On This Day

On This Day in Sport for September 14

Events in Sport

  • 1865 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Scotsman Andrew Strath wins his first title; beats 2-time champion Willie Park Sr. by 2 strokes
  • 1913 Cubs Larry Cheney hurls record 14-hit shutout against Giants (7-0)
  • 1916 Christy Mathewson pitches & wins his final game
  • 1923 In his 4th heavyweight boxing title defence Jack Dempsey recovers after being sent through the ropes to KO Argentine challenger Luis Firpo in the 2nd round at the Polo Grounds, NYC
  • 1923 Red Sox 1st baseman George Burns pulls off an unassisted triple play
  • 1924 Walter Johnson selected as the American League MVP
  • 1929 A's clinch AL pennant with a 5-0 win over White Sox
  • 1929 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills NY: Bill Tilden wins 7th US title; beats Francis Hunter 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1869 Kid Nichols, American Baseball HOF pitcher (3 × NL wins leader; All-Time Saves Leader 1899–1906; Boston Beaneaters, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies) and manager (St. Louis Cardinals 1904–05), born in Madison, Wisconsin (d. 1953)
  • 1880 Archie Hahn, American sprinter, born in Dodgeville, Wisconsin (d. 1955)
  • 1887 Stanley Ketchel [The Michigan Assassin], Polish-American heavyweight boxing champion (1908-10), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1910)
  • 1918 Georges Berger, Belgian racing driver, born in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Brussels, Belgium (d. 1967)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1984 Figure skater Marina Klimova (18) weds her partner Sergei Ponomarenko (23)
  • 2013 NBA player LeBron James (28) weds longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson at the Capella Chapel in San Diego, California

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1965 J. W. Hearne, English cricket all-rounder (24 Tests, 30 wickets, 1 x 100; Middlesex), dies at 74
  • 1971 Bill Copson, cricketer (England pace bowler before & after WW2), dies
  • 1989 Eddie McLeod, New Zealand cricketer (one Test for NZ), dies at 88
  • 1992 S A Banerjee, cricketer (1 Test for India 1948, no runs, 5 wkts), dies
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