On This Day in Sport for September 13

Events in Sport

  • 1866 7th British Golf Open: Willie Park, Sr. shoots a 169 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1872 12th British Golf Open: Tom Morris, Jr. shoots a 166 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1883 Hugh Daily, a one-armed pitcher for Cleveland (Forest City), tosses 1-0 no-hitter against Philadelphia
  • 1907 Canadian Interprovincial Rugby Football union (Big Four) forms with Hamilton Tigers, Toronto Argonauts, Ottawa Rough Riders & Montreal Foot Ball

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 4th Formula One WDC: Alberto Ascari wins by 6.5 points
  • 1958 Braves Warren Spahn is 1st lefty to win 20 or more games 9 times
  • 1959 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open
  • 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 awardGolf Tournament

1964 Mary Mills wins LPGA Eugene Ladies' Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills

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)
  • 1981 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

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
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

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, American NBA center "Chairman of the Boards"( Philadelphia 76ers), dies at 60
  • 2015 Brian Close, English cricketer (played for England between 1949 & 1976), dies at 84