On This Day in Sport for September 13

Events in Sport

  • 1866 British Open Golf, Prestwick GC: Willie Park Sr. wins his 3rd title; beats his brother Davie Park by 2 strokes
  • 1872 British Open Golf, Prestwick GC: Tom Morris, Jr. wins 4th consecutive title; beats fellow Scot Davie Strath by 3 strokes
  • 1883 Hugh Daily, a one-armed pitcher for Cleveland (Forest City), tosses 1-0 no-hitter against Philadelphia
  • 1907 Canadian Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IRFU) forms with merge of Hamilton Tigers, Toronto Argonauts (ORFU) and Ottawa Rough Riders, Montreal FC (QRFU)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1909 Ty Cobb clinches AL HR title with his 9th HR (all inside-the-park)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1910 Regina Rugby Club forms
  • 1924 19th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (5-0)
  • 1925 Bkln Dodger Dazzy Vance no-hits Phillies, 10-1
  • 1930 Tommy Armour wins PGA golf tournament
  • 1930 Winnipeg Rugby Football Club 1st game, loses to St John's Rugby, 7-3
  • 1930 50th U.S. Men's National Championship: John Doeg beats Frank Shields (10-8, 1-6, 6-4, 16-14)
  • 1932 NY Yankees clinch their 7th AL pennant
  • 1934 Judge Landis sells World Series broadcast rights to Ford for $100,000

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1938 Alexander Cartwright is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

Inventor of Modern Baseball Alexander Cartwright
Inventor of Modern Baseball
Alexander Cartwright
  • 1942 Cubs shortstop Leonard Merullo makes 4 errors in 1 inning
  • 1946 Boston Red Sox clinch AL pennant

  • 1949 Ladies Pro Golf Association of America formed in NYC
  • 1951 St Louis Cards beat NY Giants 6-4 (rescheduled from 9/12) then at night lose to Boston Braves 2-0
  • 1953 Pitcher Bob Trice becomes the first black player for Philadelphia Athletics
  • 1953 Italian Ferrari driver Alberto Ascari retains FIA World Championship of Drivers although forced to retire (engine trouble) in season ending Italian Grand Prix at Monza; wins title by 6.5 points from Juan Manuel Fangio
  • 1958 Braves Warren Spahn is 1st lefty to win 20 or more games 9 times
  • 1959 79th U.S. Men's National Championship: Neale Fraser beats Alex Olmedo (6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

1959 73rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Maria Bueno beats Christine Truman Janes (6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • 1960 Dutch 1st Chamber condemns soccer-law

Sport awardTennis Open

1964 84th U.S. Men's National Championship: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (6-4, 6-2, 6-4)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • 1964 78th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maria Bueno beats Carole Caldwell Graebner (6-1, 6-0)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1965 Willie Mays's 500th HR (off Don Nottebart), Giants 11th straight win

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1969 Baltimore Orioles, win earliest AL Eastern division title
  • 1969 Bobby Bonds is baseballs 4th 30-HR, 30-steal player
  • 1970 1st NYC Marathon won by Gary Muhrcke in 2:31:38

Sport awardTennis Open

1970 US Open Men's Tennis: Ken Rosewall wins 2nd US title; beats fellow Australian Tony Roche 2-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • 1973 ABC announces it obtained TV rights for 1976 Olympics
  • 1974 Phillies set NL record, using 27 players in a game, St Louis uses 24, tying record of 51. Phils win 7-3 in 17
  • 1976 2nd Enterprise, approach & lands Test Cricket (ALT) flight (5m28s)
  • 1981 Atlanta Falcons tie record of 31 points in 4th quarter (vs Green Bay)

Sport awardTennis Open

1981 US Open Men's Tennis: John McEnroe wins third straight US title; beats Björn Borg 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 in Borg's last Grand Slam match

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 1982 Joe Lefevre gets 6 hits in one baseball game

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1983 Oakland's Rickey Henderson 3rd straight 100 steals for season

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1983 US mint strikes 1st gold coin in 50 years (Olympic Eagle)

Sport awardTennis Open

1987 US Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova retains her title; beats Steffi Graf of Germany 7-6, 6-1

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1987 Tampa Bay quarterback Steve DeBerg establishes a franchise record with 5 touchdown passes in the Buccaneers 48-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons
  • 1988 10th time, 4 players hit baseball major-league record grand slams
  • 1989 Fay Vincent elected baseball's 8th commissioner
  • 1990 Robert E Nederlander appointed NY Yankee managing general partner
  • 1991 55 ton concrete beam falls in Montreal's Olympic Stadium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Joe Carter 1st baseball player with 3 consecutive 100 RBI seasons with 3 different teams (Indians, Padres, Blue Jays)

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • 1991 Kim Zmeskal is 1st American to win a medal at World Gymnastics Championships, she wins the gold with 39.848 pts
  • 1992 NY Giants trailing Dallas Cowboys 34-0 in 3rd, lose 34-28

Sport awardTennis Open

1992 US Open Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg retains his title; beats Pete Sampras 3-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-2

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • 1997 Carolina Hurricane's 1st exhibition game beat NY Islanders 4-1
  • 1998 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999 John Elway's #7 jersey is retired by the Denver Broncos

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 2009 US Open Women's Tennis: Kim Clijsters wins her second US title; beats Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 7-5, 6-3

Sport awardTennis Open

2010 US Open Men's Tennis: Spaniard Rafael Nadal wins his first US title; beats Novak Đoković 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • 2013 Jim Furyk fires 12-under-par 59 in the 2nd round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms GC in Lake Forest, Illinois, becoming just the 6th player to shoot sub-60 in a PGA Tour event

