September 1996 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 1 Vinny Testaverde completes 19 from 33 for 254 yards as the Baltimore Ravens beat Oakland Raiders, 17-14 in their NFL debut at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore
  • Sep 1 The Carolina Panthers outgun the Atlanta Falcons 29-6 in their first regular season NFL game at Ericsson Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 Balt Orioles' Eddie Murray's 500th career HR

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 US Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf retains her title; beats Monica Seles 7-5 6-4

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • Sep 8 Dottie Pepper wins Safeway LPGA title
  • Sep 8 Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
  • Sep 8 Sri Lanka defeat Australia to win Singer World Series at Colombo

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 US Open Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras retains his title; beats fellow American Michael Chang 6-1, 6-4, 7-6

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 14 As' Mark McGwire is 13th player to hit 50-HRs in a season

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Sep 14 Dean Headley takes 3rd cricket hat-trick of season, Kent v Hampshire
  • Sep 14 NY Met Todd Huntley sets record of 41 HRs by a catcher
  • Sep 15 2nd Presidents Golf Cup: US beats Intl team 16½-15½ at Robert Jones Va
  • Sep 15 Karrie Webb wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 15 Texas Rangers retire their 1st number, Nolan Ryan's #34

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Sep 17 Dodger Hideo Nomo no-hits Colorado Rockies, 9-0 at Coors Field

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 18 Roger Clemens ties his own major league record with 20 strikeouts

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Sep 22 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, St. Pierre Hotel & CC: US retains Cup; beats Europe 17-11; in expanded format US wins 10 of 12 singles matches in final day blowout

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 26 SF Giant Barry Bonds is 2nd player to hit 40 HRs & steal 40 bases

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • Sep 27 Balt Oriole Roberto Alomar spits in face of umpire John Hirschbeck
  • Sep 28 NY Yankee Jim Leyitz is 2nd catcher to wear a hockey mask
  • Sep 28 Orioles' Roberto Alomar suspended 5 games for spitting at ump
  • Sep 28 Troy Davis of Iowa State ran for 378 yards, 3rd highest in college football games (others: Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas & Alabama)
  • Sep 29 34th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Atlantic City USA (5-0)
  • Sep 29 Balt Orioles end season with record 257 HRs
  • Sep 29 Houston Astro's retire Nolan Ryan's #34
  • Sep 29 Orioles Brady Anderson is 14th to hit 50 HRs
  • Sep 29 San Diego Padres sweep LA Dodgers in race for NL West title
  • Sep 29 Trish Johnson wins LPGA Fieldcrest Cannon Golf Classic
  • Sep 29 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Atlantic City, NJ: Monica Seles beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 to give US an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends, 5-0) and 15th title

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 2 Paddy Clift, cricketer (Rhod & Leicester all-rounder 1970-88), dies
  • Sep 4 Sam Cook, English cricketer (Gloucestershire slow bowler with one Test for England), dies at 75
  • Sep 5 Richard Clement Charles Thomas, rugby intl/journalist, dies at 67
  • Sep 9 Edward Greenall, businessman/sportsman, dies at 67
  • Sep 14 Joe Elsby Martin, boxing coach, dies at 80
  • Sep 23 Jack Newman, New Zealand cricketer (NZ left-arm pacer 1932-33), dies at 94
  • Sep 30 Aubrey Brabazon, jockey/trainer, dies at 76