Events in Sport in September 1969

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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)

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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

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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

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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)

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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)

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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