Events in Sport on 18th September

  • 1848 Baseball rules 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner
  • 1863 4th British Golf Open: Willie Park, Sr. shoots a 168 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1903 Phillies' Chick Fraser no-hits Chicago Cubs, 10-0
  • 1909 Largest paid baseball attendance (35,409), A's beat Tigers, 2-0 in Det
  • 1915 Boston Braves trounce St Louis Cardinals 20-1
  • 1925 Bill Tilden wins 6th straight US tennis championship
  • 1926 46th U.S. Men's National Championship: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (6-4, 6-0, 6-4)
  • 1928 Cards beat Phillies for 20th of 22 games in 1928
  • 1929 Pirates loss to Braves & clinch NL pennant for the Cubs
  • 1930 Enterprise (US) beats Shamrock V (UK) in 15th America's Cup
  • 1930 NY Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing hits 2 HRs to beat St Louis Browns, 7-6
  • 1938 Chicago Bears beat Green Bay Packers 2-0

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1946 Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1949 Baseball major league record 4 grand slams hit
  • 1954 Cleveland Indians clinch AL pennant, beat Tigers (3-2)
  • 1955 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Mile High Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1955 Willie Mays hits record tying 9th HR at Ebbets Field (ties Joe Adcock)

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1956 Mickey Mantle is 8th to hit 50 HRs in a seaon

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1960 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1962 Bob Aspromonte sets NL 3rd baseman record of 57 cons errorless games
  • 1963 Final game at Polo Grounds, 1,752 see Phillies beat Mets 5-1
  • 1965 Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium: Mantle play his 2,000th game
  • 1966 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational
  • 1967 Intrepid (US) beats Dame Pattie (Aust) in 21st America's Cup
  • 1968 Ray Washburn (Cards) no-hits SF Giants 2-0
  • 1971 19th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 18½-13½ at Old Warson Country Club (St. Louis, Missouri, US)
  • 1977 Courageous (US) sweeps Australia (Aust) in 24th America's Cup
  • 1977 Joanne Carner/Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Team Golf Championship
  • 1980 'Les Miserables' opens at Palais des Sports, Paris
  • 1983 Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • 1983 New Orleans Saints 1st OT victory; beating Chicago Bears 34-31

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984 Tim Raines is 1st player with 4 consecutive 70-stolen-base seasons

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • 1986 David Boon's 3rd Test cricket century, 122 v India at Madras
  • 1988 Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • 1990 Atlanta is chosen to host 1996 (centennial) Summer Olympics
  • 1991 John Hart becomes general manager of Cleveland Indians
  • 1991 NCAA places Tenn on 2 yrs probation for football recruting violations
  • 1991 Robert Helmick resigns as pres of US Olympic Committee
  • 1993 LA Mighty Ducks play their 1st NHL pre-season game against Penguins
  • 1994 1st Presidents Golf Cup: US beats Intl team 20-12 at Robert Jones Va
  • 1994 Deb Richard wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • 1994 Ken Burn's "Baseball" premieres on PBS

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996 Roger Clemens ties his own major league record with 20 strikeouts

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1997 Seve Ballesteros & Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo