On This Day

On This Day in Sport for September 26

Events in Sport

  • 1861 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Tom Morris Sr. beats Willie Park Sr. by 4 strokes
  • 1867 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Tom Morris Sr. wins 4th title; beats rival Willie Park Sr. by 2 strokes; at 46, Morris remains oldest Open champion
  • 1906 Pitts Lefty Leifield no-hits Phillies, 8-0 in 6 inning game
  • 1908 Ed Ruelbach becomes the first person to pitch a doubleheader shutout in major league baseball
  • 1921 Yankee Ruth hits HRs 57 & 58 to beat Indians 8-7
  • 1925 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Olympia Fields CC: Defending champion Walter Hagen defeats Bill Mehlhorn, 6 & 5 in the final; 3rd PGA crown overall, and 7th of his 11 major titles
  • 1926 Shortest double header, Yanks lose 6-1 in 72 minutes & lose again 6-2 in 55 minutes to Browns. Yanks had already clinched pennant
  • 1947 Happy Chandler announces Ford & Gillette to sponsor World Series
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1999 Actress-singer and former beauty queen Vanessa L Williams (36) weds Los Angeles Lakers' basketball player Rick Fox (30) at Church of the Holy Trinity in New York

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