On This Day

On This Day in Sport for September 23

Events in Sport

  • 1845 1st baseball team, NY Knickerbockers organize, adopt rule code
  • 1868 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Tom Morris Jr. beats his father, Tom Morris Sr. by 3 strokes; at 17 young Morris remains youngest Open champion
  • 1873 Tom Allen beats Mike McCale for Heavyweight Boxing title
  • 1892 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Harold Hilton wins by 3 shots from amateur John Ball, Sandy Herd & Hugh Kirkaldy
  • 1908 Giant Fred (Bonehead) Merkle fails to touch 2nd, causes 3rd out in 9th & disallows winning run (game ends tied, Cubs win replay & pennant)
  • 1914 Reds drop their 19th straight game, then beat Boston Braves
  • 1925 Washington shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh is named AL MVP
  • 1926 "Upset of the Decade" - Gene Tunney beats defending champion Jack Dempsey by 10-round unanimous decision at Sesquicentennial Stadium (later known as JFK Stadium), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for world heavyweight boxing title
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1989 Tennis Ace Zina Garrison (25) weds businessman Willard Jackson (25) at the Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston

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