September 1975 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 1 NY Mets pitcher Tom Seaver shuts out Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-0; first to reach 200 strikeouts for a MLB-record 8th straight season
  • Sep 3 England cricket batsman Bob Woolmer scores 149 on the final day to save the 4th Test v Australia at The Oval; longest first-class match ever played in England; 32 hours 17 minutes
  • Sep 3 Dodgers 1st baseman Steve Garvey begins his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak in a 13-2 loss v Cincinnati Reds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova asks for US political asylum in New York City during the US Open

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 6 US Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert wins her first of 6 US titles; beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Sep 7 Cincinnati Reds, win earliest NL division title
  • Sep 7 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Pakistani cricketer Hanif Mohammad

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 US Open Men's Tennis: Manuel Orantes of Spain wins his only Grand Slam title; upsets #1 seed Jimmy Connors 6-4, 6-3, 6-4

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors

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Sep 10 Darryl Sittler is named captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler
  • Sep 15 1st College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 17-3 in Foxborough
  • Sep 16 Pirates beat Cubs 22-0, Rennie Stennett is 3rd to go 7 for 7

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Sep 20 Ryder Cup Golf, Laurel Valley GC: US beats Great Britain & Ireland, 21-11; Arnold Palmer non-playing American captain; Bernard Hunt GB & I skipper

  • Sep 26 Phillies & NY Mets play a doubleheader that ends at 3:15 AM
  • Sep 28 5th NYC Women's Marathon won by Kim Merritt in 2:46:14
  • Sep 28 6th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:19:27
  • Sep 28 Oakland A's Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Linblad & Rollie Fingers, no-hit California Angels, 5-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 Cuttino Mobley, American basketball player
  • Sep 3 Christobal Huet, hockey goalie (Team France 1998)
  • Sep 4 Nikolaos Lyberopoulos, Greek footballer
  • Sep 5 Rod Barajas, Mexican-American baseball player, born in Ontario, California
  • Sep 5 George Boateng, Dutch footballer, born in Nkawkaw, Ghana
  • Sep 5 Matt Geyer, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Blacktown, Sydney, Australia
  • Sep 6 Derrek Lee, American baseball player (Florida Marlins), born in Sacramento, California
  • Sep 7 Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle road racer, born in Setagaya, Japan (d. 2007)
  • Sep 7 Harold Wallace, Costa Rican footballer, born in Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Sep 8 Elena Likhovtseva, Alma-Ata Kazakhstan, tennis star
  • Sep 8 John Thomas, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • Sep 8 Lee Eul-Yong, South Korean footballer

Person of interestDan O'Toole

Sep 10 Dan O'Toole, Canadian sports anchor (TSN, Fox Sports 1), born in Peterborough, Ontario

Sports Anchor Dan O'Toole
Sports Anchor
Dan O'Toole
  • Sep 11 Juan Cobián, Argentine footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Sep 13 Sean McClain, fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Sep 13 Akihiro Asai, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Sep 15 Tom Dolan, American 400m freestyle/200m/400m medley swimmer (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Sep 15 Tsutsumi Otomo, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • Sep 16 Kip Harkrider, Carthage TX, baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Sep 17 Jimmie Johnson, American auto racer (7-time NASCAR Cup Series champion), born in El Cajon, California
  • Sep 18 Kanstantsin Lukashyk, Belarusian pistol shooter
  • Sep 20 Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian race car driver
  • Sep 21 Doug Davis, American baseball player
  • Sep 22 Ethan Moreau, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 23 Vitaliy Yeremeyev, hockey goalie (Team Kazkhstan 1998)
  • Sep 25 Matt Hasselbeck, American football player
  • Sep 27 Ed Gray, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • Sep 27 Tajama Abraham, WNBA center (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • Sep 28 Lenny Krayzelburg, American swimmer
  • Sep 29 Heather Pease, Monterey California, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Sep 29 Albert Celades, Spanish football player
  • Sep 30 Carlos Guillén, Venezuelan baseball player

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 29 Casey Stengel, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (Yankees (1949-60), NY Met's 1st), dies of cancer at 85