On This Day

Events in Sport on September 13

  • 1866 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Willie Park Sr. wins his 3rd title; beats his brother Davie Park by 2 strokes
  • 1872 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Tom Morris, Jr. wins 4th consecutive title; beats fellow Scot Davie Strath by 3 strokes
  • 1883 Hugh Daily, a one-armed pitcher for Cleveland (Forest City), tosses 1-0 no-hitter against Philadelphia
  • 1907 Canadian Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IRFU) forms with merge of Hamilton Tigers, Toronto Argonauts (ORFU) and Ottawa Rough Riders, Montreal FC (QRFU)

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1909 Ty Cobb clinches AL HR title with his 9th HR (all inside-the-park)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1910 Regina Rugby Club forms
  • 1924 19th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (5-0)
  • 1925 Bkln Dodger Dazzy Vance no-hits Phillies, 10-1

Sports record brokenWorld Record

1930 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 20,000m (1:04:38.4)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • 1930 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Fresh Meadow CC: American based Scotsman Tommy Armour defeats Gene Sarazen 1-up in the final for the second of his 3 major titles
  • 1930 Winnipeg Rugby Football Club 1st game, loses to St John's Rugby, 7-3
  • 1930 50th US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills NY: John Doeg beats Frank Shields 10-8, 1-6, 6-4, 16-14 for his lone major singles title
  • 1932 NY Yankees clinch their 7th AL pennant
  • 1934 Judge Landis sells World Series broadcast rights to Ford for $100,000

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1938 Alexander Cartwright is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

Inventor of Modern Baseball Alexander Cartwright
Inventor of Modern Baseball
Alexander Cartwright
  • 1942 Cubs shortstop Leonard Merullo makes 4 errors in 1 inning

  • 1946 Boston Red Sox clinch AL pennant
  • 1949 Ladies Pro Golf Association of America formed in NYC
  • 1951 St Louis Cards beat NY Giants 6-4 (rescheduled from 9/12) then at night lose to Boston Braves 2-0
  • 1953 Pitcher Bob Trice becomes the first black player for Philadelphia Athletics
  • 1953 Italian Ferrari driver Alberto Ascari retains Formula 1 World Drivers Championship although forced to retire (engine trouble) in season ending Italian Grand Prix at Monza; wins title by 6.5 points from Juan Manuel Fangio
  • 1958 Braves Warren Spahn is 1st lefty to win 20 or more games 9 times
  • 1959 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Australian Neale Fraser wins first of 2 straight US singles titles; beats Alex Olmedo of Peru 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

1959 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Maria Bueno of Brazil wins her first of 4 US singles crowns; beats England's Christine Truman 6-1, 6-4

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • 1960 Dutch 1st Chamber condemns soccer-law

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

1964 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Roy Emerson beats fellow Australian Fred Stolle 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 for his 3rd Grand Slam title of the year

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • 1964 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Maria Bueno of Brazil wins her 3rd US singles title; dominates American Carole Graebner 6-1, 6-0

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1965 Willie Mays's 500th HR (off Don Nottebart), Giants 11th straight win

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1969 Baltimore Orioles, win earliest AL Eastern division title
  • 1969 Bobby Bonds is baseballs 4th 30-HR, 30-steal player
  • 1970 1st NYC Marathon won by Gary Muhrcke in 2:31:38

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

1970 US Open Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Ken Rosewall wins second US title; beats fellow Australian Tony Roche 2-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3; first major in which tiebreak used to decide sets at 6-6

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • 1973 ABC announces it obtained TV rights for 1976 Olympics
  • 1974 Phillies set NL record, using 27 players in a game, St Louis uses 24, tying record of 51. Phils win 7-3 in 17
  • 1976 2nd Enterprise, approach & lands Test Cricket (ALT) flight (5m28s)
  • 1981 Atlanta Falcons tie record of 31 points in 4th quarter (vs Green Bay)

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

1981 US Open Men's Tennis: John McEnroe wins 3rd straight US title; beats Björn Borg 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 in Borg's last Grand Slam match

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 1982 Joe Lefevre gets 6 hits in one baseball game

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1983 Oakland's Rickey Henderson 3rd straight 100 steals for season

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1983 US mint strikes 1st gold coin in 50 years (Olympic Eagle)

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

1987 US Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova retains her title; beats Steffi Graf of Germany 7-6, 6-1

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1987 Tampa Bay quarterback Steve DeBerg establishes a franchise record with 5 touchdown passes in the Buccaneers 48-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons
  • 1988 10th time, 4 players hit baseball major-league record grand slams
  • 1989 Fay Vincent elected baseball's 8th commissioner
  • 1990 Robert E Nederlander appointed NY Yankee managing general partner

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1991 Joe Carter 1st baseball player with 3 consecutive 100 RBI seasons with 3 different teams (Indians, Padres, Blue Jays)

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • 1991 Kim Zmeskal is 1st American to win a medal at World Gymnastics Championships, she wins the gold with 39.848 pts
  • 1992 NY Giants trailing Dallas Cowboys 34-0 in 3rd, lose 34-28

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

1992 US Open Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg retains his title; beats Pete Sampras 3-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-2

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • 1997 Carolina Hurricane's 1st exhibition game beat NY Islanders 4-1
  • 1998 US Open Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Patrick Rafter retains title; beats Mark Philippoussis 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-0

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1999 John Elway's #7 jersey is retired by the Denver Broncos

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 2008 New Zealand beats Australia, 28-24 in Brisbane to clinch their 4th straight Tri Nations Rugby Series; flyhalf Dan Carter scores a try and lands 4 conversions for the All Blacks

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

2010 US Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal wins his first US crown; beats Novak Đoković 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2; first Spanish man to win US title since Manuel Orantes 1975

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • 2013 Jim Furyk fires 12-under-par 59 in the 2nd round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms GC in Lake Forest, Illinois, becoming just the 6th player to shoot sub-60 in a PGA Tour event

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2015 Evian Championship Womens Golf, Evian Resort GC: Lydia Ko of New Zealand wins by 6 from Lexi Thompson to become youngest major winner, 18yrs, 142 days

Golfer Lydia Ko
Golfer
Lydia Ko

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

2015 US Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković beats Roger Federer 6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4; third man to reach all 4 Grand Slam finals in the same year in Open Era after Rod Laver and Federer

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • 2017 International Olympic Committee announces Paris (2024) and Los Angeles (2028) will host the Olympic games
  • 2018 Amazon live streams “Thursday Night Football” Cincinnati beats Baltimore 34-23; first all-female broadcast booth in NFL history; Andrea Kremer calls game with Hannah Storm