On This Day

Events in Sport on September 21

  • 1906 New York Highlanders 1st baseman Hal Chase has 22 put-outs to tie MLB record in a 6-3 win over Chicago White Sox at South Side Park
  • 1934 St Louis Cardinals pitching Dean brothers shut-out Brooklyn Dodgers in a doubleheader; Dizzy, in a 13-0 rout and Paul, with a 3-0 no-hitter

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1955 In his last fight, undefeated world heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano KOs light heavyweight Archie Moore in the 9th round at Yankee Stadium, NYC

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1956 New York Yankees set dubious MLB record, stranding 20 on base; Mickey Mantle hits a 500' plus homer but rival Boston Red Sox win 13-9 at Fenway Park

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1969 NY Jet Steve O'Neal punts 98 yards against Denver Broncos
  • 1969 Ron Hill wins European marathon (2:16:47.8)
  • 1970 Oakland A's Vida Blue no-hits Minnesota Twins, 6-0
  • 1971 AL OKs Washington Senator move to Arlington (Texas Rangers)
  • 1973 NY Mets go into 1st place (at .500) after trailing 12½ games

AgreementContract of Interest

1973 Nate Archibald signs 7 yr contract with NBA KC Kings for $450,000

NBA Point Guard Nate Archibald
NBA Point Guard
Nate Archibald
  • 1980 LA Ram Johnnie Johnson scores a 99 yard interception
  • 1980 Richard Todd of NY Jets completes 42 passes in a game (NFL record)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1981 Steve Carlton strikes out NL record 3,118th (Andre Dawson)

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton
  • 1981 Enterprise Radio (all sports) goes off the air
  • 1982 2,251 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • 1982 NFL players begin a 57 day strike

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1985 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 to become Heavyweight Boxing Champion

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1986 NY Jets beat Miami Dolphins 51-45 in OT; record 884 passing yards
  • 1986 New Orleans Saints Mel Gray returns kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown
  • 1986 SD Padre Jimmy Jones pitches 1-hitter in his major league debut

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 Mike Tyson smashes TV camera outside his Bernardsville, New Jersey home

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1988 Suriname swimmer Anthony Nesty wins 100m butterfly at the Seoul Olympics; Suriname's first gold; first black to win individual Olympic swim gold medal; thwarts Matt Biondi's attempt at 7 gold medals
  • 1988 East German swimmer Silke Hörner sets world record 2:26.71 to win the 200m breaststroke gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; first of 2 gold (4 x 100m medley relay)
  • 1988 Hungarian swimmer Tamás Darnyi sets world record 4:14.75 to win the 400m individual medley at the Seoul Olympics; also wins 200m I/M gold for the medley double
  • 1990 Oakland A's Bob Welch becomes 1st 25 game winner in 10 years
  • 1990 Faye Vincent turns down White Sox bid to reinstate Minnie Minoso, 68
  • 1991 USA Basketball announces "Dream Team" for the 1992 Olympics
  • 1997 Mike Piazza is 2nd to hit a HR out of Dodger Stadium
  • 1997 NY Yankee Cecil Fielder hits his 300th HR
  • 2008 The final home game is played at Yankee Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles.
  • 2008 Ryder Cup Golf, Valhalla GC: US lead from start to finish to win 16½-11½ and regain Cup after 3 consecutive European victories
  • 2017 Andre Ward, unified light heavyweight champion and world’s top pound-for-pound boxer, announces his retirement