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 with an initial 9 team competition

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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

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

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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

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 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

Sport defeatBoxing 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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • 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
  • 1959 Chicago White Sox clinch AL pennant
  • 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

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"

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1985 Billy Martin's right arm is broken by pitcher Ed Whitson

Baseball Player and Manager Billy Martin
Baseball Player and Manager
Billy Martin
  • 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

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

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Fernando Valenzuela
  • 1987 NFL players go on strike for 24 days (2nd regular-season strike)
  • 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
  • 1991 NY MTA yanks 6,000 ads for "Dr Tusch" (Dr Jeffrey Lavigne)

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