On This Day

September 1958 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 1 St Louis Cardinals pitcher Vinegar Bend Mizell walks a NL record 9 batters in a 1-0 shutout of Cincinnati Reds

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

Sep 7 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Ashley Cooper outlasts fellow Australian Mal Anderson 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 10-8, 8-6 for his 3rd Grand Slam event win of the year

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

Sep 7 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard 3-6, 6-1, 6-2

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
Tennis Player Althea Gibson
Tennis Player
Althea Gibson

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 8 Pirate Roberto Clemente ties modern record of 3 triples in a game

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 14 Yankees win 24th pennant, & 9th under Casey Stengel

Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel
Baseball Hall of Fame Manager
Casey Stengel
  • Sep 20 Baltimore Oriole knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm no-hits NY Yankees 1-0
  • Sep 26 Columbia (US) beats Sceptre (Britain) in 18th America's Cup

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 11 Don Slaught, American catcher (California Angels, NY Yankees), born in Long Beach, California
  • Sep 12 Wilfred Benítez, Puerto Rican boxer (youngest world champion at 17 years, 176 days [WBA Light Welterweight]), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestOrel Hershiser

Sep 16 Orel Hershiser, American baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers, Cleveland Indians), born in Buffalo, New York

Baseball Pitcher Orel Hershiser
Baseball Pitcher
Orel Hershiser
  • Sep 16 Neville Southall, Welsh footballer, born in Llandudno, Wales
  • Sep 17 Daniel Nunez, Cuba, weightlifter (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Sep 18 John Aldridge, Irish footballer, born in Liverpool, England
  • Sep 19 Azumah Nelson, Ghanaian professional boxer, born in Accra, Ghana
  • Sep 21 Rick Mahorn, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
  • Sep 22 El Hadji Dia Ba, Senegalese hurdler (Olympic silver 1988), born in Dakar, Senegal
  • Sep 23 Larry Mize, American golfer (US Masters 1987), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Sep 23 Marvin Lewis, American NFL coach (DC Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl 2000; Cincinnati Bengals 2003-18), born in McDonald, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 28 Angella Issajenko, Jamaica, 4X100m relayer (Olympic silver 1984)
  • Sep 30 Nona Garson, equestrian show jumper (Olympics 1996)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 9 Charles Macartney, Australian cricketer (35 Tests 1907-26, 2131 runs 45 wkts), dies at 72