On This Day

Events in Sport on September 14

  • 1865 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Scotsman Andrew Strath wins his first title; beats 2-time champion Willie Park Sr. by 2 strokes
  • 1913 Cubs Larry Cheney hurls record 14-hit shutout against Giants (7-0)
  • 1916 Christy Mathewson pitches & wins his final game

Boxing Title Fight

1923 In his 4th heavyweight boxing title defence Jack Dempsey recovers after being sent through the ropes to KO Argentine challenger Luis Firpo in the 2nd round at the Polo Grounds, NYC

  • 1923 Red Sox 1st baseman George Burns pulls off an unassisted triple play

Sports History

1924 Walter Johnson selected as the American League MVP

  • 1929 A's clinch AL pennant with a 5-0 win over White Sox
  • 1929 US National Championship Men's Tennis, 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

Baseball Record

1936 Pittsburgh Pirates' future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Paul Waner ties Rogers Hornsby's NL record of 200 MLB hits for 7th time

  • 1942 Yanks clinch pennant #13
  • 1943 Yanks clinch pennant #14

US Men's Tennis Open

1947 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Jack Kramer wins second 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, Forest Hills, NY: Louise Brough beats Margaret Osborne duPoint 8-6, 4-6, 6-1 for her only US singles title
  • 1953 Yanks clinch 5th straight pennant with 8-5 win over Indians

Baseball Record

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

  • 1955 Herb Score sets rookie record of 235 strikeouts (en route 245)

Sports History

1958 Yankees win 24th pennant, & 9th under Casey Stengel

Boxing Title Fight

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

Sports History

1968 Detroit Tigers' Denny McLain's 30th victory of season

  • 1971 Cleveland Indians & Washington Senators, play 20 innings
  • 1975 Milwaulkee Brewer Robin Yount breaks Mel Ott's record, playing in 242 MLB games as a teen

Sports History

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"

Baseball Event

1986 Bo Jackson's 1st HR-a 475-foot blast (longest at Royal Stadium)

  • 1986 Saskatchewan & Hamilton play 1st CFL regular-season overtime game

Sports History

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

  • 1987 Toronto Blue Jays hit a record 10 HRs vs Baltimore Orioles
  • 1989 Calgary Flames become 1st NHL team to play in USSR, win 4-2
  • 1989 Jeff Reardon is 1st to record 30 saves in 5 consecutive seasons
  • 1991 San Diego State freshman running back Marshall Faulk rushes for NCAA record 386 yards and scores 7 touchdowns as the Aztecs beat Pacific, 55-34
  • 1994 MLB team owners vote to cancel remainder of 1994 season, as well as the World Series for only the second time in history, continuing labor dispute with Players Association

Baseball Record

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

  • 1996 England Test cricket fast bowler Dean Headley equals WR by taking his 3rd hat-trick of the English County season for Kent v Hampshire at Canterbury
  • 1996 NY Met Todd Huntley sets record of 41 HRs by a catcher
  • 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

Solheim Cup

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)

US Men's Tennis Open

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

Golf Major

2014 Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: 19 year old South Korean Kim Hyo-joo wins by 1 stroke ahead of Australian runner-up Karrie Webb

  • 2019 Former Welsh rugby union and league player Gareth Thomas reveals he is HIV positive