Events in Sport on September 14

  • 1865 British Open Golf, Prestwick GC: Scotsman Andrew Strath wins his first title; beats 2-time champion Willie Park Sr. by 2 strokes
  • 1868 Golf's 1st recorded hole-in-one (Tom Morris at Prestwick's 8th hole)
  • 1913 Cubs Larry Cheney hurls record 14-hit shutout against Giants (7-0)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1923 Jack Dempsey KOs Luis Firpo in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • 1923 Red Sox 1st baseman George Burns pulls off an unassisted triple play

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1924 Walter Johnson selected as the American League MVP

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1929 A's clinch AL pennant with a 5-0 win over White Sox
  • 1929 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Forest Hills NY: Bill Tilden wins 7th US title; beats Francis Hunter 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
  • 1930 Detroit Lions (as Portsmouth Spartans) play 1st NFL game, win 13-6
  • 1947 US National Championship Men's Tennis: Jack Kramer wins 2nd straight US title; beats fellow American Frank Parker 4-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0, 6-3
  • 1947 US National Championship Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats Margaret Osborne duPoint 8-6, 4-6, 6-1 for her only US singles title

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1954 Giants' Willie Mays gets 82nd extra-base hit, breaks Mel Ott's record

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1968 Jimmy Ellis beats Floyd Patterson in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 1968 Detroit Tigers' Denny McLain's 30th victory of season
  • 1971 Cleveland Indians & Washington Senators, play 20 innings
  • 1978 Braves' Jim Bouton, 38, beats Giants, his 1st win since 1970

  • 1980 Dwight Clark begins NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions
  • 1982 Trevor Baxter sets skateboard high jump record of 5' 5.7"
  • 1986 Judy Dickinson wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • 1986 Saskatchewan & Hamilton play 1st CFL regular-season overtime game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 Cal Ripken's streak of 8,243 consecutive innings (908 games) is broken

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1987 Toronto Blue Jays hit a record 10 HRs vs Baltimore Orioles

Sport awardTennis Open

1987 US Open Men's Tennis: Czech star Ivan Lendl wins 3rd straight US title; beats Sweden's Mats Wilander 6-7, 6-0, 7-6, 6-4

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
  • 1989 Calgary Flames become 1st NHL team to play in USSR, win 4-2
  • 1991 Freshman Marshall Faulk of San Diego State rushed for NCAA record
  • 1994 All 28 baseball owners vote to cancel rest of 1994 season
  • 1994 MLB decides to cancel the Baseball World Series for only the second time in history; continuing labour dispute with Players Association

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1996 As' Mark McGwire is 13th player to hit 50-HRs in a season

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 1996 Dean Headley takes 3rd cricket hat-trick of season, Kent v Hampshire
  • 1996 NY Met Todd Huntley sets record of 41 HRs by a catcher
  • 1997 Karrie Webb wins LPGA SAFECO Classic
  • 1997 Loren Roberts wins CVS Charity Golf Classic with a 266
  • 2003 Baltimore running back Jamal Lewis sets the NFL single-game rushing record when he runs for 295 yards and 2 touchdowns on 30 carries in the Ravens 33-13 victory over Cleveland
  • 2003 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Barsebäck G & CC: Europe regains Cup; after Catriona Matthew beat Rosie Jones 3 & 1 to clinch, amid controversy 4 of 5 remaining matches are conceded for final score of 17½-10½
  • 2008 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Madrid, Spain: Svetlana Kuznetsova beats Spaniard Anabel Medina Garrigues 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 to give Russia its 4th title in 5 years (ends, 4-0)

Sport awardTennis Open

2009 US Open Men's Tennis: Juan Martín del Potro of Argentina wins his first Grand Slam title; beats Roger Federer 3-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer