Events in Sport in September 1970

  • Sep 2 US Open first Grand Slam tournament tiebreak is used to decide a set at 6-6; first player to reach 5 points with sudden death at 4-4
  • Sep 3 After playing a NL record 1,117 consecutive MLB games, Chicago Cubs outfielder Billy Williams asks to sit out
  • Sep 7 White Sox use record 41 players in doubleheader & lose both games
  • Sep 9 Feyenoord wins soccer's Club World Cup

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 12 US Open Women's Tennis: Margaret Court of Australia successfully defends title; beats Rosemary Casals 6-2, 2-6, 6-1

Tennis Player Rosemary Casals
Tennis Player
Rosemary Casals
  • Sep 13 1st NYC Marathon won by Gary Muhrcke in 2:31:38

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 13 US Open Men's Tennis: Ken Rosewall wins 2nd US title; beats fellow Australian Tony Roche 2-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • Sep 21 Oakland A's Vida Blue no-hits Minnesota Twins, 6-0
  • Sep 23 Gary Muhrcke wins 1st NY Marathon
  • Sep 27 Ken Boswell sets 2nd baseman record of 85 games without an error
  • Sep 28 Intrepid (US) beats Gretel II (Aust) in 22nd America's Cup