On This Day

Events in Sport on September 24

Sports History

1853 1st round-the-world trip by yacht (Cornelius Vanderbilt)

  • 1903 Bill Bradley becomes 1st Cleveland baseball player (Cleveland Naps) to hit for cycle
  • 1906 St Louis Card Stony McGlynn no-hits Dodgers, 1-1 in 7 inning game
  • 1908 Robert B Rhoads becomes 1st Cleveland pitcher (Cleveland Naps) to toss a no-hit game, Cleveland 2, Boston 1

Baseball Record

1919 Boston Red Sox slugger Babe Ruth sets MLB season home run record at 28 off Yankee Bob Shawkey in a 2-1 loss at the Polo Grounds in NYC

  • 1920 Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth becomes first to hit 50 home runs in a MLB season with a 1st inning blast off Jose Acosta in a 2-1 loss to the Washington Senators

Baseball Record

1922 St Louis Cardinals future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Rogers Hornsby sets National League HR mark at 42

  • 1927 NHL's Toronto St Patricks become Maple Leafs
  • 1927 New York Yankees set a record of 106 victories
  • 1929 New York Yankee pitcher Tom Zachary ends season 12-0, record for most pitching wins without a loss in one season
  • 1930 Portsmouth beats Brooklyn in 1st NFL game played under floodlights
  • 1931 Round-robin playoff among NYC's 3 major league teams, to raise money for unemployed, concludes with Brooklyn losing to both Giants & Yanks
  • 1934 2,500 fans see Babe Ruth's farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium
  • 1934 Idle Detroit wins pennant, as Red Sox beat Yankees 5-0
  • 1938 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Don Budge beats fellow American Gene Mako 6-3, 6-8, 6-2, 6-1 to become first player to win a Grand Slam

US Open Women's Tennis

1938 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: American Alice Marble wins her second US singles crown; beats Nancye Wynne Bolton of Australia 6-0, 6-3

  • 1946 Yanks set season attendance record of 2,309,029 besting 1929 Cubs
  • 1948 Yanks, Boston & Cleveland are tied for 1st place in AL (91-56)

Boxing Title Fight

1953 Rocky Marciano TKOs home town favourite Roland LaStarza in 11 at NYC's Polo Grounds to retain his world heavyweight boxing title

  • 1954 Yanks tie a record, 3 of their pinch hitters strike out in 1 inning
  • 1957 Brooklyn Dodgers play last game at Ebbets Field, defeat Pirates 2-0
  • 1963 Idle Dodgers clinch their 2nd LA pennant as Cubs beat Cards
  • 1967 NFL St. Loius Cardinals' Jim Bakken kicks 7 field goals at Pittsburgh Steelers, setting NFL record at the time

Sports History

1968 NY Met manager Gil Hodges suffers a heart attack

  • 1969 NY Mets clinch NL East pennant
  • 1971 Houston Astros beat San Diego Padres, 2-1, in 21 innings

Sports History

1972 NY Jet Joe Namath passes for 6 touchdowns vs Baltimore Colts (44-34)

Baseball Record

1974 Al Kaline, Detroit Tiger, is 12th to get 3,000 hits

  • 1977 Ken Hinton of CFL British Columbia Lions returns a punt 130 yards

Sports History

1978 Ron Guidry beats Cleveland 4-0, raising his record to 23-3 ERA 1.74

Sports History

1979 Pete Rose reaches 200 hits in a season for 10th time

  • 1979 Russian ice skaters Protopopov & Beloussova ask for asylum in Switzerland
  • 1980 Braves join every NL team with 1,000,000+ attendance for this season
  • 1983 Braves Dale Murphy is 6th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases in season
  • 1983 Test cricket debut of Shoaib Mohammad, son of champion Pakistan batsman Hanif Mohammad; scores 6 in drawn 2nd Test v India in Jullundur; goes on to play 45 Tests
  • 1984 Chicago Cubs clinch NL East title

Baseball Record

1985 Montreal Expo Andre Dawson is 9th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th), and joins Willey McCovey to hit 2 HRs in an inn twice

World Record

1988 Carl Lewis runs world record 100m (9.92 sec)

  • 1988 American heptathlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets new world record 7,291 points to win the gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; East Germans Sabine John & Anke Behmer take the minor medals
  • 1988 Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson breaks his own 100m world record with a time of 9.79 at the Seoul Olympics; disqualified 3 days later for use of drug stanozolol; Carl Lewis awarded gold and world record 9.92
  • 1988 Soviet gymnast Vladimir Artemov shares horizontal bar gold medal with teammate Valeri Liukin at the Seoul Olympics; also wins the parallel bars event to take his gold medal haul to 4 for the Games
  • 1988 East German cyclist Christa Luding-Rothenburger wins silver medal in the women's track sprint at the Seoul Olympics; first athlete to win medals at Summer & Winter Games in same year; won speed skating gold in Calgary
  • 1988 Swimmer Silke Hörner wins her second gold medal of the Seoul Olympics as part of the victorious East German 4 x 100m medley relay team
  • 1988 West German swimmer Michael Gross wins 200m butterfly in Olympic record 1:56.94 at the Seoul Games; third career gold medal
  • 1988 American swimmer Matt Biondi sets world record 22.14 to win the 50m freestyle gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; his 4th of 5 gold medals for the Games
  • 1989 Ryder Cup: US & Europe draw, 14-14 at The Belfry, England

Sports History

1991 Deion Sanders, left Braves July 31 to report to NFL Falcons, returns

  • 1992 John Jaha ties record of 11 teammates to steal 10 bases (Brewers)
  • 1992 Scott Stevens is named 5th Captain in NJ Devils history

Sports History

1992 Toronto's Dave Winfield, 40, is oldest player to reach 100-RBI

  • 1995 Ryder Cup Golf, Oak Hill CC: Europe wins 14½-13½; unheralded Irish rookie Philip Walton secures victory for Europe beating Jay Haas 1 up
  • 2006 Ryder Cup Golf, K Club, Ireland: Europe, captained by Ian Woosnam wins convincingly 18½-9½ for 3rd consecutive Cup victory

Sports History

2017 NFL players kneal, lock arms or stay in their dressing room during the anthem in protests against comments made by President Donald Trump

Sports History

2017 Laver Cup Men's Tennis, Prague: Roger Federer is unbeaten as Team Europe dominates Team World, 15-9 in the inaugural teams event

  • 2017 Tour Championship Men's Golf, East Lake GC: Xander Schauffele wins rich season-ending event by 1 stroke from Justin Thomas

Football Awards

2018 Real Madrid midfielder & Croatian World Cup captain Luka Modrić is named world's best male player at the FIFA Awards in London; Brazil & Orlando Pride forward Marta best female player; France's Didier Deschamps best men's coach