September 1998 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 1 American harness trainer/driver Dave Palone wins his 6,000th race, driving Oompa’s Terminator to victory at The Meadows Racetrack in Pennsylvania
  • Sep 4 NY Yankees beat Chicago WS, 11-6, to win their 100th game on the earliest date in MLB history besting the 1906 Chicago Cubs & 1954 Cleveland Indians by 5 days

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 12 US Open Women's Tennis: Lindsay Davenport wins her first career Grand Slam title; beats defending champion Martina Hingis 6-3, 7-5

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • Sep 13 US Open Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Patrick Rafter retains title; beats Mark Philippoussis 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-0

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 1 Cary Middlecoff, American golfer (1956 Vardon Trophy, 1955 Byron Nelson Award), dies at 77
  • Sep 2 Jackie Blanchflower, Irish footballer (b. 1933)
  • Sep 13 Harry Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1926)
  • Sep 21 Florence Griffith Joyner, American sprinter (3 x Olympic gold 1988), dies of an epileptic seizure at 38
  • Sep 27 Doak Walker, American football player (b. 1927)
  • Sep 27 Narita Bryan, Japanese racehorse (b. 1991)
  • Sep 30 Dan Quisenberry, American MLB player (5-time AL saves leader), dies of brain tumour at 45