Events in Sport on September 20

  • 1876 Ottawa Football Club forms
  • 1902 Chicago White Sox Jim Callahan no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0
  • 1907 Pitts Nick Maddox no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 2-1
  • 1908 Chicago White Sox Frank Smith 2nd no-hitter, beats Philadelphia 1-0
  • 1913 19th US Golf Open: Francis Ouimet shoots a 304 at The Country Club MA

Sport awardGolf Major

1919 2nd PGA Championship: Jim Barnes wins at Engineers Country Club, Roslyn, NY

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1919 Babe Ruth ties Ned Williamson's major league mark of 27 HRs

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Sport awardGolf Major

1924 7th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen wins at French Lick CC, Indiana

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • 1924 Carl Mays is 1st pitcher to win 20 games seasons for 3 different teams
  • 1924 Cub's Grover Cleveland Alexander beats NY Giants to win 300th game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1931 MLB's Lou Gehrig's 4 RBIs break his old RBI mark of 175 en route to 184

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1932 Chicago Cubs clinch the NL pennant
  • 1933 Pittsburgh Steelers (as Pirates) play 1st NFL game, lose 23-2

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1939 Joe Louis KOs Bob Pastor in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1948 Mexican Baseball league disbanded
  • 1949 Tennis player Pancho Gonzales turns professional

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1953 Cubs Ernie Banks hits his 1st major league HR

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1955 Willie Mays (Giants) homers off Vern Law (Pirates) in both ends of DH

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1955 Willie Mays is 7th player to reach 50 HRs in a season
  • 1958 Baltimore Oriole knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm no-hits NY Yankees 1-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1961 Roger Maris hits home run # 59 & barely misses # 60 in game 154 of the season. Yanks clinch pennant #26

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1968 Mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969 Ryder Cup Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: US, Great Britain tie, 16-16; great sporting gesture, America's Jack Nicklaus concedes missable 3-foot putt to Tony Jacklin at the 18th hole for the draw

  • 1969 Pitts Pirate Bob Moose no-hits NY Mets, 4-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973 Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in battle-of-sexes tennis match

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975 Ryder Cup Golf, Laurel Valley GC: US beats Great Britain & Ireland, 21-11; Arnold Palmer non-playing American captain; Bernard Hunt GB & I skipper

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980 George Brett goes 0-for-4 dropping his avg below .400 for good

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1980 Spectacular Bid runs in Belmont alone as 3 horses drop out
  • 1981 Ryder Cup Golf, Walton Heath GC: US wins 18½-9½; 6th and final Ryder Cup for Jack Nicklaus as a player; wins all 4 of his matches
  • 1983 3,112 turn out to see Pirates play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • 1984 Cubs break 2 million in home attendance for 1st time
  • 1985 Curtis Strong is convicted for selling cocaine to pro baseball players
  • 1987 French driver Alain Prost wins Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril; his record 28th Formula 1 victory
  • 1987 San Francisco wide receiver Dwight Clark's NFL record streak of 105 consecutive games with a reception ends in 49ers 27-26 victory in Cincinnati

Sports record brokenNFL Record

1987 Chicago running back Walter Payton scores his NFL record 107th rushing touchdown in the Bears' 20-3 victory over Tampa Bay

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
  • 1988 American diver Greg Louganis wins the 3m springboard gold medal at the Seoul Olympics after famously hitting his head on the board the previous day
  • 1992 Colleen Walker wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • 1995 Cincinnati Reds becomes 1st team to clinch NL Central
  • 1998 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Muirfield Village: US retains Cup; beats Europe 16-12 for third consecutive victory
  • 1998 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Geneva, Switzerland: Conchita Martínez & Arantxa Sánchez Vicario beat Martina Hingis & Patty Schnyder of Switzerland 6-0, 6-2 in doubles decider to clinch Spain's 5th title, 3-2
  • 2013 Alex Rodriquez sets new MLB record with 24 Grand Slam home runs for the New York Yankees
  • 2015 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, GC St. Leon-Rot: US regains Cup 14½ to 13½; Paula Creamer beats Sandra Gal 4 & 3 in deciding singles match