September 1975 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Baseball Record

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

Baseball Record

Sep 3 Dodgers 1st baseman Steve Garvey begins his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak in a 13-2 loss v Cincinnati Reds

  • 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

Sports History

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

US Open Women's Tennis

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

  • Sep 7 Cincinnati Reds, win earliest NL division title
  • Sep 7 Pakistani all-time great batsman Hanif Mohammad plays final day of 1st-class cricket for Pakistan International Airlines v Hyderabad at Niaz Stadium, Hyderabad

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 7 US Open Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Manuel Orantes of Spain wins his only Grand Slam title; upsets #1 seed Jimmy Connors 6-4, 6-3, 6-4; played on green Har-Tru clay surface

Sports History

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

  • Sep 14 Milwaulkee Brewer Robin Yount breaks Mel Ott's record, playing in 242 MLB games as a teen
  • Sep 15 1st College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 17-3 in Foxborough
  • Sep 16 Pittsburgh second baseman Rennie Stennett is second to hit 7-for-7 in a 9-inning MLB game as Pirates rout Chicago Cubs, 22-0 at Wrigley Field

Ryder Cup

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 New York City Marathon: Tom Fleming claims men's title in 2:19:27; Kim Merritt wins women's event in 2:46:14
  • Sep 28 Oakland A's Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Linblad & Rollie Fingers, no-hit California Angels, 5-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 4 Nikolaos Lyberopoulos, Greek footballer, born in Filiatra, Greece
  • Sep 5 George Boateng, Dutch footballer, born in Nkawkaw, Ghana
  • Sep 5 Rod Barajas, Mexican-American baseball player, born in Ontario, California
  • Sep 6 Derrek Lee, American baseball 1st baseman (2 x MLB All Star, 3 x Gold Glove), born in Sacramento, California
  • Sep 7 Harold Wallace, Costa Rican footballer, born in Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Sep 7 Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle road racer (3 x 500cc wins), born in Setagaya, Japan (d. 2007)
  • Sep 8 Elena Likhovtseva, Russian tennis player, born in Alma-Ata, Soviet Union
  • Sep 8 John Thomas, American NBA forward (Boston Celtics), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Sep 8 Lee Eul-Yong, South Korean footballer, born in Taebaek, South Korea

Dan O'TooleDan O'Toole (47 years old)

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

  • Sep 11 Juan Cobián, Argentine footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Sep 13 Akihiro Asai, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Sep 13 Sean McClain, American fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Sep 15 Tom Dolan, American 400m freestyle/200m/400m medley swimmer (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Sep 16 Kip Harkrider, American baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Carthage, Texas
  • 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 (OLympic gold 1992), born in Hrodna, Belarus
  • Sep 20 Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian-American race car driver, born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Sep 22 Ethan Moreau, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Huntsville, Ontario
  • Sep 25 Matt Hasselbeck, American football player, born in Boulder, Colorado
  • Sep 27 Ed Gray, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • Sep 27 Tajama Abraham, WNBA center (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • Sep 28 Lenny Krayzelburg, American swimmer
  • Sep 29 Albert Celades, Spanish football player (Barcelona, Real Madrid), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Sep 29 Heather Pease, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Monterey, California
  • Sep 30 Carlos Guillén, Venezuelan baseball shortstop (3-time MLB All Star; Seattle Mariners, Detroit Tigers), born in Maracay, Aragua
  • Sep 30 Sammy Igoe, English football player, born in Staines-upon-Thames, England

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 12 Doc Alexander, American College Football Hall of Fame guard (Syracuse; All Pro 1921, 22; Rochester Jeffersons; NFL C'ship 1925; NY Giants), dies at 78
  • Sep 23 René Thomas, French auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1914), dies at 89

Casey StengelCasey Stengel (1890-1975)

Sep 29 American Baseball HOF outfielder (World Series 1921, 22 NY Giants) and manager (7 x World Series NY Yankees; NY Mets 1st manager), dies of cancer at 85