Events in Sport on September 19

  • 1876 Talks begin to set up a football club in Ottawa
  • 1879 Thomas Ray becomes youngest to break a world track & field record pole-vaulting 11' 2½" at age 17 years & 198 days
  • 1901 11 baseball games canceled due to funeral of President William McKinley
  • 1912 Soccer team NAC (Noad Advendo Combination) forms in Breda
  • 1921 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Germantown CC, Philadelphia: Bill Tilden successfully defends title; beats Wallace F. Johnson 6-1, 6-3, 6-1
  • 1925 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills NY: Bill Tilden wins 6th consecutive US title; beats Bill Johnston for 4th straight year 4-6, 11-9, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
  • 1931 Lefty Grove wins his 30th game of season over White Sox, 2-1

PGA Championship

1931 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Wannamoisett CC: 20 year old American Tom Creavy beats Denny Shute, 2 & 1 in the final for his lone major title

  • 1933 NY Giants clinch the pennant

Sports History

1947 Jackie Robinson is named 1947 "Rookie of Year"

  • 1948 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Pancho Gonzales wins first of 2 consecutive US singles titles; beats Eric Sturgess 6-2, 6-3, 14-12
  • 1948 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Margaret Osborne duPont wins first of 3 straight US singles crowns; beats Louise Brough Clapp 4-6, 6-4, 15-13

Baseball Record

1955 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits record 5th grand slam of season

  • 1966 Mike Burke named Yankees pres
  • 1971 New York City Marathon: inaugural women's race won by Beth Bonner in 2:55:22; 2nd men's race won by Norman Higgins in 2:22:54

Baseball Record

1973 Frank Robinson, Angels OF, homers in record 32nd major league ballpark - Arlington Stadium (Arlington, Texas), against the Rangers

  • 1973 NL refuses to allow San Diego Padres move to Washington, D.C.
  • 1982 New Orleans Saints 1st road shutout victory beating Chicago Bears 10-0
  • 1986 Australian cricketer Dean Jones scores 210 v India at Madras
  • 1986 Chicago White Sox Joe Crowley no-hits California Angels, 7-1

Olympic Games

1988 American diver Greg Louganis smashes his head on diving board during the 3m springboard preliminaries at the Seoul Olympics; recovers to qualify for the final which he wins the following day

  • 1988 Australian swimmer Duncan Armstrong sets world record 1:47.25 to win the 200m freestyle gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; beats Anders Holmertz of Sweden by 0.64
  • 1988 British swimmer Adrian Moorehouse wins 100m breaststroke gold medal in 1:02.04 at the Seoul Olympics; edges Károly Güttler of Hungary by 0.01
  • 1988 US women's all-round gymnastics team is controversially penalised 0.5 after compulsory round at the Seoul Olympics; substitute an alternate athlete on uneven bars medal podium; Americans finish 4th just 0.3 behind East Germany
  • 1989 Appeals court restores America's Cup to US after NY Supreme Court gave it to NZ (NZ protested US's use of a catamaran)
  • 1992 Demolition begins of JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; built in 1926 as Sesquicentennial Stadium, also known as Municipal Stadium, it hosted the 1926 Tunney-Dempsey fight, 41 Army-Navy football games, The Beatles; The Rolling Stones; victory rallies for The NHL Flyers and MLB Phillies; and the US portion of Live-Aid
  • 1992 Sergei Boebka pole vaults world record (6.13m)
  • 1993 San Diego Chargers' kicker John Carney boots 6 field goals in an 18-17 win over Houston to set a new NFL record with 29 consecutive field goals made

Sports History

1993 Tom Glavine wins 20 games in 3 straight years

  • 1995 MLB San Diego Padres Ken Caminiti switch hits HRs in 3rd of 4 games
  • 1999 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Stanford, California: Lindsay Davenport beats Elena Likhovtseva of Russia 6-4, 6-4 to give US an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends, 4-1) and their record extending 16th title

Baseball Record

2000 Ken Griffey Jr. pinch-hits his 400th home run becoming the first major league player to reach the mark as a pinch-hitter

Sports History

2004 NFL Oakland Raider wide receiver Jerry Rice ends NFL streak of 274 consecutive games with a reception in a 13-10 victory over Buffalo Bills [1]

  • 2004 Ryder Cup Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Europe retains Cup wins 18½-9½; victory margin largest by a European team in history of the event

Sports History

2007 MS Dhoni named Captain of Indian Cricket team for the 1st time for the ICC World Twenty20

Sports History

2008 Greg Maddux pitches his 5,000th career inning against the San Francisco Giants

  • 2015 Japan beats South Africa 34-32 in Brighton, England in the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history
  • 2017 New MLB record for most home runs in a season, no. 5,694 hit by Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals