On This Day

On This Day in Sport for September 22

Events in Sport

  • 1905 US Open Men's Golf, Myopia Hunt GC: Willie Anderson wins his 3rd consecutive Open title, and his record 4th overall, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Alex Smith
  • 1910 Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union forms with an initial 9 team competition

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1911 Boston Rustlers' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young beats Pittsburgh Pirates, 1-0 at Forbes Field for his final career victory, number 511

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

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1912 Philadelphia second baseman Eddie Collins becomes only player in MLB history to steal 6 bases in one game for a second time as A's beat St. Louis Browns, 8-2

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1915 Boston Red Sox ask Boston Braves for use of Braves Field (10,000+ capacity) for Baseball World Series against Philadelphia Phillies
  • 1920 Chicago grand jury convenes to investigate charges that 8 White Sox players conspired to fix the 1919 World Series
  • 1925 New York left fielder Ben Paschal hits 2 inside-the-park-home runs as the Yankees score an 11-6 home victory over Chicago White Sox

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1927 "The long count" - in a famous boxing rematch, Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey by 10-round unanimous decision at Soldiers Field, Chicago to retain world heavyweight title; crowd 104,943; gate $2,858,660

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • 1927 Yanks Earle Coombs hits 3 triples
  • 1935 Boston Braves lose NL record 110th game of year en route to 115
  • 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant as Chicago defeats St. Louis Cardinals in second game of a double header
  • 1954 Bkln Dodger Karl Spooner strikes out 15 NY Giants in his 1st game
  • 1959 Chicago White Sox clinch AL pennant
  • 1966 Only 413 show up at a Yankee Stadium game
  • 1966 Orioles beat A's 6-1 to clinch their 1st AL pennant
  • 1967 Phillies release pitcher Dallas Green, their future manager

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 Ryder Cup Golf, Muirfield: US beats Great Britain & Ireland, 19-13; first time 'Ireland' included in team name
  • 1973 Baltimore 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"

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1985 Billy Martin's right arm is broken by pitcher Ed Whitson

Baseball Player and Manager Billy Martin
Baseball Player and Manager
Billy Martin
  • 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

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1986 LA Dodger Fernando Valenzuela is 1st Mexican to win 20 games

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Fernando Valenzuela
  • 1987 NFL players go on strike for 24 days (2nd regular-season strike)
  • 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
  • 1988 Soviet gymnast Vladimir Artemov wins individual all-round gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; follows his teams all-round victory; wins 4 gold for the Games
  • 1988 American swimmer Janet Evans sets a world record 4:03.85 to win the 400m freestyle gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; 3rd gold medal of the Games (400m I/M, 800m)
  • 1988 American swimmer Matt Biondi wins the blue ribband 100m freestyle gold medal in Olympic record 48.63 at the Seoul Games; beats countryman Chris Jacobs & Stéphan Caron of France
  • 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

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

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula
  • 1991 NY MTA yanks 6,000 ads for "Dr Tusch" (Dr Jeffrey Lavigne)

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1993 Nolan Ryan, 46, pitches his last game

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1996 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, St. Pierre Hotel & CC: US retains Cup; beats Europe 17-11; in expanded format US wins 10 of 12 singles matches in final day blowout
  • 2002 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Interlachen CC: US regains Cup 15½-12½; Rosie Jones gains winning point in her 3 & 2 victory over Karine Icher

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

2004 SF Giants outfielder Barry Bonds was intentionally walked 4 times in a 9-inning game (MLB record) for the second time (1 May 2004)

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 2019 Alexander Zverev beats Milos Raonic 6-4 3-6 10-4 to earn Team Europe a dramatic 13-11 win over Team World in the Laver Cup in Geneva; Europe's 3rd straight win

