Events in Sport in September 1989

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Chris Evert becomes the first player ever to win 100 matches in the US National/Open Tennis Championship by beating Patricia Tarabinia 6-2, 6-4

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Sep 3 American tennis star Chris Evert beats 15-year-old Monica Seles 6-0, 6-2 in a 4th round match for her 101st and last US Open singles victory
  • Sep 5 Chris Evert's last US Open match, she is defeated by Zina Garrison

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 8 George Brett gets his 2,500th hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 9 US Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf retains her title; beats Martina Navratilova 3-6, 7-5, 6-1

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 10 Five days after hitting a HR for Yankees in a 12-2 win over the Mariners, MLB and NFL player Deion Sanders returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown, his first

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • Sep 10 Browns allow Pittsburgh only 53 net yards, a team defensive record
  • Sep 10 Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 US Open Men's Tennis: Boris Becker of Germany wins his only US title; beats Ivan Lendl 7-6, 1-6, 6-3, 7-6

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • Sep 10 Indianapolis running back Eric Dickerson rushes for 106 yards against San Francisco to become the fastest player to top the 10,000 yard plateau; 91st career game
  • Sep 13 Fay Vincent elected baseball's 8th commissioner
  • Sep 14 Calgary Flames become 1st NHL team to play in USSR, win 4-2
  • Sep 17 NYC court of appeals overturns lower court decision & returns America's Cup back to US (from NZ)
  • Sep 19 Appeals court restores America's Cup to US after NY Supreme Court gave it to NZ (NZ protested US's use of a catamaran)
  • Sep 22 Cards outfielder Leon Durham suspended for 60 days due to drugs
  • Sep 23 Blue Jays bat out of order against Brewers in 6th inning
  • Sep 24 28th Ryder Cup: US & Europe draw, 14-14 at The Belfry, England

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 30 Nolan Ryan's perfect game broken in 8th, but gets his 300th strikeout

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Sep 30 Toronto Blue Jays wins AL East title