Events in Sport on September 16

  • 1864 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Tom Morris Sr. wins third title; beats fellow Scot Andrew Strath by 2 strokes
  • 1869 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: At just 18 years of age, Tom Morris Jr. retains his title; beats fellow Scot Bob Kirk by 11 strokes
  • 1869 Golf's 1st recorded hole-in-one by Tom Morris at Prestwick's 8th hole, Scotland
  • 1885 5th America's Cup: Puritan (NY Yacht Club) beats Genesta (Royal Yacht Squadron, Isle of Wight, UK) by 1:38 for 2-0 series win
  • 1887 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Willie Park Jr wins first of 2 Open titles by 1 stroke from fellow Scot Bob Martin
  • 1892 Amsterdam swimming club renamed "The Y"
  • 1906 Kaarlo Nieminen wins 1st Finnish marathon

US Men's Tennis Open

1922 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Germantown CC, Philadelphia: Bill Tilden wins third straight US singles title; beats fellow American Bill Johnston 4-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4

Sports History

1924 St. Cardinals future Baseball HOF first baseman Jim Bottomley sets MLB all-time single game RBI record of 12 in a 17-3 rout of Brooklyn Robins at Ebbets Field

  • 1926 St Louis Cards beat Phillies 23-3
  • 1930 Phillies trailing 10-5, score 5 in 9th, then Pirates score 4 in top of 10th, so Phillies score 5 in bottom of 10th to win 15-14
  • 1931 St Louis Cards repeat as NL champions with a 6-3 win over Phillies

Sports History

1937 Redskins NFL franchise play first game in Washington at Griffith Stadium; defeat the New York Giants in season opener, 13–3

  • 1939 NY Yankees clinch their 11th & 4th successive pennant

Sports History

1940 Leo Durocher suspended from Ebbetts Field for "inciting a riot"

  • 1950 Cleveland Browns (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, beat Philadelphia 35-10)
  • 1951 US National League umpire Frank Dascoli clears the Dodgers bench, ejecting 15 players

US Women's Golf Open

1951 US Open Women's Golf, Druid Hills GC: Betsy Rawls wins first of her 8 major titles, 5 strokes ahead of runner-up Louise Suggs

  • 1953 AL approves St Louis Browns move to become Baltimore Orioles
  • 1955 Bauer & Berra homer in 9th beating Red Sox 5-4 taking over 1st

Sports History

1955 Yankee Mickey Mantle pulls a hamstring muscle running out a bunt

  • 1957 LA City Council approves 300-acre site in Chavez Ravine for Dodgers

Sports History

1960 Milwaukee Braves' future HOF pitcher Warren Spahn no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 4-0 at County Stadium

  • 1962 Brian Kilby wins marathon: (2:23:18.8)
  • 1965 Boston Red Sox Dave Morehead no-hits Cleveland Indians, 2-0
  • 1967 Anni Pede runs female world record marathon (3:07:26)

NFL Record

1973 Buffalo's O.J. Simpson rushes for a then NFL record 250 yards in Buffalo's 31-13 win at New England

  • 1975 Pittsburgh second baseman Rennie Stennett is second to hit 7-for-7 in a 9-inning MLB game as Pirates rout Chicago Cubs, 22-0 at Wrigley Field
  • 1978 New York Yankees beat Boston Red Sox, 3-2; at Yankee Stadium; Blue Bombers 6th win over arch rivals in 2 weeks
  • 1979 Catfish Hunter Day at Yankee Stadium
  • 1979 Ryder Cup Golf, The Greenbrier: US wins, 17-11; new Team Europe replaces Great Britain & Ireland as official opposition to the United States
  • 1987 Calif's Bob Boone catches record 1,919th major league game
  • 1988 Cincinnati Reds Tom Browning pitches a perfect game, beats LA Dodgers, 1-0
  • 1988 Javed Miandad completes 211, his 5th Test Cricket double, v Australia

Baseball Record

1993 Minnesota Twins Dave Winfield is 19th to get 3,000 hits

Baseball Record

1995 Greg Maddux of Braves sets record of 17 consecutive road victories

Baseball Record

1996 MLB Minnesota Twins' Paul Molitor becomes 21st player to reach 3,000 hits

  • 1997 ABL MVP Nikki McCray signs with WNBA

Sports History

1997 Mark McGwire signs with the St Louis Cardinals for $26M

Baseball Record

2000 Sammy Sosa becomes the second player to hit 50 or more home runs in three consecutive years, joining Mark McGwire

  • 2007 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Moscow, Russia: Svetlana Kuznetsova beats Francesca Schiavonea of Italy 4-6, 7-6, 7-5 to give Russia an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends, 4-0)
  • 2007 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Halmstad GK, Sweden: US retains Cup 16-12; after trailing by a point US dominates singles 8½-3½
  • 2012 British Open Women's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Jiyai Shin wins her second Open title, 9 strokes ahead of fellow South Korean Inbee Park
  • 2012 NHL locks out its players after the expiry of the collective bargaining agreement
  • 2017 New Zealand All Blacks rugby union team hands South Africa their biggest test match defeat in history; beat Springboks, 57-0 in Rugby Championship round in Albany, NZ
  • 2018 Cycling land speed record broken for men and women by Denise Mueller-Korenek riding 183.932 mph (296.010 km/h) Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
  • 2018 Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: At age 40, American Angela Stanford wins her first major title by 1 stroke from Amy Olson, Austin Ernst, Mo Martin & Kim Sei-young

NFL Record

2018 Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes sets an NFL record of 10 touchdowns in first 2 weeks of a season, torching Pittsburgh’s secondary with 6 TD passes; leads Chiefs to 42-37 victory on the road