On This Day in Sport for September 5

Events in Sport

  • 1901 National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues forms
  • 1908 Dodger Nap Rucker no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0
  • 1913 Phillies & Braves tie record of only 1 run in a double header, Phillies win 1st game 1-0, then a scoreless tie into 10th
  • 1916 36th U.S. Men's National Championship: R. Norris Williams beats William Johnston (4-6, 6-4, 0-6, 6-2, 6-4)
  • 1918 Due to WW I, 15th World Series begins a month early

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1921 Walter Johnson sets strikeout mark at 2,287

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1922 17th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in New York (4-1)
  • 1923 Flyweights Gene LaRue & Kid Pancho KO each other simultaneously

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1925 29th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • 1927 Red Sox beat Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings
  • 1936 Red Sox turn a triple-play on Yankees
  • 1939 34th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Haverford (3-2)
  • 1946 Joe Garagiola plays his 1st major league baseball game
  • 1949 69th U.S. Men's National Championship: Pancho Gonzales beats Ted Schroeder (16-18, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4)
  • 1949 63rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Osborne duPont beats Doris Hart (6-4, 6-1)
  • 1950 70th U.S. Men's National Championship: Art Larsen beats Herb Flam (6-3, 4-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3)
  • 1950 64th U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Osborne duPont beats Doris Hart (6-3, 6-3)

Sport awardTennis Open

1951 71st U.S. Men's National Championship: Frank Sedgman beats Vic Seixas (6-4, 6-1, 6-1)

Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
  • 1951 65th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maureen Connolly beats Shirley Fry Irvin (6-3, 1-6, 6-4)
  • 1955 Dodger Don Newcombe hits NL pitcher record 7th HR of season
  • 1960 Cassius Clay wins Olympic light heavyweight gold medal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1960 A. J. Foyt wins the first of 67 Indy car victories at Du Quoin, Illinois. State Fairgrounds

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • 1962 Atletico Madrid of Spain win 2nd European Cup Winner's Cup against ACF Fiorentina of Italy 3-0 in Stuttgart (replay)
  • 1962 Cubs Ken Hubbs sets 2nd base record for consecutive errorless games at 78 & consecutive errorless chances (418), he errors in the 4th
  • 1971 Astros pitcher J R Richard debut, strikes out 15 Giants in a 5-3 win
  • 1971 NY Mets Don Hahn hits 1st inside the park homer at Phillies Vet
  • 1972 11 Israeli athletes taken hostage and later killed by Palestinian Black September group at the Munich Olympics
  • 1973 1st one-day Cricket international for WI (v Eng) - lose by 1 wicket
  • 1976 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Golf Classic
  • 1977 Cleveland Indians stage 1st "I hate the Yankee Hanky Night"
  • 1979 A's Matt Keough A's beats Brewers 6-1 for 1st win after 14 straight losses, ended 1978 with 4 loses (1 shy of the record 19)

Sport awardTennis Open

1979 Roscoe Tanner fires 11 aces, breaks the net with his bullet serve & upsets top-seeded Bjorn Borg in US Tennis Open quarterfinals

Tennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Australian Open
Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 1982 82nd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jay Sigel
  • 1983 Lauri Peterson wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

1987 John McEnroe is fined $17,500 for tirades at US Tennis Open

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 2nd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in Men's Long Jump

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1988 CFL's Earl Winfield (Ham) scores TDs on 101-yd punt return, 100-yd kickoff return & 58-yd pass reception

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Chris Evert's last US Open match, she is defeated by Zina Garrison

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player Zina Garrison
Tennis Player
Zina Garrison

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Pete Sampras ends Ivan Lendl's bid for 9th straight US Open final

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • 1992 Dan O'Brien sets world record decathlon (8891 pts)
  • 1993 Largest US Tennis Open 2 sessions (total) daily gate (43,502)
  • 1994 Barb Mucha wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic
  • 1994 Jingyi Le swims world record 100m women's freestyle (54.01 sec)

Sports record brokenNFL Record

1994 San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice catches NFL record 127th touchdown pass

NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice
NFL Wide Receiver
Jerry Rice

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1995 Cal Ripken Jr ties Gehrig's record of playing in 2,130 straight games

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1997 Athens in Greece, selected to host 2004 Olympics
  • 1997 Orioles beat Yankes 13-9 in longest 9 inning game

