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September 1984 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

Sep 1 Willie Totten (Mississippi Valley State) passes for Division I-AA record 536 yards & 9 TDs in 86-0 win v Kentucky State; Jerry Rice catches 17 passes for 294 yards & 5 TDs; breaks own Division I-AA record for total yardage in pass receptions

  • Sep 1 Middlesex beats Kent off the last ball of the Nat West Trophy cricket final in London; John Emburey hits Kent seamer Richard Ellison to square leg for 4 for the winning runs
  • Sep 3 St. Louis Cardinals closer Bruce Sutter breaks NL record for saves in a season with his 38th in 7-3 win v NY Mets

Baseball Record

Sep 7 Met Dwight Gooden's 11 strikeouts gives him NL rookie record 236

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 9 US Open Men's Tennis: John McEnroe wins his 4th US title and final Grand Slam singles event; beats Ivan Lendl 6-3, 6-4, 6-1

Baseball Record

Sep 17 Reggie Jackson is 13th to hit 500 HRs

Sports History

Sep 18 Tim Raines is 1st player with 4 consecutive 70-stolen-base seasons

  • Sep 20 Cubs break 2 million in home attendance for 1st time

Sports History

Sep 23 NFL San Francisco 49er quarterback Joe Montana misses his 1st start in 49 games

Sports History

Sep 23 Sparky Anderson is 1st manager to win 100 games in both leagues

  • Sep 24 Chicago Cubs clinch NL East title

Baseball Record

Sep 25 NY Met Rusty Staub joins Ty Cobb, who hit HRs as a teen & in 40s

  • Sep 26 5,251 turn out to see Phillies play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • Sep 28 Cleveland Indians down 0-10 to Minnesota Twins, win 11-10
  • Sep 30 California Angels Michael Witt is 11th to pitch a perfect baseball game

Sports History

Sep 30 Bowie Kuhn ends career as Baseball Commissioner

  • Sep 30 California Angel Mike Witt, pitches a perfect game over Texas Rangers, 1-0

Sports History

Sep 30 NY Yankee Don Mattingly wins AL batting crown with .343 avg


Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 4 Hamish McIntosh, Australian football player, born in Lavington, Australia
  • Sep 7 Vera Zvonareva, Russian tennis player (4 x Grand Slam doubles titles; US Open, Wimbledon 2010 runner-up; Federation Cup 2004, 08), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Sep 8 Vitaly Petrov, Russian racing driver (Renault F1 Team in 2010), born in Vyborg, Soviet Union
  • Sep 8 Peter Whittingham, English footballer, born in Nuneaton, England
  • Sep 9 James Hildreth, English cricketer, born in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • Sep 12 Taylor Jenkins, American basketball head coach (Memphis Grizzlies 2019), born in Arlington, Texas
  • Sep 18 Anthony Gonzalez, American politician (Rep-(R)-Ohio 2019-) and football player, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Sep 21 Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner, American swimmer
  • Sep 22 Thiago Emiliano da Silva, Brazilian football player (Paris Saint-Germain, Brazil national team), born in Rio de Janeiro
  • Sep 23 Anneliese van der Pol, Dutch-American actress (That's So Raven & Raven's Home -"Chelsea"), born in Naaldwijk, Netherlands
  • Sep 23 Matt Kemp, American MLB baseball outfiekder, 2006-20, 3X All-Star, 2X Gold Glove (Los Angeles Dodgers, and four other teams), born in Midwest City, Oklahoma
  • Sep 25 Matt Carle, American ice hockey player, born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Sep 27 John Lannan, American baseball player
  • Sep 28 Ryan Zimmerman, American baseball player
  • Sep 29 Per Mertesacker, German football player (Arsenal), born in Hanover, West Germany

Weddings in Sport

  • Sep 14 Figure skater Marina Klimova (18) weds her partner Sergei Ponomarenko (23)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 7 Don Tallon, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (21 Tests, 58 dismissals, 2 x 50s; Queensland CA), dies of heart disease at 68

Joe Cronin

Sep 7 Joe Cronin, American Baseball HOF shortstop (7 x MLB All Star), manger (Boston RS, Washington Senators) and executive (AL President 1959-73), dies at 77

  • Sep 8 Johnnie Parsons, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1950; AAA/USAC Championship 1949), dies at 66
  • Sep 8 Frank Lowson, England cricket batsman (7 Tests, 2 x 50s; Yorkshire CCC), dies at 59
  • Sep 15 Jack Ikin, English cricketer (England opener 1946-55), dies at 66
  • Sep 27 John Facenda, sportscaster (NFL Action), dies at 72