On This Day in Sport for September 25

Events in Sport

  • 1844 Canada defeats USA by 23 runs in the 1st cricket international
  • 1866 (Leonard W) Jerome Park opens in Bronx for horse racing
  • 1882 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence & Worcester)
  • 1908 Cubs' Ed Reulbach becomes only pitcher to throw doubleheader shutout
  • 1920 34th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Marion Zinderstein (6-3, 6-1)

Sport awardGolf Major

1926 9th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen wins at Salisbury Golf Club, Westbury, New York

Golfer Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen
  • 1926 NHL grants franchises to Chicago Black Hawks & Detroit Red Wings
  • 1930 Roger Hornsby replaces Joe McCarthy as Cubs manager

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1934 Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,500th consecutive game

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1934 Rainbow (US) beats Endeavour (England) in 16th America's Cup
  • 1941 Brooklyn Dodgers win their 1st pennant in 21 years

Sport awardGolf Major

1949 US Open Women's Golf, Prince George's CC: Louise Suggs leads wire-to-wire to win by 14 strokes ahead of runner-up and defending champion Babe Zaharias

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1949 Despite 71 injuries, Yankees have been in 1st place all season until Red Sox move into a tie for 1st place
  • 1955 Detroit outfielder Al Kaline, 20, is youngest batting champ
  • 1956 Brooklyn Dodger Sal Maglie no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0
  • 1960 NY Yankees clinch AL pennant

  • 1960 Phillies beat Reds 7-1, ending 16 consecutive Sunday loses

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1962 Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1st round for heavyweight title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 1962 Weatherly (US) beats Gretel (Aust) in 19th running of America's Cup
  • 1966 12th LPGA Championship won by Gloria Ehret
  • 1966 Smallest Yankee stadium crowd, 413 see White Sox win 4-1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973 Mets beat Expos 2-1 on Willie Mays Night at Shea Stadium

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1979 California Angels win their 1st NL West pennant
  • 1980 Jerry Mumphrey joins Ozzie Smith, & Gene Richards to steal 50 bases this year for Padres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981 Nolan Ryan's 5th career no-hitter as Astros beat Dodgers 5-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1982 Keke Rosberg becomes the first Fin to win the Formula 1 World Drivers Championship when he finishes 5th in season ending Caesars Palace Grand Prix in Las Vegas; wins by 5 points from Didier Pironi

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1984 NY Met Rusty Staub joins Ty Cobb, who hit HRs as a teen & in 40s

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1985 Rickey Henderson steals Yankee record 75th base of season

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1986 Houston Astro Mike Scott no-hits SF Giants, 2-0
  • 1988 American sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner wins women's 100m in Olympic record 10.54; beats team mate Evelyn Ashford by 0.29; 1st leg of sprint double at Seoul Games
  • 1988 Kathy Guadagnino wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
  • 1988 Romanian gymnast Daniela Silivaș wins 3 gold medals in one day at the Seoul Olympics; balance beam, floor exercise & uneven bars events; records record equalling 7 perfect scores of 10

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 Americans sweep the medals in the long jump at the Seoul Olympics; Carl Lewis wins his second gold of the Games with leap of 8.72m ahead of team mates Mike Powell & Larry Myricks

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 1988 Phoebe Mills finishes third in the balance beam at the Seoul Olympics to become the first American female gymnast to win a medal at a fully attended Games
  • 1988 East German swimmer Kristin Otto swims Olympic record 25.49 to win the 50m freestyle gold at the Seoul Olympics; her 6th gold medal of the Games
  • 1988 Super swimmer Matt Biondi wins his 5th gold medal of the Seoul Olympics anchoring the victorious American 4 x 100m medley relay team
  • 1988 Hungarian swimmer Tamás Darnyi wins the 200m individual medley gold medal at the Seoul Olympics in world record 2:00.17; wraps up medley double at the Games
  • 1990 1st 8 NY Yankees hit safely vs Balt Orioles to tie record
  • 1990 Oakland A's clinch 3rd straight AL West title
  • 1991 3rd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 Sparky Anderson ties Hughie Jennings as Detroit's winningest manager