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1826 John Wisden, England cricketer (prominent Sussex player), born in Brighton, Sussex, England (d. 1884)
  • 1874 Nap Lajoie, American baseball player, born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island (d. 1959)
  • 1909 Archie Jackson, Australian cricketer, born in Rutherglen, Scotland (d. 1933)
  • 1923 Ken Meuleman, Australian cricketer, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2004)
  • 1936 Bill Mazeroski, American MLB 2nd baseman (won 1960 World Series for Pitts), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • 1937 Antonio Valentin Angelillo, Argentinian footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1939 Clay Regazzoni, Swiss Formula One driver, born in Mendrisio, Switzerland (d. 2006)
  • 1951 Paul Breitner, German footballer, born in Kolbermoor, Germany
  • 1952 Graham Salmon, British blind runner (fastest 100m by a blind man) (d. 1999)
  • 1954 Hans-Jorgen Gerhardt, German bobsleder (Olympic gold 1980), born in Altenburg, Thuringia
  • 1955 Bruno Zarrillo, Italian-Canadian hockey forward (Team Italy 1998), born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • 1956 Steve Denton, tennis player (world's fastest tennis serve-138 mph), born in Kingsville, Texas
  • 1957 Peter Winnen, Dutch bicycle road athlete, born in Ysselsteyn German war cemetery, Netherlands
  • 1959 Tom Pernice Jr, American professional golfer, born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1960 Rob Stull, American pentathlete (Olympic-92), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1960 Willie Gault, American NFL receiver (Chicago Bears, LA Raiders), born in Griffin, Georgia
  • 1962 Beth Underhill, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics-26-92, 96), born in Georgetown, Ontario
  • 1963 Brandon Krovoza, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1963 Dave Brantley, Florence Alabama, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1963 John Elliott, American professional golfer (1994 NIKE Miss Gulf Coast), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1963 Tim McKyer, American NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1964 Frank Farina, Australian footballer, born in Darwin, Australia
  • 1965 Tony Martin, American NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1966 Simone Jacobs, British 4X100m relayer (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Reading, Berkshire, England
  • 1966 Milinko Pantić, Serbian footballer, born in Loznica, Serbia
  • 1967 Rein van Duynhoven, Dutch soccer player (Helmond Sport, MVV), born in Veghel, Netherlands
  • 1968 Dennis Scott, American NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks), born in Hagerstown, Maryland
  • 1968 Yuki Ishikawa, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1969 Maurice Miller, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1969 Leonardo Araujo, Brazilian footballer, born in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1969 Mark Ramprakash, English cricketer, born in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1970 Brad Hopkins, American NFL tackle (Houston Oilers), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1970 Lori Harrigan, American softball pitcher (Olympics-gold-96), born in Anaheim, California
  • 1970 Michael Potts, American pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Langdale, Alabama
  • 1970 Willie Clay, American NFL safety (Detroit Lions), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Mohammad Rafique, Bangladeshi cricketer, born in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 1971 Carlester Crumpler, American NFL tight end (Seattle Seahawks), born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • 1971 Kim Maher, American softball infielder (Olympics-gold-96), born in Saigon, Vietnam
  • 1971 Adam Hollioake, England cricketer, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1972 Dirk Copeland, pursuit cyclist (Olympics-92, 96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 Jimmy Haynes, Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in LaGrange, Georgia
  • 1972 Tom Carter, American NFL cornerback (Washington Redskins), born in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 1973 Jenny Whittle, Australian basketball center (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Gold Coast, Australia
  • 1974 Rawl Lewis, West Indian cricketer, born in Grenada
  • 1975 Rod Barajas, Mexican-American baseball player, born in Ontario, California
  • 1975 George Boateng, Dutch footballer, born in Nkawkaw, Ghana
  • 1975 Matt Geyer, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Blacktown, Sydney, Australia
  • 1976 Tatyana Gutsu, Ukrainian artistic gymnast, born in Odessa, Ukraine
  • 1977 Rosevelt Colvin, American football player, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1977 Nazr Mohammed, American basketball player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1978 Chris Jack, New Zealand rugby union footballer (All Blacks), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1978 Sylvester Joseph, West Indian cricketer, born in New Winthorpes, Antigua
  • 1979 John Carew, Norwegian footballer, born in Lørenskog, Norway
  • 1979 Stacey Dales, Canadian basketball player and sportscaster, born in Collingwood, Canada
  • 1979 George O'Callaghan, Irish footballer, born in Cork, Ireland
  • 1980 Franco Costanzo, Argentinian football goalkeeper, born in Río Cuarto, Argentina
  • 1981 Drew Carter, American football player, born in Solon, Ohio
  • 1981 Filippo Volandri, Italian tennis player, born in Livorno, Italy
  • 1982 Alexandre Geijo, Spanish-Swiss footballer, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1983 Eugen Bopp, Ukrainian-German footballer, born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1983 Pablo Granoche, Uruguayan footballer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • 1985 Ryan Guy, American soccer player, born in Carlsbad, California
  • 1990 Kim Yu-Na, Korean figure skater, born in Wonmi-gu, South Korea

Weddings in Sport

  • 2015 Actress Erika Christensen (33) weds cyclist Cole Maness in Palm Springs, California

Deaths in Sport

  • 1931 John Thomson, football player who died in an accidental collision during a match (b. 1909)
  • 1961 Ernest Bock, cricketer (Test for South Africa, 1935), dies
  • 1966 Dezső Lauber, Hungarian athlete (b. 1879)
  • 1972 Mosje Weinberg, Israeli olympic wrestling coach, murdered
  • 1973 Jack Fournier, American baseball player (b. 1889)
  • 1976 A E R Gilligan, cricketer (11 Tests for England 1922-25), dies
  • 1987 Bill Bowes, cricketer (Bodyline bowler, 68 wkts for England), dies
  • 1992 Billy Herman, 2nd baseman/manager (Dodgers, Cubs), dies at 83
  • 1996 Richard Clement Charles Thomas, rugby intl/journalist, dies at 67
  • 2010 Shoya Tomizawa Japanese MotoGP Racer (b. 1990)
  • 2013 Willie Frazier, American football player (Houston Oilers), dies at 71
  • 2015 Patricia Canning Todd, American tennis player, dies at 93