Events in Sport in September 1969

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2nd NY Yankee Joe Pepitone is reinstated

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

Sport awardTennis Open

9th 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

9th 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
  • 10th NY Mets sweep Montreal Expos putting them in 1st place for 1st time
  • 13th Baltimore Orioles, win earliest AL Eastern division title
  • 13th Bobby Bonds is baseballs 4th 30-HR, 30-steal player

Sport awardGolf Tournament

14th Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open

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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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