Events in Sport on September 18

  • 1848 Baseball rules 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner
  • 1863 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Willie Park, Sr. wins his 2nd title; beats rival Tom Morris Sr. by 2 strokes
  • 1903 Phillies' Chick Fraser no-hits Chicago Cubs, 10-0
  • 1909 Largest paid baseball attendance (35,409), A's beat Tigers, 2-0 in Det
  • 1926 US National Championship Men's Tennis: Frenchman René Lacoste wins first of 2 straight US titles; beats countryman Jean Borotra 6-4, 6-0, 6-4
  • 1928 St. Louis beat Phillies, 4-2 at the Baker Bowl, Philadelphia; 20th Cards' win of 22 starts between the 2 clubs in 1928
  • 1929 Pirates loss to Braves & clinch NL pennant for the Cubs
  • 1930 Enterprise (US) beats Shamrock V (UK) in 15th America's Cup
  • 1930 NY Yankee future Baseball HOF pitcher Red Ruffing hits 2 HRs to beat St Louis Browns, 7-6 at Sportsman's Park, St. Louis
  • 1938 Chicago Bears beat Green Bay Packers 2-0
  • 1938 Despite losing a double header (4-3, 8-7) to the St. Louis Browns at Sportsman's Park III, the New York Yankees clinch their 10th AL pennant

Boxing Title Fight

1946 Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

  • 1949 Baseball major league record 4 grand slams hit
  • 1954 Cleveland Indians clinch AL pennant, beat Tigers (3-2)

Baseball Record

1955 Willie Mays hits record tying 9th HR at Ebbets Field (ties Joe Adcock)

Baseball Record

1956 Mickey Mantle is 8th to hit 50 HRs in a season

  • 1962 Bob Aspromonte sets NL 3rd baseman record of 57 cons errorless games
  • 1963 Final MLB game at Polo Grounds, New York City; 1,752 see Philadelphia Phillies defeat New York Mets 5-1
  • 1965 Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium: Mantle play his 2,000th game

Sports History

1966 Baltimore quarterback Johnny Unitas throws 4 touchdown passes in 38-23 win at Minnesota to surpass Y.A. Tittle as NFL's career leader with 212; finishes career with 290 TD passes

  • 1967 Intrepid (US) beats Dame Pattie (Australia) in 21st America's Cup yacht race at Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1968 Ray Washburn (Cards) no-hits SF Giants 2-0
  • 1971 Ryder Cup Golf, Old Warson CC: US beats Europe, 18½-13½; after leading by 1 match, GB loses all Friday morning 4-ball matches to lose momentum
  • 1972 1st black NL umpire is Art Williams for Los Angeles vs San Diego

Sports History

1976 MLB Cleveland Indians player-manager Frank Robinson's last game as a player

  • 1977 Courageous (US) sweeps Australia (Aust) in 24th America's Cup
  • 1983 New Orleans Saints 1st OT victory; beating Chicago Bears 34-31

Sports History

1984 Tim Raines is 1st player with 4 consecutive 70-stolen-base seasons

Sports History

1986 David Boon's 3rd Test cricket century, 122 v India at Madras

  • 1987 Detroit first baseman Darrell Evans hits home run #30 off Bill Wegman in 5th inning of Tigers' 7-6 win over the Milwaukee Brewers; first 40 year old to hit 30 MLB HRs in a season
  • 1990 Atlanta is chosen to host 1996 (centennial) Summer Olympics
  • 1991 American Major League Baseball executive John Hart becomes general manager of Cleveland Indians
  • 1991 NCAA places Tennessee on 2 years probation for football recruiting violations
  • 1991 Robert Helmick resigns as president of US Olympic Committee
  • 1993 LA Mighty Ducks play their 1st NHL pre-season game against Penguins
  • 1993 Trailing 3-1 with 2 outs in 9th, time is called prior to Mike Stanley pop out, gets a 2nd chance, & Yanks rally to beat Boston 4-3

President's Cup

1994 1st Presidents Cup Golf, Robert Trent Jones GC: Davis Love III is undefeated as US beats International team, 20-12 in inaugural event

Television Premiere

1994 Ken Burn's documentary miniseries "Baseball" premieres on PBS (Emmy for Outstanding Informational Series)

Baseball Record

1996 Roger Clemens ties his own major league record with 20 strikeouts

Federation Cup

2005 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Paris, France: Russian pair Elena Dementieva & Dinara Safina win deciding doubles rubber 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 over Amélie Mauresmo & Mary Pierce of France; clinches Russia's 2nd consecutive title, 3-2

  • 2016 Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: Chun In-gee of South Korea wins her 2nd major title by 4 strokes from Ryu So-yeon & Park Sung-hyun; 21-under-par score a record for all women's majors

Sports History

2017 England footballer Wayne Rooney pleads guilty to drunk driving and is banned for driving for 2 years