Events in Sport on September 24

  • 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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1919 Babe Ruth sets season homer mark at 28 off of Yankee Bob Shawkey

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1927 NHL's Toronto St Patricks become Maple Leafs
  • 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

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1938 Alice Marble wins her 2nd singles US tennis title

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • 1938 58th U.S. Men's National Championship: Don Budge beats Gene Mako (6-3, 6-8, 6-2, 6-1) and becomes 1st tennis player to win a grand slam
  • 1938 52nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Alice Marble beats Nancye Wynne Bolton (6-0, 6-3)
  • 1946 Yanks set season attendance record of 2,309,029 besting 1929 Cubs

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1953 Rocky Marciano TKOs Roland LaStarza in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
  • 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 Cards Jim Bakken kicks 7 field goals vs Steelers

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1968 NY Met manager Gil Hodges suffers a heart attack

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • 1969 NY Mets clinch NL East pennant
  • 1971 Houston Astros beat San Diego Padres, 2-1, in 21 innings
  • 1973 St Louis Cards Jim Bakken sets NFL record kicking 7 field goals
  • 1977 Ken Hinton of CFL British Columbia Lions returns a punt 130 yards

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

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 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 Hanif, v India Jullundur
  • 1984 Cubs clinch NL East title

Sports record brokenBaseball 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

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • 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

Sports record brokenWorld Record

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

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 1988 Soviet gymnast Vladimir Artemov shares horizontal bar gold medal with team mate 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 28th Ryder Cup: US & Europe draw, 14-14 at The Belfry, England

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

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • 1992 John Jaha ties record of 11 teammates to steal 10 bases (Brewers)
  • 1992 Scott Stevens is named 5th Captain in NJ Devils history
  • 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
  • 1995 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA GHP Heartland Golf Classic
  • 2006 Ryder Cup Golf, K Club, Ireland: Europe, captained by Ian Woosnam wins convincingly 18½-9½ for 3rd consecutive Cup victory

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

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

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2017 LeBron James calls President Donald Trump "U Bum" in a tweet in response to Trump's comments about Stephen Curry

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
Basketball Superstar Stephen Curry
Basketball Superstar
Stephen Curry

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2017 Roger Federer is unbeaten as Team Europe dominates Team World 15-9 in the inaugural Laver Cup Tennis event in Prague, Czech Republic

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer

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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

Football Player and Coach Didier Deschamps
Football Player and Coach
Didier Deschamps