On This Day

On This Day in Sport for September 21

Events in Sport

  • 1906 New York Highlanders 1st baseman Hal Chase has 22 put-outs to tie MLB record in a 6-3 win over Chicago White Sox at South Side Park
  • 1934 St Louis Cardinals pitching Dean brothers shut-out Brooklyn Dodgers in a doubleheader; Dizzy, in a 13-0 rout and Paul, with a 3-0 no-hitter
  • 1951 Emil Zatopek runs 15,000m in record 44 min, 54.6 sec
  • 1955 In his last fight, undefeated world heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano KOs light heavyweight Archie Moore in the 9th round at Yankee Stadium, NYC
  • 1956 New York Yankees set dubious MLB record, stranding 20 on base; Mickey Mantle hits a 500' plus homer but rival Boston Red Sox win 13-9 at Fenway Park
  • 1969 NY Jet Steve O'Neal punts 98 yards against Denver Broncos
  • 1969 Ron Hill wins European marathon (2:16:47.8)
  • 1970 Oakland A's Vida Blue no-hits Minnesota Twins, 6-0
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1922 Tom Armitage, cricketer (England lob bowler v Australia 1877), dies
  • 1935 Herm McFarland, American MLB outfielder (first grand slam in AL history), dies at 65
  • 1998 Florence Griffith Joyner, American sprinter (3 x Olympic gold 1988), dies of an epileptic seizure at 38
  • 2007 Hallgeir Brenden, Norwegian cross country skier (Olympic gold 1952, 56), dies at 78
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