September 2001 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 1 Australian Rugby Union team gives all conquering captain John Eales perfect send off in his final game for the Wallabies with a famous last minute 29-26 win over NZ All Blacks in Sydney
  • Sep 1 Jockey Tim Moccasin caps a streak of 14 consecutive victories, a North American record, at Marquis Downs in Saskatoon, Canada aboard Intricate Stitch in the 5th race

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 1 Facing 4-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux, Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa hits the longest home run in Turner Field history as his 53rd of the season travels 471 feet to straight away center

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa
  • Sep 3 In just his 11th start, St. Louis Cardinals' rookie pitcher Bud Smith no-hits the San Diego Padres, 4-0

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 US Open Women's Tennis: Venus Williams successfully defends title; beats younger sister Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 9 US Open Men's Tennis: Lleyton Hewitt of Australia becomes youngest (20) world #1 player; beats Pete Sampras 7-6, 6-1, 6-1

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 Despite suffering from lung cancer and Parkinson's disease, Jack Buck stirs emotions by reading a patriotic-themed poem during the pregame ceremonies on baseball's first night back after the September 11th terrorist attacks

Sportscaster Jack Buck
Sportscaster
Jack Buck

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 1 Brian Moore British sports commentator (b. 1932)
  • Sep 5 Heywood Hale Broun, American TV commentator and sports correspondent, dies at 83
  • Sep 11 Garnet Bailey, Canadian hockey player and scout (b. 1948)
  • Sep 13 Jaroslav Drobný, Czech ice hockey player (Olympic silver 1948) / tennis player (Wimbledon 1954, French 1951-52), dies of a stroke at 79
  • Sep 23 Ron Hewitt, Welsh footballer (b. 1928)