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 Evian Championship, Evian Resort: Lydia Ko of New Zealand wins by 6 from Lexi Thompson to become youngest major winner, 18yrs, 142 days

Golfer Lydia Ko
Golfer
Lydia Ko

Sport awardTennis Open

2015 US Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković wins his second US title; beats Roger Federer 6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • 2017 International Olympic Committee announces Paris (2024) and Los Angeles (2028) will host the Olympic games
  • 2018 Amazon live streams “Thursday Night Football” Cincinnati beats Baltimore 34-23; first all-female broadcast booth in NFL history; Andrea Kremer calls game with Hannah Storm

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1896 Morris Kirksey, American 4 X 100m (Olympic gold 1920), born in Waxahachie, Texas (d. 1981)
  • 1926 Emile Francis, NHL player, coach and general manager (Rangers, Blues, Whalers), born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 1930 Jimmy McLane, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1500m 1948), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1931 Marjorie Jackson, Australian sprinter (Olympic gold 1952) and 33rd Governor of South Australia, born in Coffs Harbour, Australia
  • 1952 Johanna Klier-Schaller, German 100m hurdler (Olympic gold 1976), born in Artern, Bezirk Halle, Germany
  • 1952 Ray Sibille, American jockey (Breeder's Cup Turf 1988), born in Sunset, Louisiana
  • 1957 Mark Charles Wiebe, American PGA golfer (1985 Anheuser-Busch), born in Seaside, Oregon
  • 1962 Brian Fowler, New Zealand cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1962 Neal Lancaster, American PGA golfer (1994 Byron Nelson), born in Smithfield, North Carolina
  • 1964 Peter Remie, Dutch soccer player (NAC), born in Breda, Netherlands
  • 1966 Igor Kravchuk, Russian NHL defenseman (Team Russia, St Louis), born in Ufa, Russia
  • 1967 Michael Johnson, American 200m/400m runner (Olympic-2 gold-96), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1968 Bernie Williams, Puerto Rican baseball outfielder (NY Yankees), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1968 Brad Johnson, American NFL quarterback (Minnesota Vikings), born in Marietta, Georgia
  • 1968 Chris Morris, Canadian CFL tackle (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • 1968 Denny Neagle, American MLB pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Gambrills, Maryland
  • 1969 Shane Warne, Australian cricketer (leg spin bowler) , born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1970 Marc Latupeirissa, Dutch soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1970 Martín Herrera, Argentine footballer, born in Río Cuarto, Argentina
  • 1971 Goran Ivanišević, Croatian tennis player (Wimbledon 2001), born in Split, Croatia
  • 1971 Richie Anderson, American NFL running back (NY Jets), born in Olney, Maryland
  • 1971 Ted Drury, American hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1973 Brian Evans, American NBA forward (Orlando Magic), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • 1973 Philip Dulebohn, American figure skater (1997 Eastern Sr - 3rd), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1973 Fabio Cannavaro, Italian footballer (Parma), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1973 Marcelinho Paulista, Brazilian footballer, born in Cotia, Brazil
  • 1973 Christine Arron, French track and field sprinter, born in Les Abymes, Guadeloupe, France
  • 1974 Travis Knight, American NBA center (Boston Celtics), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1975 Sean McClain, fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1975 Akihiro Asai, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1976 Giorgos Koltzos, Greek footballer, born in Athen, Greece
  • 1976 Craig McMillan, New Zealand cricketer, born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1976 José Théodore, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Canada
  • 1978 Darren Kenton, English footballer (Norwich City), born in Wandsworth, England
  • 1979 Ivan Miljković, Serbian volleyball player, born in Niška Banja, Serbia
  • 1980 Evangelos Nastos, Greek footballer, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1980 Daisuke Matsuzaka, Japanese baseball player, born in Aomori, Japan
  • 1981 Koldo Fernández, Spanish cyclist, born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain
  • 1981 Antonio Lopez, Spanish footballer (Atlético Madrid), born in Benidorm, Spain
  • 1981 Angel Williams, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1982 Nenê, Brazilian basketball player (Houston Rockets), born in São Carlos, Brazil
  • 1982 Rickie Weeks, American baseball player, born in Altamonte Springs, Florida
  • 1982 Miha Zupan, Slovenian basketball player, born in Kranj, Slovenia
  • 1985 Keyunta Dawson, American NFL linebacker, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1986 Kamui Kobayashi, Japanese racing driver, born in Amagasaki, Hyōgo, Japan
  • 1986 Sean Williams, American basketball player, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1987 Luke Fitzgerald, Irish rugby union footballer, born in County Wicklow, Ireland
  • 1988 Keith Treacy, Irish footballer (Preston North End), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1989 Thomas Müller, German football player (Bayern Munich, German national team), born in Weilheim in Oberbayern, West Germany

Deaths in Sport

  • 1976 Armand Mondou, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1905)
  • 1977 Arthur Fagg, cricketer (5 Tests for England 1936-39/umpire), dies
  • 1991 Metin Oktay, Turkish football player (b. 1936)
  • 1995 Harold Sheperdson, soccer Trainer, dies at 76
  • 1998 Harry Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1926)
  • 2001 Jaroslav Drobný, Czech ice hockey player (Olympic silver 1948) / tennis player (Wimbledon 1954, French 1951-52), dies of a stroke at 79
  • 2005 Toni Fritsch, Austrian football and American football player (b. 1945)
  • 2013 James Bradford, American heavyweight weightlifter (Olympic silver 1952, 56), dies at 84
  • 2015 Moses Malone, Basketball Hall of Fame center (NBA MVP 1979, 82-83), dies of heart disease at 60
  • 2015 Brian Close, English cricketer (played for England between 1949 & 1976), dies at 84