Events in Sport in September 1969

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 2 NY Yankee Joe Pepitone is reinstated

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone
  • Sep 7 Carol Mann wins LPGA Molson's Canadian Golf Open
  • Sep 8 US amateur Men's Tennis: Stan Smith beats Bob Lutz (97 63 61)
  • Sep 9 Smallest US Tennis Open single session-131 (men's doubles final only)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 9 89th Men's U.S. Open: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche (7-9, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 9 83rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Court beats Nancy Richey (6-2, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • Sep 10 NY Mets sweep Montreal Expos putting them in 1st place for 1st time
  • Sep 13 Baltimore Orioles, win earliest AL Eastern division title
  • Sep 13 Bobby Bonds is baseballs 4th 30-HR, 30-steal player

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 14 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Sep 15 Cards Steve Carlton sets record by striking out 19 NY Mets in a game
  • Sep 20 18th Ryder Cup: Draw, 16-16 at Royal Birkdale, England
  • Sep 20 Pitts Pirate Bob Moose no-hits NY Mets, 4-0
  • Sep 21 58th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Cleveland (5-0)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 21 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • Sep 21 NY Jet Steve O'Neal punts 98 yards against Denver Broncos
  • Sep 21 Ron Hill wins European marathon (2:16:47.8)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 22 SF Giant Willie Mays, becomes second player to hit 600 home runs

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Sep 24 NY Mets clinch NL East pennant
  • Sep 28 Joe Kapp (Minnesota Vikings) passes for 7 touchdowns vs Balt Colts (52-14)
  • Sep 29 Red Sox Rico Petrocelli hits shortstop record 40th HR of season
  • Sep 29 Steve O'Neal of NY Jets, kicks longest NFL punt; 98 yards vs Denver