Events in Sport on September 10

  • 1875 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Willie Park Sr. wins his 4th title; beats fellow Scot Bob Martin by 2 strokes
  • 1918 Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs players threaten to boycott the World Series unless they are guaranteed $2,500 to the winners & $1,000 each for the losers
  • 1919 Cleveland Indians pitcher Ray Caldwell no-hits New York Yankees, 3-0 at the Polo Grounds, NYC
  • 1922 New York Yankees play their farewell home games in Polo Grounds, win both games of doubleheader against Philadelphia Athletics; move to Yankee Stadium the following season
  • 1924 New York Giants rip Boston Braves, 22-1 at the Polo Grounds; future Baseball HOF infielder Frankie Frisch goes 6-for-6 before grounding out
  • 1926 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Philadelphia, PA: Vincent Richards & R. Norris Williams clinch US 7th straight title; beat Jacques Brugnon & Henri Cochet of France 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 for 3-0 lead; ends 4-1
  • 1927 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Philadelphia, PA: Henri Cochet beats Bill Johnson 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 to clinch a 3-2 win for France and break 7 title US win streak
  • 1931 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Ellsworth Vines beats George Lott 7-9, 6-3, 9-7, 7-5 for his first of 2 straight US singles titles
  • 1932 Dodgers' Johnny Frederick hits record 6th pinch-hit HR of the season
  • 1932 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills: American Ellsworth Vines successfully defends his title; beats Frenchman Henri Cochet 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
  • 1933 US National Championship Men's Tennis: Englishman Fred Perry robs Australian Jack Crawford of his Grand Slam chance; wins final 6-3, 11-13, 4-6, 6-0, 6-1
  • 1937 2nd American Football League plays 1st game (LA 21, Pittsburgh 0)
  • 1937 Cleveland (Los Angeles) Rams plays their 1st NFL game, lose 28-0

Sports History

1948 Australian cricketer Don Bradman scores 153 in his last 1st-class cricket innings in England

Sports History

1950 Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st to hit 3 HR in a game at Griffith Stadium

  • 1954 Attempting to handle Hoyt Wilhelm's knuckleball catcher, Ray Katt of Giants sets a major league record with 4 passed balls

Olympic Gold

1960 Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia runs WR 2:15:16.2 barefoot to take out the men's marathon at the Rome Olympics; Africa's first ever Olympic gold medal

  • 1960 Fencer Aladár Gerevich is part of the gold medal winning Hungarian sabre team at the Rome Olympics; Gerevich's 6th consecutive gold medal in the event

Olympic Gold

1960 Future Hall of Famer Jerry Lucas scores 23 points as the US wins its 5th straight men's basketball Olympic gold medal with a 90-63 drubbing of Brazil at the Rome Games

Olympic Gold

1960 Gymnastics competition at the Rome Olympics concludes with the Soviet Union taking 10 of the 15 gold medals; Soviet gymnasts Boris Shakhlin & Larisa Latynina win 3 gold medals each

Sports History

1960 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 643' HR over right field roof in Detroit

  • 1960 Yugoslavia dominates Denmark 3-1 to win the men's football gold medal at the Rome Olympics

US Open Women's Tennis

1961 75th US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Darlene Hard beats England's Ann Jones 6-3, 6-4

  • 1961 American Ferrari driver Phil Hill wins Italian Grand Prix at Monza to clinch F1 World Drivers Championship; first American F1 world champion
  • 1961 Italian Grand Prix, a crash causes the death of German driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators hit by his Ferrari
  • 1961 Mickey Mantle becomes 7th to hit HR # 400

US Men's Tennis Open

1961 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: In an all-Australian final Roy Emerson beats Rod Laver 7-5, 6-3, 6-2; Emerson's second Grand Slam title

US Men's Tennis Open

1962 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Rod Laver completes his first Grand Slam defeating fellow Queenslander Roy Emerson 6-2, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

  • 1962 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Australian Margaret Smith beats defending champion Darlene Hard 9-7, 6-4 for her first US singles crown
  • 1963 Phillies beat Houston Colt .45s, 16-0

Sports History

1963 Stan Musial hits a HR in his 1st at bat as a grandfather

  • 1965 Phillies 10,000th game to a decision since 1900, Phils beat Cards

Boxing Title Fight

1966 Muhammad Ali TKOs Karl Mildenberger in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

  • 1967 Chicago White Sox Joel Horlen no-hits Det Tigers, 6-0
  • 1967 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: John Newcombe of Australia defeats American Clark Graebner 6–4, 6–4, 8–6 for first of 2 US singles titles

US Open Women's Tennis

1967 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Billie Jean King defeats England's Ann Haydon-Jones 11–9, 6–4 for first of 4 US singles crowns

  • 1969 NY Mets sweep Montreal Expos putting them in 1st place for 1st time
  • 1972 American freestyle wrestler Dan Gable wins the 68kg division gold medal at the Munich Olympics; only Olympic wrestler not to have a single point scored against him in the competition
  • 1972 American long distance runner Frank Shorter scores a famous win in the men's marathon in 2:12:19.8 at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972 American men's 4 x 100m relay team of Larry Black, Robert Taylor, Gerald Tinker & Eddie Hart combine for a world record 38.19 to beat the Soviet Union for the gold medal at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972 An American double in the inaugural Olympic archery competition in Munich; John Williams wins the men's individual gold medal; Doreen Wilber takes the women's gold
  • 1972 Cuban boxer Teófilo Stevenson wins first of 3 consecutive Olympic heavyweight gold medals when Munich Games opponent Ion Alexe of Romania withdraws from the final because of a broken thumb
  • 1972 East v West in a women's 4 x 100m relay at the Munich Olympics; West Germany beats East Germany by 0.13 seconds for the gold medal
  • 1972 Kazimierz Deyna scores twice as Poland beats Hungary 2-1 in the Olympic football gold medal match; 80,000 at the Munich Olympic Stadium

US Men's Tennis Open

1972 US Open Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Ilie Năstase of Romania beats Arthur Ashe 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, 6-3 for his first Grand Slam title

  • 1972 West Germany beats Pakistan 1-0 to become first European nation since 1920 to win the field hockey Olympic title; marred by disgraceful behaviour of Pakistani players, fans & officials after losing the Munich final
  • 1972 Yugoslavia beats Czechoslovakia, 21-16 in the inaugural Olympic handball final in Munich
  • 1973 Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton
  • 1973 NY Jets trade pro footballs leading receiver Don Maynard to St Louis
  • 1974 MLB St Louis Cardinals Lou Brock ties (104) & then sets (105) baseball stolen base mark
  • 1974 Teuvo Louhivouri sets cycling distance record of 515.8 mi in 24 hrs

Sports History

1975 Darryl Sittler is named captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs

  • 1977 Blue Jays beat Yankees 19-3 with 20 hits
  • 1977 Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:34:47.5)

US Open Women's Tennis

1977 US Open Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Chris Evert wins her 3rd straight US singles title; beats Wendy Turnbull of Australia 7-6, 6-2; final time event played at West Side Tennis Club

  • 1978 4th game of Boston Massacre; NY Yankees beat Red Sox, 7-4 to tie for AL East 1st place; Yanks out hit arch rivals, 67-21; score 42-9

Sports History

1978 The single point American Lotus driver Mario Andretti earns for finishing 6th at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza is enough to clinch his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship

US Men's Tennis Open

1978 US Open Men's Tennis, Flushing Meadows, NY: Jimmy Connors beats Björn Borg 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to become the first player to win the US Open on 3 different surfaces

Boxing Title Fight

1983 Larry Holmes TKOs Scott Frank in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

US Open Women's Tennis

1983 US Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd 6-1, 6-3 for her first US singles title

US Open Women's Tennis

1988 US Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf of Germany wins her first US title and completes the Grand Slam; beats Gabriela Sabatini 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

  • 1989 Browns allow Pittsburgh only 53 net yards, a team defensive record

Sports History

1989 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

  • 1989 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

US Men's Tennis Open

1989 US Open Men's Tennis: Boris Becker of Germany wins his only US title; beats Czech Ivan Lendl 7-6, 1-6, 6-3, 7-6

  • 1990 1st time in NY Yankee history they are completely swept season series, Oakland A's beat them 12 games to 0
  • 1990 1st time since 1966 that all 8 grand slam tennis champs are different
  • 1991 Gail Devers runs US female record 100m hurdles (12.48 secs)
  • 1994 US Open Women's Tennis: Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain wins her only US singles title; beats Steffi Graf 1-6, 7-6, 6-4
  • 1995 35th Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland beats US, 14-10
  • 1995 Cleveland's major league sports franchises, NFL Browns & MLB Indians, play simultaneous regular season games in Cleveland for only time, both win; Browns 22-6 v Tampa, Indians 5-3 v Orioles

US Men's Tennis Open

1995 US Open Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras wins his 3rd US title; beats fellow American Andre Agassi 6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

Baseball Record

1997 Mark McGwire joins Babe Ruth as only the players to hit 50 HRs in 2 consecutive years

  • 2000 US Open Men's Tennis: Marat Safin of Russia wins his first Grand Slam title; beats home favourite Pete Sampras 6-4, 6-3, 6-3

US Open Women's Tennis

2005 125th US Open Women's Tennis: Belgian Kim Clijsters wins her first of 4 Grand Slam titles; beats Mary Pierce of France 6-3, 6-1

US Men's Tennis Open

2006 US Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins 3rd straight US title; beats home favourite Andy Roddick 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1

US Open Women's Tennis

2011 US Open Women's Tennis: Samantha Stosur becomes first Australian to win a Grand Slam title since 1980; upsets Serena Williams 6-2, 6-3

US Men's Tennis Open

2012 US Open Men's Tennis: Andy Murray of Scotland wins his first Grand Slam event; beats defending champion Novak Đoković 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2

US Open Women's Tennis

2016 US Open Women's Tennis: Angelique Kerber beats Karolína Plíšková 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to become first German player to win the event since Steffi Graf in 1996

US Men's Tennis Open

2017 US Open Men's Tennis: Spain's Rafael Nadal wins his 3rd US title; beats Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-3, 6-3, 6-4

  • 2018 Australian newspaper the "Herald Sun" criticised for "racist" cartoon of American tennis star Serena Williams
  • 2022 US Open Women's Tennis: World #1 Iga Świątek of Poland wins her 3rd major title with a 6–2, 7–6 (7–5) victory over Tunisia's Ons Jabeur