September 1990 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 1 Toronto Argonauts beat BC Lions 68-43 at the Skydome in Toronto for the highest combined score (111) in Canadian Football League history
  • Sep 2 Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Dave Stieb throws MLB record 9th no-hitter of the season; beats Cleveland, 3-0

Baseball Record

Sep 3 White Sox closer Bobby Thigpen tops Dave Righetti's MLB record with 47th save in Chicago's 4-2 win v Royals; Thigpen finishes season with 57 saves

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 5 #12 seed Pete Sampras ends #3 Ivan Lendl's bid for 9th straight US Open final with classic 6-4, 7-6, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2 quarter final win; goes on to win 1st career Grand Slam title

US Open Women's Tennis

Sep 8 US Open Women's Tennis: Gabriela Sabatini becomes only Argentine woman to win a Grand Slam singles event; beats Steffi Graf 6-2, 7-6

  • Sep 9 Oakland beats NY 7-3 to complete a 12-game sweep of Yankees this year
  • Sep 9 US Open Men's Tennis: 19 year old Pete Sampras wins his first Grand Slam title; beats fellow American Andre Agassi 6-4, 6-3, 6-2; Sampras youngest male US Open winner
  • Sep 10 1st time in NY Yankee history they are completely swept season series, Oakland A's beat them 12 games to 0
  • Sep 10 1st time since 1966 that all 8 grand slam tennis champs are different
  • Sep 13 Robert E Nederlander appointed NY Yankee managing general partner
  • Sep 15 Chicago White Sox Bobby Thigpen is 1st to record 50 saves
  • Sep 18 Atlanta is chosen to host 1996 (centennial) Summer Olympics
  • Sep 21 MLB Commissioner Faye Vincent turns down Chicago White Sox bid to reinstate 68 year old Minnie Miñoso
  • Sep 21 Oakland A's Bob Welch becomes 1st 25 game winner in 10 years

Baseball Record

Sep 22 Andre Dawson steals his 300th base & is only player other than Willie Mays to have 300 HRs, 300 steals & 2,000 hits

  • Sep 25 1st 8 NY Yankees hit safely vs Baltimore Orioles to tie record
  • Sep 25 Oakland A's clinch 3rd straight AL West title

Sports History

Sep 27 Tour de France champion Greg LeMond visits White House

  • Sep 30 MLB Chicago White Sox beat Seattle Mariners 2-1 in last game at Comiskey Park, Chicago
  • Sep 30 MLB Pittsburgh Pirates win NL East title

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 2 Marcus Ericsson, Swedish auto racer (Indianapolis 500 2022; Formula BMW UK 2007; All-Japan Formula 3 C'ship 2009), born in Kumla, Sweden
  • Sep 5 Kim Yu-Na, Korean figure skater, born in Wonmi-gu, South Korea
  • Sep 6 John Wall, American basketball point guard (2010 NBA Draft: #1 pick Washington Wizards), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Sep 7 Tanja Kolbe, German ice dancer, born in Berlin, Germany
  • Sep 8 Gerrit Cole, American MLB player (NY Yankees), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Sep 8 Jos Buttler, English cricket wicketkeeper (HS 152; Somerset CCC, Lancashire CCC, Rajasthan Royals, Sydney Thunder), born in Taunton, England
  • Sep 8 Matt Barkley, American NFL football quarterback (Buffalo Bills), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Sep 8 Matthew Dellavedova, Australian basketball player (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Maryborough, Australia
  • Sep 9 Shaun Johnson, New Zealand Rugby League halfback (Auckland Warriors, Cronulla Sharks), born in Auckland, NZ
  • Sep 14 Douglas Costa, Brazilian footballer (Juventus), born in Sapucaia do Sul, Brazil

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Sep 20 Canadian ice hockey player (New York Islanders), born in Mississauga, Ontario

  • Sep 21 Rob Cross, English darts player (PDC World Champion 2018), born in Pembury, England
  • Sep 25 Mao Asada, Japanese figure skater, born in Nagoya, Japan

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 6 Len Hutton, English cricket batsman (79 Tests, 19 x 100, HS 364, BA 56.67; Yorkshire CCC), dies at 74