Events in Sport on September 25

  • 1844 Canada defeats USA by 23 runs in the 1st cricket international
  • 1866 (Leonard W) Jerome Park opens in Bronx for horse racing
  • 1882 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence & Worcester)
  • 1908 Cubs' Ed Reulbach becomes only pitcher to throw doubleheader shutout
  • 1920 34th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Marion Zinderstein (6-3, 6-1)

Sport awardGolf Major

1926 9th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen wins at Salisbury Golf Club, Westbury, New York

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • 1926 NHL grants franchises to Chicago Black Hawks & Detroit Red Wings
  • 1930 Roger Hornsby replaces Joe McCarthy as Cubs manager

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1934 Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,500th consecutive game

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1934 Rainbow (US) beats Endeavour (England) in 16th America's Cup
  • 1941 Brooklyn Dodgers win their 1st pennant in 21 years

Sport awardGolf Major

1949 4th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Louise Suggs

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1949 Despite 71 injuries, Yankees have been in 1st place all season until Red Sox move into a tie for 1st place
  • 1955 Detroit outfielder Al Kaline, 20, is youngest batting champ
  • 1955 Patty Berg wins LPGA Clock Golf Open
  • 1956 Brooklyn Dodger Sal Maglie no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0

  • 1960 NY Yankees clinch AL pennant
  • 1960 Phillies beat Reds 7-1, ending 16 consecutive Sunday loses

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1962 Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1st round for heavyweight title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 1962 Weatherly (US) beats Gretel (Aust) in 19th running of America's Cup
  • 1966 12th LPGA Championship won by Gloria Ehret
  • 1966 Smallest Yankee stadium crowd, 413 see White Sox win 4-1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973 Mets beat Expos 2-1 on Willie Mays Night at Shea Stadium

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1979 California Angels win their 1st NL West pennant
  • 1980 Jerry Mumphrey joins Ozzie Smith, & Gene Richards to steal 50 bases this year for Padres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981 Nolan Ryan's 5th career no-hitter as Astros beat Dodgers 5-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1982 Keke Rosberg becomes the first Fin to win the World Formula 1 Drivers title when he finishes 5th in season ending Caesars Palace Grand Prix in Las Vegas; wins by 5 points from Didier Pironi

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1984 NY Met Rusty Staub joins Ty Cobb, who hit HRs as a teen & in 40s

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1985 Rickey Henderson steals Yankee record 75th base of season

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1986 Houston Astro Mike Scott no-hits SF Giants, 2-0
  • 1988 American sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner wins women's 100m in Olympic record 10.54; beats team mate Evelyn Ashford by 0.29; 1st leg of sprint double at Seoul Games
  • 1988 Kathy Guadagnino wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
  • 1988 Romanian gymnast Daniela Silivaș wins 3 gold medals in one day at the Seoul Olympics; balance beam, floor exercise & uneven bars events; records record equalling 7 perfect scores of 10

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 Americans sweep the medals in the long jump at the Seoul Olympics; Carl Lewis wins his second gold of the Games with leap of 8.72m ahead of team mates Mike Powell & Larry Myricks

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 1988 Phoebe Mills finishes third in the balance beam at the Seoul Olympics to become the first American female gymnast to win a medal at a fully attended Games
  • 1988 East German swimmer Kristin Otto swims Olympic record 25.49 to win the 50m freestyle gold at the Seoul Olympics; her 6th gold medal of the Games
  • 1988 Super swimmer Matt Biondi wins his 5th gold medal of the Seoul Olympics anchoring the victorious American 4 x 100m medley relay team
  • 1988 Hungarian swimmer Tamás Darnyi wins the 200m individual medley gold medal at the Seoul Olympics in world record 2:00.17; wraps up medley double at the Games
  • 1990 1st 8 NY Yankees hit safely vs Balt Orioles to tie record
  • 1990 Oakland A's clinch 3rd straight AL West title
  • 1991 3rd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 Sparky Anderson ties Hughie Jennings as Detroit's winningest manager

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1994 Oliver McCall TKOs Lennox Lewis in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
  • 1997 WNBA announces it will add Detroit & Washington, D.C. franchises
  • 2000 American basketball player Vince Carter jumps over 7 foot 2 Frédéric Weis in 2000 Summer Olympics, known in France as "le dunk de la mort" (the dunk of death)
  • 2005 Spanish Renault driver Fernando Alonso takes 3rd place in the Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to clinch his first World Formula 1 Drivers Championship
  • 2011 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Killeen Castle, Ireland: Europe regain Cup 15-13; Azahara Muñoz beats Angela Stanford 1-up to clinch the Cup for Europe
  • 2013 Oracle Team USA defeats Team New Zealand 9-8 to win the America's Cup
  • 2016 PGA's FedEx Cup won by Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, prize money $10 million at East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta