Events in Sport in September 1979

  • 2nd 79th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Mark O'Meara
  • 3rd Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • 5th A's Matt Keough A's beats Brewers 6-1 for 1st win after 14 straight losses, ended 1978 with 4 loses (1 shy of the record 19)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

5th Roscoe Tanner fires 11 aces, breaks the net with his bullet serve & upsets top-seeded Bjorn Borg in US Tennis Open quarterfinals

Tennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Australian Open
Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 7th The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) makes its debut.
  • 9th Sally Little wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

9th 99th Men's U.S. Open: John McEnroe beats Vitas Gerulaitis (7-5, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

Sport awardTennis Open

9th 99th Women's U.S. Open: Tracy Austin beats Chris Evert (6-4, 6-3)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Event of interestEvent of Interest

12th Carl Yastrzemski, is 15th to get 3,000 hits

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 12th Indiana Pacers cut Ann Meyers, 1st woman on an NBA club
  • 12th Red Carl Yastrzemski gets his 3,000th hit off Yankee Jim Beattie
  • 15th Red Sox Bob Watson is 1st to hit for cycle in AL & NL (Astros)
  • 16th 23rd Ryder Cup: US wins, 17-11 at The Greenbrier (White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, US)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

16th Nancy Lopez/JoAnn Washam wins Portland- Ping Team Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

Event of interestEvent of Interest

17th Royals' George Brett is 6th to have 20 doubles/triples/HRs in a season

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 22nd Larry Parrish (Expos) HRs off Rawly Eastwick (Phillies) in DH
  • 23rd Sandra Post wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

24th Pete Rose reaches 200 hits in a season for 10th time

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 24th Russian ice skaters Protopopov & Beloussova ask for asylum in Switzerland
  • 25th California Angels win their 1st NL West pennant
  • 26th 1984 summer LA Olympic coverage sold to ABC for $225 million

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

28th Larry Holmes TKOs Earnie Shavers in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 29th Astros' J R Richard strikes out NL season righty record of 313
  • 30th Milwaukee Brewers lose 5-0 ending 213 straight games without a shutout
  • 30th Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic