Crampton, Australian PGA golfer (1961 Milwaukee Open), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1941 Charley Taylor, NFL wide receiver/running back (Wash Redskin)
  • 1942 Grant "Mudcat" Jackson, pitcher (1972 NY Yankees, Phillies)
  • 1943 Gertrud "Traudl" Hecher, Austria, downhill skier (Olympic-bronze-1960)
  • 1943 Lou Piniella, outfielder/manager (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners)
  • 1945 Marielle Goitschel, Ste Maxime France, alpine skier (Olympic-gold-64)
  • 1946 Majid Khan, cricketer (great Pakistani batsman 1964-82)
  • 1948 Marielle Goitschel, France, slalom (Olympic-gold-1968) [or 1945]
  • 1951 Dave Rajsich, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1952 Anthony Davis, footballer
  • 1954 Steve Largent, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1958 Angella Issajenko, Jamaica, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • 1959 Todd Worrell, Arcadia CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1959 Ron Fellows, Canadian race car driver
  • 1960 Derek James, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Infiniti), born in Durban, South Africa
  • 1960 Gus Logie, cricketer (WI batsman 1983-91, great fielder)
  • 1960 Tom Byrum, Onida SD, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Panama City Beach-4th)
  • 1961 Ed Vosberg, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1961 Yordanka Donkova, Bulgaria, 100 m hurdler (world record)
  • 1962 Irving Fryar, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1962 Laurie Rinker-Graham, LPGA golfer (1986 LPGA Corning), born in Stuart, Flordia
  • 1963 Johnny Earl Dawkins Jr, NBA guard (Spurs, Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1964 Paul Jewell, English football manager
  • 1966 Kevin Baker, Canadian Tour golfer (Manitoba Amateur-1988), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1966 Scott Adams, NFL offensive linesman (Chicago Bears)
  • 1967 Darion Conner, NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1967 Jake Reed, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1967 Jason Dungjen, pairs skaters (Olympics-1994), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967 Oswald Drawdy, Hampton SC, Canadian Tour golfer (1987 SC Amateur)
  • 1968 Jerry Evans, NFL tight end (Denver Broncos)
  • 1968 Jock Climie, CFL slot back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1969 Jack O'Keffe, Australian golfer, born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1969 L Janusz Hooker, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Nico Vaesen, Belgian footballer
  • 1970 Kimiko Date, tennis star (1996 Japan Open), born in Kyoto, Japan
  • 1970 Gualter Salles, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1971 Chad May, NFL/WLAF quarterback (Minnesota Vikings, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971 David Weightman, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Janet Evans, swimmer (Olympics)
  • 1971 Marcus Spears, NFL/WLAF guard/tackle (Chicago Bears, Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1971 Matthew Elliott, cricketer (Australian Test opening batsman v WI 1996)
  • 1971 Alan Wright, English footballer
  • 1972 Cathy Caverzasio, Switzerland, tennis star
  • 1972 Greg Ivy, NFL punter (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973 Brian Rafalski, American ice hockey player
  • 1974 Joonas Kolkka, Finnish footballer
  • 1974 Mariya Kiselyova, Russian swimmer
  • 1975 Lenny Krayzelburg, American swimmer

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1977 Se Ri Pak, South Korean golfer, born in Daejeon, Korea

LPGA Golfer Se Ri Pak
LPGA Golfer
Se Ri Pak
  • 1979 Bam Margera, American skateboarder
  • 1981 José Calderón, Spanish basketball player
  • 1981 Jorge Guagua, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1982 Anderson Varejão, Brazilian basketball player
  • 1982 Abhinav Bindra, Indian shooter
  • 1982 Ray Emery, Canadian hockey player
  • 1982 Emeka Okafor, American basketball player
  • 1982 Dustin Penner, Canadian hockey player
  • 1983 Stefan Moore, English footballer
  • 1984 Ryan Zimmerman, American baseball player
  • 1986 Andrés Guardado, Mexican footballer
  • 1988 Aleks Vrteski, Australian footballer
  • 1989 Mark Randall, English footballer

Weddings in Sport

  • 2008 American tennis player Mardy Fish (26) weds "Deal or No Deal" model Stacey Gardner at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, California

Deaths in Sport

  • 1884 Fred Morley, cricket lefty quick (16 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng), dies
  • 1943 Charles Vintcent, cricketer (played in South Africa's 1st 3 tests), dies
  • 1959 Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (b. 1901)
  • 2002 Hartland Molson, Canadian businessman (Molson family), senator and sports executive (Montreal Canadiens) (b. 1907)
  • 2003 Althea Gibson, American golfer and 1st African American tennis champion in a major event, dies at 76
  • 2008 Andrzej Badeński, Polish athlete (400 metres)