On This Day

On This Day in Sport for September 4

Events in Sport

  • 1906 New York Highlanders beat Boston Pilgrims, 7 - 0 and 1 - 0 for their MLB record 5th straight doubleheader sweep
  • 1916 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitchers Christy Mathewson & Mordecai Brown face each other for a final time; after 25 contests Mathewson takes a 13-12 advantage with Reds 10-8 winners over Cubs
  • 1919 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills NY: Bill Johnston wins his second US title; beats Bill Tilden 6-4, 6-4, 6-3
  • 1920 Man o' War wins the 1 5/8-mile Lawrence Realization Stakes at Belmont Park by 100 lengths, the largest winning margin in modern thoroughbred racing history; world record time 2.40.8
  • 1922 Finnish super athlete Paavo Nurmi runs a 2000m world record 5:26.3 in Tampere, Finland
  • 1922 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, NYC, NY: Bill Tilden beats James Anderson 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 for unassailable 3-1 lead for US over Australasia; US retains title, ends 4-1
  • 1923 New York Yankees pitcher "Sad" Sam Jones no-hits Philadelphia A's, 2-0
  • 1927 Charles Lindbergh visits Boise, Idaho, on his cross-country tour
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1989 Tennis star Björn Borg (33) weds rock singer Loredana Berte (39) in a civil wedding
  • 1993 Five-time U.S. national champion figure pair skater Jerod Swallow (26) weds his partner Elizabeth Punsalen
  • 2016 Olympic gold medalist track and road cyclists Laura Kenny (24) weds track cyclist Jason Kenny (28) at a private ceremony in Cheshire, England

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