On This Day in Sport for September 30

Events in Sport

  • 1659 Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during religious services (1st mention of tennis in US)
  • 1882 22nd British Golf Open: Bob Ferguson shoots a 171 at St Andrews
  • 1887 Volunteer (US) beats Thistle (Scotland) in 8th America's Cup
  • 1904 White Sox lefty Doc White, pitches his 5th shutout in 18 days
  • 1915 Red Sox clinch AL pennant by beating Detroit
  • 1916 Giants lose to Braves 8-3, ends 26 consecutive win streak

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1927 Babe Ruth hits record setting 60th HR (off Tom Zachary)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1934 Babe Ruth's final game as a Yankee, goes 0 for 3
  • 1937 6th Ryder Cup: US, 8-4 at Southport & Ainsdale, England
  • 1939 1st televised college football game (Fordham vs Waynesburg at NYC)
  • 1939 White Sox reliever Clint Brown sets record of 61st relief appearance

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945 Hank Greenberg's final day HR wins pennant for Tigers

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • 1947 Yanks beat Dodgers 5-3-largest WS crowd 73,365-1st WS televised
  • 1950 12th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Maryland beats Navy 35-21 in College Park
  • 1956 Phillies Robin Roberts gives up a major league record 46th HR
  • 1956 White Sox Jim Derrington, 16, is youngest to start a game (he loses)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA San Diego Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1962 NY Mets lose record 120th game as Cubs turn triple play & beat NY 5-1
  • 1968 AL & NL umpires form a new Association of Major League Umpires
  • 1968 Sharon Miller wins LPGA Seven Lakes Golf Invitational

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1972 Roberto Clemente is 11th to get 3,000 hits

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • 1973 4th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:21:54
  • 1973 Mel Gray begins NFL streak of 121 consecutive game receptions
  • 1973 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Cameron Park Golf Open
  • 1978 Major Indoor Soccer League grants 1st 6 franchises to Cincinnati
  • 1978 Phillies clinch NL East title
  • 1978 Cleveland, Houston, NY, Philadelphia & Pittsburgh Phillies win 3rd consecutive NL East Division title
  • 1979 Milwaukee Brewers lose 5-0 ending 213 straight games without a shutout

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1980 1,754 turn out to see Phillies play NY Mets at Shea Stadium

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1980 A's Rickey Henderson sets AL stolen base record at 98 en route to 100

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1981 Seoul, South Korea, is selected to host 1988 Summer Olympics
  • 1984 California Angels Michael Witt is 11th to pitch a perfect baseball game
  • 1984 Bowie Kuhn ends career as Baseball Commissioner
  • 1984 California Angel Mike Witt, pitches a perfect game over Texas Rangers, 1-0
  • 1984 NY Yankee Don Mattingly wins AL batting crown with .343 avg
  • 1988 Louise Ritter, US, jumps 6'8" to win Olympic gold medal

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1988 Robin Givens & Mike Tyson appear on Barbara Walter's Show

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1989 Nolan Ryan's perfect game broken in 8th, but gets his 300th strikeout

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1989 Toronto Blue Jays wins AL East title
  • 1990 Chicago White Sox beat Seattle 2-1 in last game at Comiskey Park
  • 1990 Pittsburgh Pirates wins NL East title

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1992 KC Royal George Brett gets 4 hits to become 18th to get 3,000 hits

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1997 1st time 3 cons HRs in post season-Raines, Jeter, O'Neill (NY Yankees)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1997 Yanks Tim Raines, Derek Jeter & Paul O'Neill are 1st to hit 3 consecutively homers in post season (Yanks beat Indians 8-6)

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter
MLB Right Fielder Paul O'Neill
MLB Right Fielder
Paul O'Neill
  • 2012 39th Ryder Cup: Europe wins 14.5-13.5 at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois, U.S

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1869 Ernest Jones, cricket pace bowler (marvellous Aust at turn of century)
  • 1919 Roberto Bonomi, Argentine racing driver (d. 1992)
  • 1922 Allan Rae, cricketer (prolific WI opening batsman 1948-53)
  • 1926 Robin Roberts, pitcher (Phillies, Won 28 in 1952)
  • 1931 Ray Willsey, Regina Sask, WLAF def coordinator (Frankfurt, Scotland)
  • 1932 Johnny Podres, American baseball player (d. 2008)
  • 1940 Harry Winston Jerome, Sask Canada, 100m runner (Olympic-bronze-1964)
  • 1942 Sture Pettersson, Sweden, cyclist (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • 1946 Paul Sheahan, cricketer (dashing Australian Test batsman 1967-74)
  • 1948 Craig Kusick, former Major League Baseball Player
  • 1951 Catie Ball, US, 100 m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic-4X4 gold-1968)
  • 1952 Darrell Hair, cricketer (Australian Test umpire since 1993-94)
  • 1958 Nona Garson, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-96)
  • 1959 Hans Werdekker, Dutch soccer player (Ajax, RKC/Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1959 Kim Bauer, LPGA golfer (1993 Minn LPGA Classic-30th), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1959 Ettore Messina, Italian basketball coach
  • 1960 Mike Herbert, Rogers Ark, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1961 Chandrakant Pandit, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (late 80's)
  • 1961 Eric van de Poele, Belgian racing driver
  • 1962 Dave Magadan, 1st baseman (NY Mets, Chicago Cubs), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1962 Frank Rijkaard, Surinam/Dutch soccer star (Ajax, AC Milan)
  • 1962 George Jamison, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1962 Leon Hutten, soccer player (RKC)
  • 1963 Ed Drakich, Windsor Ontario, volleyball player (Olympics-96)
  • 1964 Michael McKay, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 Nadine Handford, Adelaide Aust, golfer (1993 T77 Alpine Aust Ladies)
  • 1967 Yorkis Perez, Bajos de Haina Dom Rep, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1970 Eric Piatkowski, NBA guard/forward (LA Clippers)
  • 1971 Brentson Buckner, NFL defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1971 Ron Collins, WLAF tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1972 Cedric Saunders, NFL tight end (Tampa Bay Bucs, Scotland Claymores)
  • 1972 Jamal Anderson, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972 Troy Dumas, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1974 Jeremy Giambi, American baseball player
  • 1975 Carlos Guillén, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1977 Sun Jihai, Chinese footballer
  • 1977 Roy Carroll, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1978 Candice Michelle, American female wrestler
  • 1979 Andy van der Meyde, Dutch footballer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1980 Martina Hingis, Swiss tennis star (5 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Košice, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia)

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • 1981 Dominique Moceanu, California, gymnast (World-silver-95, Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1981 Brandon Watson, American baseball
  • 1983 Andreea Răducan, Romanian gymnast

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1989 NBA legend Larry Bird (32) weds long-time girlfriend Dinah Mattingly in Terre Haute, Indiana

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird

HeartWedding of Interest

2000 Tennis star player Pete Sampras (29) weds actress and former Miss Teen USA Bridgette Wilson (27) in Los Angeles, California

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

Deaths in Sport

  • 1925 Philip Hutchinson, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1889), dies
  • 1954 Percie Charlton, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1890), dies
  • 1996 Aubrey Brabazon, jockey/trainer, dies at 76
  • 1998 Dan Quisenberry, American baseball player, dies at 45
  • 2002 Arthur Hazlerigg, British peer and cricketer, dies at 92
  • 2012 Barbara Ann Scott, Canadian figure skater, dies at 84