On This Day in Sport for September 22

Events in Sport

  • 1905 11th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 314 at Myopia Club Mass
  • 1910 Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1911 Cy Young beats Pitts 1-0 for his final career victory, number 511

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1912 Eddie Collins repeats record of stealing 6 bases in a game (9/7/12)

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1915 Red Sox ask Braves for use of their larger park for World Series
  • 1920 Chicago grand jury convenes to investigate charges that 8 White Sox players conspired to fix the 1919 World Series

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1927 Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey for the 2nd time in 10 for heavyweight boxing title; dubbed the "Long count" fight

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • 1935 Boston Braves lose NL record 110th game of year en route to 115
  • 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant defeating St. Louis Cardinals 94-60
  • 1954 Bkln Dodger Karl Spooner strikes out 15 NY Giants in his 1st game
  • 1959 Chicago White Sox clinch AL pennant

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies' Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1966 Orioles beat A's 6-1 to clinch their 1st AL pennant
  • 1967 Phillies release pitcher Dallas Green, their future manager

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kings River Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1969 SF Giant Willie Mays, becomes second player to hit 600 home runs

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1973 20th Ryder Cup: US, 19-13 at Muirfield, Scotland
  • 1973 Balt Oriole Al Bumbry hits 3 triples vs Milwaukee Brewers
  • 1977 Minn Twin Bert Blyleven no-hits California Angels, 9-0
  • 1979 Larry Parrish (Expos) HRs off Rawly Eastwick (Phillies) in DH
  • 1982 Duleep Mendis completes twin cricket tons for Sri Lanka v India
  • 1983 Zhu Jianhau (China) sets high jump record at 7'9 3/4"
  • 1985 Billy Martin's right arm is broken by pitcher Ed Whitson
  • 1985 Val Skinner wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
  • 1985 St Louis Cardinals set an unusual streak record by winning 9 of 10 games, each pitched by a different man
  • 1986 India v Australia Test Cricket at Madras finishes in a tie
  • 1987 NFL players go on strike for 24 days
  • 1987 Red Sox Wade Boggs ties AL record of 200 hits for 5 straight seasons
  • 1988 South Korean coaches attack NZ referee after disputing his decision, Olympic Korean boxer stages a 67 minute sit-in
  • 1989 Cards outfielder Leon Durham suspended for 60 days due to drugs

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1990 Andre Dawson steals his 300th base & is only player other than Willie Mays to have 300 HRs, 300 steals & 2,000 hits

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula records his 300th career NFL victory

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1991 Pat Bradley wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 Nolan Ryan, 46, pitches his last game

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1996 4th Solheim Cup: US beats Europe 17-11 at St Pierre Wales

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1870 Charlotte Cooper, English tennis champion and the 1st female Olympic champion in 1900, born in Ealing, England (d. 1966)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1889 Hooks Dauss, American baseball player (d. 1963)
  • 1896 Henry Segrave, British racing driver (d. 1930)
  • 1907 Philip Fotheringham-Parker, British racing driver (d. 1981)
  • 1912 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Jr., English thoroughbred horse owner (Bed O' Roses, Native Dancer), born in London (d. 1999)
  • 1920 Robert Granville "Bob" Lemon, American MLB pitcher (Cleveland Indians)/manager (NY Yankees, 1978), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 2000)
  • 1924 Norvel la Follette Ray Lee, lt-HW boxer (Olympic gold 1952)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1927 Tom Lasorda [Thomas], baseball manager (LA Dodgers), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania

Baseball Manager Tom Lasorda
Baseball Manager
Tom Lasorda
  • 1927 Gordon Astall, English footballer, born in Horwich
  • 1932 Ingemar Johansson, Swedish world heavyweight boxing champ (1952)
  • 1934 Lute Olson, American basketball coach
  • 1935 Harriet King, American fencing (Olympic-1972)
  • 1936 Maurice Evans, English footballer and manager (Reading Football Club), born in Didcot, England (d. 2000)
  • 1938 Gene Mingo, American football player
  • 1942 David J Stern, NBA commissioner (1984- )
  • 1949 Harold Carmichael, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1954 Randy Lanier, American racing driver
  • 1955 Jerry Anderson, Canadian Tour golfer (Quebec Open-1982, 83), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1955 Jeffrey Leonard, Major League baseball player
  • 1957 Mark Johnson, NHL forward (Olympic gold 1980, Pitts, NJ), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1957 Philip Arnold Blackmar, PGA golfer (1988 Provident), born in San Diego, California
  • 1957 Giuseppe Saronni, Italian cyclist
  • 1959 Greg Bruckner, American professional golfer, born in Inglewood, California
  • 1960 Victor Stevenson, CFL tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1961 Dot Richardson, softball infielder (Olympics-gold-96), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1961 Vince Coleman, American baseball player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1962 Martin Crowe, New Zealand cricketer and batsman, born in Auckland (d. 2016)

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe
  • 1963 Michele Berteotti, LPGA golfer
  • 1963 Missie Berteotti, LPGA golfer (1993 PING/Welch's Champ), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1965 Mark Guthrie, pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1966 Mike Richter, Abington PA, NHL goalie (NY Rangers, Team USA 1998)
  • 1966 Stefan Rehn, Swedish footballer
  • 1967 Elfrid Payton, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1967 Harald Hasselbach, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1967 Matt Howard, Fall River MA, infielder (NY Yankees)
  • 1967 Félix Savón, Cuban boxer
  • 1968 Godfrey Myles, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1968 Lisa Alexander, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-silver-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969 Marian Chlad, soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • 1969 Nicole Bradtke, Australian tennis star (1995 Auckland), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1970 Eric L Blount, CFL running back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1970 Greg Huntington, NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1970 Mike Matheny, catcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1970 Prince Wimbley, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1970 Emmanuel Petit, French footballer
  • 1971 Christian Fauria, NFL tight end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1971 Ian Van Der Wal, Darwin Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Nate Dingle, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1974 Gary Trent, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers)
  • 1975 Ethan Moreau, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1976 "Ronaldo" de Lima, Brazilian soccer player (Cruzeiros/PSV)
  • 1977 Paul Sculthorpe, English rugby league footballer
  • 1978 Ed Joyce, Irish-English cricketer
  • 1978 Harry Kewell, Australian soccer player
  • 1982 Kosuke Kitajima, Japanese swimmer
  • 1984 Thiago Emiliano da Silva, Brazilian football player (Paris Saint-Germain, Brazil national team), born in Rio de Janeiro
  • 1985 Faris Haroun, Belgian footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

2004 Race car driver Al Unser Jr (42) weds Gina Soto

Indy Car Driver Al Unser Jr.
Indy Car Driver
Al Unser Jr.
  • 2008 TV personality and glamour model Kendra Wilkinson (24) weds Philadelphia Eagles NFL player Hank Baskett (26) at Playboy mansion in Los Angeles, California

Deaths in Sport

  • 1880 G F Grace, cricketer (one Test v Australia), dies
  • 1953 William Brann, cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1963 Fred Le Roux, cricketer (South African all-rounder in only Test), dies
  • 1992 Aurelio López, Mexican baseball player (b. 1948)
  • 2006 Carla Benschop, Dutch basketball player (b. 1950)
  • 2007 Bodinho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1928)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2015 Yogi Berra [Lawrence Peter Berra], American baseball catcher, coach and manager (NY Yankees, Mets), dies at 90

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra