On This Day

On This Day in Sport for September 29

Events in Sport

  • 1793 Tennis is 1st mentioned in an English sporting magazine
  • 1880 1st pro baseball game at Polo Grounds, NY Metropolitans beat Washington Nationals 4-2 in 5 innings
  • 1908 Calgary Rugby Football Union forms
  • 1913 MLB Washington Senator Walter Johnson wins his 36th game
  • 1914 Boston Braves, who were in last place in mid-July, clinch NL pennant
  • 1915 Philadelphia Phillies clinch their 1st pennant
  • 1920 Yankees slugger Babe Ruth sets then-MLB home run season record at 54 with a 9th inning shot off Dave Keefe in New York's 7-3 win at the Philadelphia A's
  • 1923 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Pelham CC: Defending champion Gene Sarazen beats Walter Hagan in 38 holes for 3rd of his 7 major titles
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1933 NY Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig (30) weds Eleanor Twitchell in New Rochelle, New York
  • 2007 Olympic downhill skier Lindsey Kildow (23) weds former Olympic skier Thomas Vonn (31) at the Silver Lake Lodge in Deer Valley, Utah

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