September 1993 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 1 Goran Ivanišević and Daniel Nestor play a 20–18 tiebreaker in their US Open first round match, eventually won by Ivanišević 6–4, 7–6, 7–6(20–18); longest tiebreak in US Open history
  • Sep 4 Penn State University plays its first football game in the Big 10, beating Minnesota 38-20; quarterback John Sacca throws 4 touchdown passes to Bobby Engram
  • Sep 4 New York Yankees pitcher Jim Abbott no-hits Cleveland Indians, 4-0 at Yankee Stadium

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 4 Mats Wilander beats fellow Swede Mikael Pernfors in a US Open marathon 7-6, 3-6, 1-6, 7-6, 6-4 in 4 hours 1 minute; match ends at 2:26am

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player Mikael Pernfors
Tennis Player
Mikael Pernfors
  • Sep 5 Largest US Tennis Open 2 sessions (total) daily gate (43,502)
  • Sep 6 Helen Dobson wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic
  • Sep 8 Baseball's proposed switch to a three-division format OKed in AL

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 US Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf wins 15th Grand Slam singles title, 3rd US title; beats Helena Suková 6-3, 6-3

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Sep 12 Donna Andrews wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 12 US Open Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras wins his second US title; beats Frenchman Cédric Pioline 6-4, 6-4, 6-3

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Player Cedric Pioline
Tennis Player
Cedric Pioline
  • Sep 16 Minnesota Twins Dave Winfield is 19th to get 3,000 hits
  • Sep 18 LA Mighty Ducks play their 1st NHL pre-season game against Penguins
  • Sep 19 Brandie Burton wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Sep 19 San Diego Chargers' kicker John Carney boots 6 field goals in an 18-17 win over Houston to set a new NFL record with 29 consecutive field goals made

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 22 Nolan Ryan, 46, pitches his last game

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Sep 26 Ryder Cup Golf, The Belfry: US beats Europe, 15-13; Davis Love III secures victory for the US beating Costantino Rocca at the 18th, 1 up
  • Sep 26 Cubs bat out of order against Pirates in 2nd inning
  • Sep 26 Indians win their last game at Cleveland Stadium, beating Brewers 6-4
  • Sep 26 Kris Monaghan wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
  • Sep 26 French Williams driver Alain Prost finishes 2nd in Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril to clinch his 4th World F1 Drivers Championship; after race Prost announces his retirement at the end of the season

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 28 Dennis Martínez is 7th to win 100 games in AL & NL

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 3 Dominic Thiem, Austrian tennis player (runner-up French Open 2018), born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria
  • Sep 21 Park Sung-hyun, South Korean golfer, (2 LPGA major titles), born in Seoul, South Korea

Weddings in Sport

  • Sep 4 Five-time U.S. national champion figure pair skater Jerod Swallow (26) weds his partner Elizabeth Punsalen

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 7 Guy Overton, New Zealand cricketer (NZ pace bowler in 3 Tests on 1953-54 SA tour), dies at 74
  • Sep 8 Lorin "Whitey" Harrison, surfer, dies of a heart attack at 80
  • Sep 16 Willie Mosconi, American world billiards champ, dies of heart attack at 80
  • Sep 20 Loan Volkerijk, Dutch baseball coach (ADO), dies at 65
  • Sep 26 John Pennel, American pole vaulter (James E Sullivan Award-1963), dies at 53