On This Day

Events in Sport on September 22

  • 1905 US Open Men's Golf, Myopia Hunt GC: Willie Anderson wins his 3rd consecutive Open title, and his record 4th overall, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Alex Smith
  • 1910 Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union forms

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1911 Cy Young beats Pitts 1-0 for his final career victory, number 511

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

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1912 Eddie Collins repeats record of stealing 6 bases in a game (9/7/12)

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1915 Red Sox ask Braves for use of their larger park for World Series
  • 1920 Chicago grand jury convenes to investigate charges that 8 White Sox players conspired to fix the 1919 World Series

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1927 Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey for the 2nd time in 10 for heavyweight boxing title; dubbed the "Long count" fight

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • 1935 Boston Braves lose NL record 110th game of year en route to 115
  • 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant defeating St. Louis Cardinals 94-60
  • 1954 Bkln Dodger Karl Spooner strikes out 15 NY Giants in his 1st game
  • 1959 Chicago White Sox clinch AL pennant
  • 1966 Orioles beat A's 6-1 to clinch their 1st AL pennant
  • 1967 Phillies release pitcher Dallas Green, their future manager

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1969 SF Giant Willie Mays, becomes second player to hit 600 home runs

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1973 Ryder Cup Golf, Muirfield: US beats Great Britain & Ireland, 19-13; first time 'Ireland' included in team name
  • 1973 Baltimore Oriole Al Bumbry hits 3 triples vs Milwaukee Brewers

  • 1977 Minn Twin Bert Blyleven no-hits California Angels, 9-0
  • 1979 Larry Parrish (Expos) HRs off Rawly Eastwick (Phillies) in DH
  • 1982 Duleep Mendis completes twin cricket tons for Sri Lanka v India
  • 1983 Zhu Jianhau (China) sets high jump record at 7'9 3/4"
  • 1985 Billy Martin's right arm is broken by pitcher Ed Whitson
  • 1985 St Louis Cardinals set an unusual streak record by winning 9 of 10 games, each pitched by a different man
  • 1986 India v Australia Test Cricket at Madras finishes in a tie
  • 1987 NFL players go on strike for 24 days
  • 1987 Red Sox Wade Boggs ties AL record of 200 hits for 5 straight seasons
  • 1988 South Korean coaches attack NZ referee after disputing his decision, Olympic Korean boxer stages a 67 minute sit-in
  • 1988 Soviet gymnast Vladimir Artemov wins individual all-round gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; follows his teams all-round victory; wins 4 gold for the Games
  • 1988 American swimmer Janet Evans sets a world record 4:03.85 to win the 400m freestyle gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; 3rd gold medal of the Games (400m I/M, 800m)
  • 1988 American swimmer Matt Biondi wins the blue ribband 100m freestyle gold medal in Olympic record 48.63 at the Seoul Games; beats countryman Chris Jacobs & Stéphan Caron of France
  • 1989 Cards outfielder Leon Durham suspended for 60 days due to drugs

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1990 Andre Dawson steals his 300th base & is only player other than Willie Mays to have 300 HRs, 300 steals & 2,000 hits

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

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1991 Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula records his 300th career NFL victory

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula

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1993 Nolan Ryan, 46, pitches his last game

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1996 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, St. Pierre Hotel & CC: US retains Cup; beats Europe 17-11; in expanded format US wins 10 of 12 singles matches in final day blowout
  • 2002 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Interlachen CC: US regains Cup 15½-12½; Rosie Jones gains winning point in her 3 & 2 victory over Karine Icher

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

2004 SF Giants outfielder Barry Bonds was intentionally walked 4 times in a 9-inning game (MLB record) for the second time (1 May 2004)

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds