Events in Sport on September 11

  • 1862 British Open Golf, Prestwick GC: Tom Morris Sr retains his title; beats Willie Park Sr. by 3 strokes
  • 1886 Mayflower (US) beats Galatea (England) in 7th America's Cup
  • 1890 British Open Golf, Prestwick GC: John Ball becomes first Englishman and first amateur to win the Open; beats Willie Fernie and Archie Simpson by 3 strokes
  • 1895 FA Cup stolen in Birmingham
  • 1912 Netherland Olympic Committee forms

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1912 Philadelphia A's Eddie Collins steals 6 bases in 1 game

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1918 Boston Red Sox beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 15th World Series
  • 1923 After a single, Red Sox Howard Ehmke retires next 27 Yanks
  • 1926 21st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (4-1), for their 7th straight championship

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1927 Babe Ruth hits 50th of 60 homers

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1928 Ty Cobb last hitting appearance, pops out against Yankees

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1933 Britain's Fred Perry thwarts Australian Jack Crawford's bid for a Grand Slam by defeating him at US Tennis championship
  • 1933 Antwerps Sportpaleis, the largest indoor arena in Europe opens; renovated 2010-13
  • 1935 US captures Davis Cup for 7th straight year
  • 1936 A's pitcher Horace Lisenbee gives up 26 hits in a game
  • 1937 57th U.S. Men's National Championship: Don Budge beats Gottfried von Cramm (6-1, 7-9, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1)

  • 1937 51st U.S. Women's National Championship: Anita Lizana beats Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (6-4, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

1955 75th U.S. Men's National Championship: Tony Trabert beats Ken Rosewall (9-7, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • 1955 69th U.S. Women's National Championship: Doris Hart beats Patricia Ward Hales (6-4, 6-2)
  • 1955 Juan Manuel Fango in a Mercedes wins season ending Italian Grand Prix at Monza to take his third FIA World Championship of Drivers title by 17 points from Englishman Stirling Moss
  • 1956 Cincinnati Red Frank Robinson ties rookie record with his 38th HR

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1956 Yanks Yogi Berra ties career record for HRs (236) by a catcher

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1959 Elroy Face's 22 game win streak ends as Dodgers beat Pirates 5-4
  • 1959 Oriole Jerry Walker pitches 16 inn beating White Sox 1-0
  • 1960 17th Olympic games close in Rome Italy
  • 1965 Braves 2nd straight one-hitter against the Mets

Sport awardTennis Open

1971 US Open Women's Tennis: In an all-American final Billie Jean King beats doubles partner Rosemary Casals 6-4, 7-6

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
Tennis Player Rosemary Casals
Tennis Player
Rosemary Casals
  • 1976 Minnie Minoso bats for White Sox after a 12-year hiatus (hitless)

Sport awardTennis Open

1976 US Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert retains her title; routs Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6-3, 6-0

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sport awardTennis Open

1977 US Open Men's Tennis: Guillermo Vilas becomes the only Argentine to win US title; beats Jimmy Connors 2-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-0

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • 1982 US Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert wins her 6th and final US title, beating Hana Mandlíková 6-3, 6-1
  • 1983 Franco Harris becomes 3rd NFL to rush 11,000 yards

Sport awardTennis Open

1983 US Open Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors retains title; beats Ivan Lendl 6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-0

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • 1983 Pittsburgh running back Franco Harris runs for 118 yards in Steelers 25-21 win at Green Bay to become the only the third player in NFL history to rush for 11,000 yards
  • 1985 Sri Lanka score their 1st Test Cricket victory, by 149 runs v India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 Pete Rose of Cincinnati Reds gets career hit 4,192 off Eric Show of San Diego Padres, eclipsing Ty Cobb's record

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1988 Sports Aid-jogging to feed the world

Sport awardTennis Open

1988 US Open Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander wins his only US title and 7th & final Grand Slam event; beats Ivan Lendl 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in the longest final in event's history

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • 1991 NY Yankees final game at Baltimore Oriole's Memorial Stadium
  • 1991 Atlanta Braves Kent Mercker, Mark Wohlers & Alejandro Pena pitched 1st combined no-hitter in NL, beating San Diego Padres, 1-0

Sport awardTennis Open

1993 US Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf wins 15th Grand Slam singles title, 3rd US title; beats Helena Suková 6-3, 6-3

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1994 Missie McGeorge wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship

Sport awardTennis Open

1994 US Open Men's Tennis: Andre Agassi wins first US title; beats Michael Stich of Germany 6-1, 7-6, 7-5

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
  • 1995 Ohio's Governor Voinovich proclaims "Cleveland Indians Day"

Sport awardTennis Open

1999 US Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins her first Grand Slam title; beats World No. 1 Martina Hingis 6-3, 7-6

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • 2004 US Open Women's Tennis: In an all-Russian final Svetlana Kuznetsova wins her first Grand Slam title; beats Elena Dementieva 6-3, 7-5
  • 2005 US Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer retains title; beats Andre Agassi 6-3, 2-6, 7-6, 6-1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2005 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Crooked Stick GC: US regains Cup 15½–12½; Meg Mallon clinches with 3 & 1 victory over Karen Stupples

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • 2011 US Open Women's Tennis: Samantha Stosur becomes first Australian to wins a Grand Slam title since 1980; upsets Serena Williams 6-2, 6-3
  • 2014 South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is found not guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp (and is later found guilty of culpable homicide)

Sport awardTennis Open

2016 US Open Men's Tennis: Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland wins his 3rd major title; beats Novak Đoković 6-7, 1-7, 6-4, 7-5, 6-3

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • 2018 James Anderson takes his 564th Test wicket to become the most prolific fast bowler in cricket history as England beats India by 118 runs in the 5th Test at The Oval for a 4-1 series victory; Alistair Cook's final Test