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
  • 1951 Emil Zatopek runs 15,000m in record 44 min, 54.6 sec

Boxing 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

Baseball 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

  • 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

Contract of Interest

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

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

Baseball Record

1981 MLB Philadelphia Phillies lefthander Steve Carlton strikes out NL record 3,118th (Andre Dawson)

  • 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

Boxing Title Fight

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

  • 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

Sports History

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

  • 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

Farm Aid Concert

2013 Farm Aid held in Saratoga Springs, New York; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Pete Seeger, Amos Lee, Jack Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Carlene Carter, Pegi Young & The Survivors, and Insects vs Robots [1]

  • 2017 Andre Ward, unified light heavyweight champion and world’s top pound-for-pound boxer, announces his retirement