Events in Sport on September 1

  • 1890 1st baseball tripleheader-Boston vs Pittsburgh
  • 1893 33rd British Golf Open: William Auchterlonie shoots a 322 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1898 Dutch soccer team Receiver forms
  • 1914 34th U.S. Men's National Championship: R. Norris Williams beats Maurice McLoughlin (6-3, 8-6, 10-8)
  • 1918 Baseball season ends due to WW I

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1918 Ty Cobb pitches 2 innings against Browns

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1923 18th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1), for their 4th straight Davis Cup
  • 1925 Pierre de Coubertin steps down as chairman of Intl Olympic Committee
  • 1926 British Columbia Rugby Football Union forms
  • 1933 Soccer team DVS '33 forms
  • 1936 Middleweight Staff Roth KOs Heinz Lazek
  • 1937 4th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 6, Green Bay 0 (84,560)
  • 1939 Last day of 1st-class cricket in England for 6 years
  • 1945 Phillies Vince DiMaggio ties NL record with 4th grand slam of season
  • 1946 1st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Berg
  • 1947 NY Giants 183-185 HR of year breaks Yankee mark of 182 in 1936

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1948 Bradman scores 143 Aust v South of England, 17 fours 1 six

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1954 Ted Kluszewski is 1st Cincinnati Red to hit 40 HRs en route to 49

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1958 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1960 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
  • 1963 St Louis Cards pitcher Curt Simmons steals home plate
  • 1964 Masanori Murakami is 1st Japanese player in majors (NY Mets)
  • 1967 SF Giants beat Cincinnati Reds, 1-0, in 21 innings
  • 1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Willow Park Ladies Golf Invitational
  • 1971 John Newcombe is 1st male top-seed to lose in 1st round of US Open

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1973 George Foreman KOs Jose "King" Roman in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 1974 Jane Blalock/Sue Roberts wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
  • 1975 NY Met Tom Seaver is 1st to strike out 200 in 8 consecutive seasons
  • 1978 Cleveland Indians' Sammy Stewart tosses 7 consecutive strikeouts (vs Balt)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1980 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1980 Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope ends in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
  • 1985 Cyclist Joop Zoetemelk becomes world champion

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1986 Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1986 Texas Rangers O McDowell & Porter are 7th to hit consecutive pinch HRs

Sport awardTennis Open

1987 15 yr old Michael Chang is youngest man to win US Tennis Open match

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang
  • 1990 Gelindo Bordin sets European marathon record (2:14:02)
  • 1990 Highest combined CFL score (111), Toronto Argonauts beat BC 68-43
  • 1991 Hiromi Taniguchi wins 3rd world championship marathon (2:14:57)
  • 1991 3rd World Championships in Athletics close at Tokyo, Japan
  • 1993 Goran Ivanisevic & Daniel Nestor play longest tie-break in US Tennis
  • 1996 Balt Ravens (Cleveland Browns) 1st NFL game, beat Oakland Raiders, 17-14
  • 1997 Cindy Figg-Currier wins LPGA State Farm Rail Classic

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2006 Roger Goodell begins his tenure as NFL Commissioner

Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) Roger Goodell
Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL)
Roger Goodell