Events in Sport on September 12

  • 1885 Highest score (35) recorded in any 1st-class soccer match is set
  • 1895 Defender (US) beats Valkyrie III (England) in 10th America's Cup
  • 1895 Annie Londonderry [Annie Kopchovsky] completes the first round-the-world trip by a woman on a bicycle in 15 months and collects her $10,000 prize

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1911 Boston's Cy Young vs Christy Mathewson of Giants, Giants win 9-0

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1914 Yankee shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh, 23, becomes youngest manager
  • 1920 7th Olympic games close in Antwerp Belgium
  • 1925 20th Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (5-0)
  • 1930 Brooklyn catcher Al Lopez hits major league's last recorded bounce HR
  • 1934 54th U.S. Men's National Championship: Fred Perry beats Wilmer Allison (6-4, 6-3, 1-6, 8-6)
  • 1935 55th U.S. Men's National Championship: Wilmer Allison beats Sidney Wood (6-2, 6-2, 6-3)
  • 1936 56th U.S. Men's National Championship: Fred Perry beats Don Budge (2-6, 6-2, 8-6, 1-6, 10-8)

Sport awardTennis Open

1936 50th U.S. Women's National Championship: Alice Marble beats Helen Jacobs (4-6, 6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant earlier than any other team, defeating Milwaukee Braves 105-49
  • 1954 White Sox win 90th game, 1st time they win this many since 1920
  • 1962 Wash Senator Tom Cheney strikes out record 21 Orioles in 16 inn game
  • 1964 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 4½"

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1965 Mary Mills wins LPGA Eugene Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
  • 1965 85th U.S. Men's National Championship: Manuel Santana beats Cliff Drysdale (6-2, 7-9, 7-5, 6-1)
  • 1965 79th U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Court beats Billie Jean Moffitt (8-6, 7-5)
  • 1966 US Men's National Tennis Championships: In an all-Australian final Fred Stolle beats John Newcombe 4-6, 12-10, 6-3, 6-4

Sport awardTennis Open

1966 80th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maria Bueno beats Nancy Richey (6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey

Sport awardTennis Open

1970 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
  • 1971 US Open Men's Tennis: Stan Smith wins first career Grand Slam event; beats Czech star Jan Kodeš 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6
  • 1972 Lord Michael Killanin succeeds Avery Brundage as head of Olympics
  • 1976 Seattle Seahawks play 1st regular-season game (St L 30, Sea 24)

Sport awardTennis Open

1976 US Open Men's Tennis : Jimmy Connors wins his second US title; beats Björn Borg of Sweden 6-4, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 1979 Indiana Pacers cut Ann Meyers, 1st woman on an NBA club

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1979 Carl Yastrzemski gets his 3,000th hit off NY Yankee Jim Beattie

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1981 Red Sox rookie Bob Ojeda no-hits Yanks for 8 innings before Rick Cerone & Dave Winfield lead off 9th with back-to-back doubles

Sport awardTennis Open

1981 US Open Women's Tennis: Tracy Austin wins her second US title; beats Martina Navratilova 1-6, 7-6, 7-6

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1982 Gerard Nijboer (2:15:16) & Rosa Mota (2:36:04) win marathon
  • 1982 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
  • 1982 US Open Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors wins 4th US title; beats Czech star Ivan Lendl 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
  • 1984 NY Met Dwight Gooden sets rookie strike out record at 251
  • 1988 1st NFL regular-season game played in Phoenix; Cowboys beat Card

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Nolan Ryan's 4-3 victory over Twins is his 312th career win

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 Stefan Edberg beats Michael Chang in what is believed to be the longest match in US Open history (5hr 26min)

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang

Sport awardTennis Open

1992 US Open Women's Tennis: Monica Seles retains her title; beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario of Spain 6-3, 6-3

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • 1993 Donna Andrews wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship

Sport awardTennis Open

1993 US Open Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras wins his second US title; beats Frenchman Cédric Pioline 6-4, 6-4, 6-3

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Player Cedric Pioline
Tennis Player
Cedric Pioline
  • 1997 NY Met John Olerud hits for the cycle

Sport awardTennis Open

1998 US Open Women's Tennis: Lindsay Davenport wins her first career Grand Slam title; beats defending champion Martina Hingis 6-3, 7-5

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis

Sport awardTennis Open

1999 US Open Men's Tennis: Andre Agassi wins 2nd and final US title; beats fellow American Todd Martin 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
Tennis Player Todd Martin
Tennis Player
Todd Martin

Sport awardTennis Open

2004 US Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer of Switzerland wins first US title; beats Australian Lleyton Hewitt 6-0, 7-6, 6-0

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • 2004 Detroit Lions beat the Chicago Bears 20-16 at Soldier Field to snap their NFL-record 24-game road losing streak

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2005 Mark Messier announces on ESPN radio that he will retire from the NHL

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • 2010 US Open Women's Tennis: Kim Clijsters retains title; beats Vera Zvonareva 6-2, 6-1 for her 3rd US crown

Sport awardTennis Open

2011 US Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković wins his first US title; beats Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
  • 2015 US Open Women's Tennis: In an all-Italian final Flavia Pennetta wins her only Grand Slam title; beats Roberta Vinci 7-6, 4-7, 6-2