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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

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

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

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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

Person-of-interestPerson 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

Person-of-interestPerson 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