Events in Sport for September 1979

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Months in 1979: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - October - November - December

Events 1 - 24 of 24

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)
5th - Roscoe Tanner fires 11 aces, breaks the net with his bullet serve & upsets top-seeded Bjorn Borg in US Tennis Open quarterfinals
7th - The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) makes its debut.
9th - Sally Little wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic
9th - 99th Men's U.S. Open: John McEnroe beats Vitas Gerulaitis (7-5, 6-3, 6-3)
9th - 99th Women's U.S. Open: Tracy Austin beats Chris Evert (6-4, 6-3)
12th - Carl Yastrzemski, is 15th to get 3,000 hits
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)
LPGA Golfer Nancy LopezLPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez 16th - Nancy Lopez/JoAnn Washam wins Portland- Ping Team Golf Championship
17th - Royals' George Brett is 6th to have 20 doubles/triples/HRs in a season
22nd - Larry Parrish (Expos) HRs off Rawly Eastwick (Phillies) in DH
23rd - Sandra Post wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic
24th - Pete Rose reaches 200 hits in a season for 10th time
25th - California Angels win their 1st NL West pennant
26th - 1984 summer LA Olympic coverage sold to ABC for $225 million
28th - Larry Holmes TKOs Earnie Shavers in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
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

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