Events in Sport on September 2

  • 1882 2nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats Clarence M. Clark (6-1, 6-4, 6-0)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1908 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Lang in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • 1919 National Commission recommends a best-of-9 World Series
  • 1924 44th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Bill Johnston (6-1, 9-7, 6-2)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1927 Rumour starts that Yankee Lou Gehrig will be traded to Tigers

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Sport awardGolf Major

1940 23rd PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Hershey CC Hershey Pa

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson
  • 1956 Orioles trailing Red Sox 8-0 come back to win 11-10 in 9 innings
  • 1956 7th Formula One WDC: Juan Manuel Fangio wins by three points
  • 1957 Milwaukee Braves' Frank Torre scores 6 runs in 1 game
  • 1960 Tamara & Irina Press (USSR) become 1st sisters to win olympic gold

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1962 Stan Musial's 3,516th hit moves over Tris Speaker into 2nd place

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Idaho Centennia Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1965 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits his 400th HR (off Curt Simmons)

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969 NY Yankee Joe Pepitone is reinstated

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone
  • 1970 1st tennis tie break at a Grand Slam (US Open) (9 pt sudden death)

Sport awardTennis Open

1971 Chris Evert & Jimmy Connors win their 1st US Open tennis matches

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • 1972 Chicago White Sox Milt Pappas no-hits SD Padres, 1-0
  • 1973 Billy Martin fired as manager of the Detroit Tigers
  • 1973 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic
  • 1978 Graham Salmon set worlds record for 100 meters by a blind man

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1978 Reggie Jackson is 19th player to hit 20 HR in 11 straight years

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1979 79th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Mark O'Meara

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1985 Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1991 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1994 Miguel Indurain bicycles world record time (53,040 km)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1995 Frank Bruno beats Oliver McCall in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

  • 1996 Michelle McGann wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic