On This Day

September 1992 in Sports History

Events in Sport

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 4 In his record 115th and final US Open singles match, Jimmy Connors is beaten by Ivan Lendl 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-0 in a 2nd-round night match

  • Sep 5 Dan O'Brien sets world record decathlon (8891 pts)
  • Sep 7 Baseball commissioner Faye Vincent resigns
  • Sep 7 Former owner and team president of the Milwaukee Brewers Bud Selig is appointed interim Commissioner of Major League Baseball; holds office until becoming official Commissioner in 1998
  • Sep 8 Danny Tartabull has 9 RBIs as Yanks beat Orioles 16-4
  • Sep 9 1st time Baltimore Orioles draw 3 million fans at home
  • Sep 9 MLB player Robin Yount, is 17th to reach 3,000 hits

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 12 Stefan Edberg beats Michael Chang 6-7, 7-5, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 in the longest match in US Open history (5 hours, 26 minutes)

  • Sep 13 NY Giants trailing Dallas Cowboys 34-0 in 3rd, lose 34-28

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 13 US Open Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg retains his title; beats Pete Sampras 3-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-2

  • Sep 17 NFL decides to suspend World League Football
  • Sep 19 Sergei Boebka pole vaults world record (6.13m)
  • Sep 23 Bill Comrie purchases BC Lions from CFL
  • Sep 23 1st female to play in a NHL exhibition game (Manon Rheaume, goalie) for Tampa Bay Lightning - gives up 2 goals on 9 attempts in 1 period
  • Sep 24 John Jaha ties record of 11 teammates to steal 10 bases (Brewers)
  • Sep 24 Scott Stevens is named 5th Captain in NJ Devils history

Sports History

Sep 24 Toronto's Dave Winfield, 40, is oldest player to reach 100-RBI

Sports History

Sep 25 Sparky Anderson ties Hughie Jennings as Detroit's winningest manager

  • Sep 26 Jimmy Connors beats Martina Navratilova, 7-5, 6-3
  • Sep 26 1st time a positional player pitches for NY Mets, Phil Pecota, in 19-2 lose to Pirates
  • Sep 27 LA Dodgers for 1st time in history clinch last place
  • Sep 27 Pittsburgh Pirates win their 3rd straight NL East title
  • Sep 28 Oakland A's win AL West title
  • Sep 29 Atlanta Braves wins 2nd straight NL West title

Sports History

Sep 29 Magic Johnson announces return to play basketball (he doesn't)

Baseball Record

Sep 30 KC Royal George Brett gets 4 hits to become 18th to get 3,000 hits


Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 1 Chick Harbert, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1954, Ryder Cup 1949, 55), dies of a cerebral haemorrhage at 77
  • Sep 5 Billy Herman, American baseball hall of fame second baseman and manager (Dodgers, Cubs), dies at 83
  • Sep 6 Pat Harder, American NFL fullback (Cardinals, Lions), dies at 70
  • Sep 7 Leo van der Kar, masseur/businessman/founder (Sports Fund), dies at 79
  • Sep 11 Frank McKinney, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m medley), dies in a mid-air collision between 2 aircraft at 53
  • Sep 14 S A Banerjee, cricketer (1 Test for India 1948, no runs, 5 wkts), dies
  • Sep 20 K W Stackpole, cricketer (good Victorian batsman), dies
  • Sep 22 Aurelio López, Mexican baseball player (b. 1948)
  • Sep 23 Bernice Gera, American 1st female baseball umpire (1969 NY-Penn League), dies of cancer at 61