Birthdays in Sport

Person of interestCharlotte Cooper

1870 Charlotte Cooper, British tennis player (1st female Olympic champion 1900; Wimbledon 1895-96, 98, 1901, 08), 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 Bob Lemon, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB All-Star 1948–54; World Series 1948; no-hitter 1948; Cleveland Indians) and manager (KC Royals, Chicago WS; World Series NY Yankees 1978), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 2000)
  • 1924 Norvel la Follette Ray Lee, lt-HW boxer (Olympic gold 1952)

Person of interestTommy Lasorda

1927 Tommy Lasorda, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (World Series 1981, 88; NL Manager of the Year 1983, 88; LA Dodgers 1976-96), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (d. 2021) [1]

Baseball Pitcher and Manager Tommy Lasorda
Baseball Pitcher and Manager
Tommy Lasorda
  • 1927 Gordon Astall, English soccer forward (2 caps; Birmingham City 235 games, 59 goals), born in Horwich, England (d. 2020)
  • 1929 Carlo Ubbiali, Italian motorcycle racer (World Champion 125cc 1951, 55, 56, 58-60; 250cc 1956, 59, 60), born in Bergamo, Italy (d. 2020)
  • 1932 Ingemar Johansson, Swedish world heavyweight boxing champ (1952)
  • 1934 Lute Olson, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Uni of Iowa 1974-83; NCAA Division I Tournament 1997, Uni of Arizona 1983-2008), born in Mayville, North Dakota (d. 2020)
  • 1935 Harriet King, American fencing (Olympic-1972)
  • 1936 Maurice Evans, English soccer wing half (Reading 407 games) and manager (Shrewsbury Town, Reading, Oxford United), born in Didcot, England (d. 2000)
  • 1938 Gene Mingo, American football player
  • 1942 David Stern, American basketball executive (NBA commissioner 1984-2014; longest-tenured commissioner in history of major North American sports leagues), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1945 Ilija Petković, Serbian soccer midfielder (43 caps, Yugoslavia; Troyes, OFK Beograd) and manager (Serbia & Montenegro), born in Knin, Croatia (d. 2020)
  • 1949 Harold Carmichael, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1954 Randy Lanier, American auto racer (IMSA Camel GT 1984; convicted drug trafficker 1988), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1955 Jeffrey Leonard, Major League baseball player
  • 1957 Mark Johnson, NHL forward (Olympic gold 1980, Pitts, NJ), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1957 Phil Blackmar, American golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in San Diego, California
  • 1957 Giuseppe Saronni, Italian cyclist
  • 1958 El Hadji Dia Ba, Senegalese hurdler (Olympic silver 1988), born in Dakar, Senegal
  • 1960 Victor Stevenson, CFL tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1961 Dot Richardson, softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1961 Vince Coleman, American MLB outfielder (6 x NL stolen base leader), born in Jacksonville, Florida

Person of interestMartin Crowe

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

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Martin Crowe
  • 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 Harald Hasselbach, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1967 Félix Savón, Cuban boxer (3 Olympic heavyweight gold 1992, 96, 80), born in San Vicente, Cuba
  • 1968 Godfrey Myles, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1968 Lisa Alexander, synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), 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, swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Darwin, Australia
  • 1972 Nate Dingle, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1974 Gary Trent, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers)
  • 1975 Ethan Moreau, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1977 Paul Sculthorpe, English rugby league footballer
  • 1978 Ed Joyce, Irish-English cricketer
  • 1978 Harry Kewell, Australian soccer player
  • 1982 Kosuke Kitajima, Japanese swimmer (Olympic gold 100/200m breaststroke 2004, 08), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 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

LoveWedding 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, English cricketer (one Test v Australia), dies at 29
  • 1953 William Brann, South African cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa), dies at 54
  • 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 interestYogi Berra

2015 Yogi Berra, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher and manager (18 × MLB All-Star; 13 × World Series champion; NY Yankees, Mets; AL MVP (1951, 54, 55), dies at 90

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 2020 Agne Simonsson, Swedish soccer striker (51 caps; Örgryte IS, Real Madrid, Real Sociedad) and manager (Örgryte IS, BK Häcken), dies from pneumonia at 84