Events in Sport on September 22

  • 1861 Federal troops shoot and kill 12 Navajo men, women and children, and wound 40 more, following a dispute over a friendly horse race during monthly "Ration Day" at Fort Fauntleroy in Bear Springs. Territory of New Mexico [1]
  • 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 with an initial 9 team competition

Sports History

1911 Boston Rustlers' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young beats Pittsburgh Pirates, 1-0 at Forbes Field for his final career victory, number 511

Sports History

1912 Philadelphia second baseman Eddie Collins becomes only player in MLB history to steal 6 bases in one game for a second time as A's beat St. Louis Browns, 8-2

  • 1915 Boston Red Sox ask Boston Braves for use of Braves Field (10,000+ capacity) for Baseball World Series against Philadelphia Phillies
  • 1920 Chicago grand jury convenes to investigate charges that 8 White Sox players conspired to fix the 1919 World Series
  • 1925 New York left fielder Ben Paschal hits 2 inside-the-park-home runs as the Yankees score an 11-6 home victory over Chicago White Sox

Boxing Title Fight

1927 "The long count" - in a famous boxing rematch, Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey by 10-round unanimous decision at Soldiers Field, Chicago to retain world heavyweight title; crowd 104,943; gate $2,858,660

  • 1927 Yanks Earle Coombs hits 3 triples
  • 1935 Boston Braves lose NL record 110th game of year en route to 115
  • 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant as Chicago defeats St. Louis Cardinals in second game of a double header
  • 1954 Brooklyn Dodger pitcher Karl Spooner strikes out 15 NY Giants in his 1st MLB game
  • 1957 Duke Snider's 39th & 40th home runs are last hit at Ebbets Field
  • 1959 Chicago White Sox clinch AL pennant
  • 1961 MLB Baltimore Orioles Jim Gentile ties record of 5 grand slams in a single season
  • 1966 Only 413 show up at a Yankee Stadium game
  • 1966 Orioles beat A's 6-1 to clinch their 1st AL pennant
  • 1967 Phillies release pitcher Dallas Green, their future manager
  • 1968 Minnesota Twins utility César Tovar pitches a hitless inning & plays all 9 positions in a 2-1 win over Oakland A's at Metropolitan Stadium

Baseball Record

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

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

Sports History

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

Sports History

1986 LA Dodger Fernando Valenzuela is 1st Mexican to win 20 games

Baseball Record

1987 Boston Red Sox Wade Boggs ties AL record of 200 hits for 5 straight seasons

  • 1987 NFL players go on strike for 24 days (2nd regular-season strike)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1989 MLB St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Leon Durham suspended for 60 days due to drugs

Baseball Record

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

Sports History

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

  • 1991 NY MTA yanks 6,000 ads for "Dr Tusch" (Dr Jeffrey Lavigne)

Sports History

1993 Nolan Ryan, 46, pitches his last game

  • 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
  • 1997 American sportcaster Marv Albert pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges
  • 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

Baseball 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)

  • 2019 Laver Cup Men's Tennis, Geneva: Alexander Zverev beats Milos Raonic 6-4 3-6 10-4 to earn Team Europe a dramatic 13-11 win over Team World; Europe's 3rd straight win