On This Day

On This Day in Sport for September 20

Events in Sport

  • 1876 Ottawa Football Club forms
  • 1902 Chicago White Sox pitcher Jimmy 'Nixey' Callahan no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0
  • 1907 Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Nick Maddox no-hits Brooklyn Superbas, 2-1 at Exposition Park, Pittsburgh
  • 1908 Chicago White Sox Frank Smith 2nd no-hitter, beats Philadelphia 1-0
  • 1911 Yanks set team record 12 errors in a double header
  • 1913 US Open Men's Golf, The Country Club: 20-year old amateur Francis Ouimet wins his only Open title in an 18-hole playoff, 5 strokes ahead of Britons Harry Vardon & Ted Ray
  • 1919 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Engineers CC: Defending champion Jim Barnes defeats Fred McLeod, 6 & 5 in the final
  • 1919 Legendary baseball slugger Babe Ruth ties Ned Williamson's MLB mark of 27 home runs with a 9th inning blast in Boston Red Sox 4-3 win against Chicago White Sox
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1931 Sam Morris, Australian cricket all-rounder (1 Test; 1st black & of West Indian origin to rep. Australia in a Test; Victoria CA), dies at 76
  • 1989 Richie Ginther, American racing driver, dies from a heart attack at 59
  • 1992 K W Stackpole, cricketer (good Victorian batsman), dies
  • 1993 Loan Volkerijk, Dutch baseball coach (ADO), dies at 65
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