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1994 Oliver McCall TKOs Lennox Lewis in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
  • 1997 WNBA announces it will add Detroit & Washington, D.C. franchises
  • 2000 American basketball player Vince Carter jumps over 7 foot 2 Frédéric Weis in 2000 Summer Olympics, known in France as "le dunk de la mort" (the dunk of death)
  • 2005 Spanish Renault driver Fernando Alonso takes 3rd place in the Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to clinch his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship
  • 2011 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Killeen Castle, Ireland: Europe regain Cup 15-13; Azahara Muñoz beats Angela Stanford 1-up to clinch the Cup for Europe
  • 2013 Oracle Team USA defeats Team New Zealand 9-8 to win the America's Cup
  • 2016 PGA's FedEx Cup won by Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, prize money $10 million at East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1886 May Sutton, American tennis champion and 1st American woman to win the singles title at Wimbledon in 1905, born in Plymouth, England (d. 1975)
  • 1905 Red Smith, American sportscaster and columnist (Pulitzer 1976, Fight Talk), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin (d. 1982)
  • 1917 Johnny Sain, American baseball player, born in Havana, Arkansas (d. 2006)
  • 1918 Phil Rizzuto, American sportscaster and MLB shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1926 Sergei Filatov, Soviet equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1960), born in Lysyye Gory, Tambov Governorate (d. 1997)
  • 1927 Carl Braun, American basketball player (NY Knicks), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1929 John Rutherford, Australian cricketer (one Test for Australia 1956), born in Bruce Rock, Western Australia
  • 1932 Terry Medwin, Welsh footballer (Tottenham Hotspur), born in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
  • 1933 Hubie Brown, American basketball coach and broadcaster, born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania
  • 1942 Peter Petherick, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow lefty 1976-77, hat-trick on debut), born in Ranfurly, New Zealand (d. 2015)
  • 1944 Grayson Shillingford, West Indian cricket bowler (WI 1969-71, 7 Tests 15 wickets), born in Macoucherie, Dominica (d. 2009)
  • 1946 Bishan Bedi, Indian cricketer (mighty Indian slow left-armer 1966-79), born in Amritsar, Punjab, British India
  • 1946 Gilmer Bryan Morgan, American PGA golfer (1977 BC Open), born in Wewoka, Oklahoma
  • 1947 Cheryl Tiegs, American model (Sports Illustrated) and fashion designer, born in Breckenridge, Minnesota
  • 1949 Inshan Ali, West Indian cricketer (big-spinning WI chinaman bowler 1971-77), born in Preysal, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1995)
  • 1951 Robert "Bob" McAdoo, American former NBA player (Buffalo Braves), and assistant coach (Miami Heat), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1954 Sylvester Croom, American college football coach, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 1954 Juande Ramos, Spanish football manager (Sevilla), born in Pedro Muñoz, Spain
  • 1955 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, German football player (Bayern Munich), born in Lippstadt, West Germany
  • 1955 Ludo Coeck, Belgian footballer (R.S.C. Anderlecht), born in Berchem, Belgium (d. 1985)
  • 1959 Andy Waller, Zimbabwean cricketer (big-hitting Zimbabwe batsman-1992 World Cup), born in Salisbury, Rhodesia
  • 1960 John Hills, British racehorse trainer (d. 2014)
  • 1960 Igor Belanov, Soviet-Ukrainian footballer, born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1961 Tim Zoehrer, cricketer (Aussie keeper, & occasional WA leggie)
  • 1962 Rajiv Kulkarni, cricketer (Indian Test pace bowler 1986-87)
  • 1964 Bryan Tooley, Eugene Ore, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1964 Joey Saputo, Canadian businessman and sports executive
  • 1965 Scottie Pippen, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (Bulls 6 NBA titles, 2 Olympic gold-92, 96), born in Hamburg, Arkansas,
  • 1966 Elizabeth "Liz" Tchou, Medford NJ, field hockey defender (Olympics 1996)
  • 1966 Todd Philcox, NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1967 Kim Issel, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1968 Reggie Jefferson, 1st baseman (Cin, Cleve, Sea, Bos), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • 1969 David Weathers, Lawrencburg TN, pitcher (Florida Marlins, NY Yankees)
  • 1969 Hansie Cronje, cricket captain (solid South African batsman)
  • 1969 Michae Wright, WLAF cornerback (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1970 Curtis Buckley, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1970 Damon Pieri, NFL safety (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1970 Doug Pelfrey, NFL kicker (Cin Bengals)
  • 1970 Shannon Jones, WLAF linebacker (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1971 John Lynch, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1971 Tony Harrison, WLAF receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1972 Kevin Mason, CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1973 Tijani Babangida, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1975 Matt Hasselbeck, American football player
  • 1976 Chauncey Billups, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
  • 1977 Wil Nieves, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1978 Laura Nicholls, 50m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1978 Roudolphe Douala, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1978 Ricardo Gardner, Jamaican footballer
  • 1978 Joel Pineiro, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1981 Rocco Baldelli, American baseball player
  • 1981 Jason Bergmann, American baseball player
  • 1984 Matt Carle, American ice hockey player
  • 1990 Mao Asada, Japanese figure skater

Deaths in Sport

  • 1928 Karl Schneider, cricketer (South Aust batsman), dies of leukaemia at 23
  • 1929 Miller Huggins, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman, manager (NY Yankees WS 1923, 27-28), dies of pyaemia at 51
  • 1979 Tapio Rautavaara, Finnish athlete, actor, and singer (Me tulemme taas, Rion yö), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 64
  • 1995 Dave Bowen, Welsh footballer, dies at 67
  • 2005 George Archer, American golfer (b. 1939)

Person of interestSofia Muratova

2006 Sofia Muratova, Russian Olympic gold winning Gymnast, dies at 77

Person of interestArnold Palmer

2016 Arnold Palmer, American golfer (7 major titles including US Masters 1958, 60, 62, 64), dies of heart failure at 87