On This Day

September 2000 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 4 England claim first series (3-1) over West Indies since 1969; win 5th Test by 158 runs at The Oval, London; Windies captain Courtney Walsh's 132nd and final Test

US Open Women's Tennis

Sep 9 US Open Women's Tennis: Venus Williams wins her first US title; beats fellow American Lindsay Davenport 6-4, 7-5

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 10 US Open Men's Tennis: Marat Safin of Russia wins his first Grand Slam title; beats home favourite Pete Sampras 6-4, 6-3, 6-3

  • Sep 15 27th Olympic Games opens at Sydney, Australia

Baseball Record

Sep 16 Sammy Sosa becomes the second player to hit 50 or more home runs in three consecutive years, joining Mark McGwire

Sports History

Sep 17 Dan Marino's #13 jersey is retired by the Miami Dolphins

Baseball Record

Sep 19 Ken Griffey Jr. pinch-hits his 400th home run becoming the first major league player to reach the mark as a pinch-hitter

  • Sep 25 American basketball player Vince Carter jumps over 7 foot 2 Frédéric Weis in 2000 Summer Olympics, known in France as "le dunk de la mort" (the dunk of death)

Olympic Gold

Sep 27 United States baseball team, managed by Tommy Lasorda, wins Olympic Gold Medal in Sydney, Australia


Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 7 Ariarne Titmus, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200/400m 2021; World C'ship gold 400m, 4x200m 2019), born in Launceston, Australia

Weddings in Sport

Pete Sampras

Sep 30 Tennis star player Pete Sampras (29) weds actress and former Miss Teen USA Bridgette Wilson (27) in Los Angeles, California

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 5 Roy Fredericks, West Indian cricket batsman (59 Tests @ 42.49, 8 x 100s; British Guyana, Glamorgan CCC), dies at 57
  • Sep 17 Nicole Reinhart, American cyclist (b. 1976)
  • Sep 23 Aurelio Rodríguez, Mexican Major League Baseball player (b. 1947)