Events in Sport on September 25

  • 1844 Canada defeats USA by 23 runs in the first cricket international match at the grounds of the St George's Cricket Club in Manhattan, NYC
  • 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 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Marion Zinderstein 6-3, 6-1 for her 5th US singles crown
  • 1924 Malcolm Campbell sets world auto speed record at 146.16 miles per hour
  • 1926 NHL grants franchises to Chicago Black Hawks & Detroit Red Wings

PGA Championship

1926 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Salisbury GC: Walter Hagen defeats Leo Diegel, 5 & 3 in the final to win his 3rd consecutive PGA C'ship title

  • 1926 Yankees take a doubleheader from Browns to clinch AL pennant

Sports History

1932 Jimmie Foxx hits his 58th HR in last game of season

Sports History

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

  • 1934 Rainbow (US) beats Endeavour (England) in 16th America's Cup
  • 1941 Brooklyn Dodgers win their 1st pennant in 21 years
  • 1949 Despite 71 injuries, Yankees have been in 1st place all season until Red Sox move into a tie for 1st place

US Women's Golf Open

1949 US Open Women's Golf, Prince George's CC: Louise Suggs leads wire-to-wire to win by 14 strokes ahead of runner-up and defending champion Babe Zaharias

Sports History

1955 Detroit outfielder Al Kaline, 20, is youngest batting champ

  • 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

Boxing Title Fight

1962 Challenger Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson at 2:06 of round 1 at Comiskey Park, Chicago to win the world heavyweight boxing title

  • 1962 Weatherly (US) beats Gretel (Aust) in 19th running of America's Cup
  • 1962 Yankees clinch AL pennant

Sports History

1965 60 year old Satchel Paige of Kansas City Athletics pitches 3 scoreless innings

LPGA Championship

1966 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Stardust CC, LV: Gloria Ehret wins her only major title by 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Mickey Wright

  • 1966 Smallest Yankee stadium crowd, 413 see White Sox win 4-1

Sports History

1973 New York Mets beat Montreal Expos, 2-1 on 'Willie Mays Night' at Shea Stadium, NYC

  • 1979 California Angels win their 1st NL West pennant

Sports History

1980 Jerry Mumphrey joins Ozzie Smith and Gene Richards to steal 50 bases this year for Padres

Sports History

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

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

Baseball Record

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

Baseball Record

1985 Rickey Henderson steals Yankee record 75th base of season

  • 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 teammate Evelyn Ashford by 0.29; 1st leg of sprint double at Seoul Games

Olympic Gold

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 teammates Mike Powell & Larry Myricks

  • 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 1988 Super swimmer Matt Biondi wins his 5th gold medal of the Seoul Olympics anchoring the victorious American 4 x 100m medley relay team

Baseball Record

1989 Boston Red Sox Wade Boggs is 1st to get 200 hits & 100 walks in 4 consecutive seasons

  • 1990 1st 8 NY Yankees hit safely vs Baltimore 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

Sports History

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

Boxing Title Fight

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

  • 1997 American sportcaster Marv Albert plea bargains in his sexual assault case
  • 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)

President's Cup

2005 Presidents Cup Golf, Robert Trent Jones GC: Chris DiMarco, Jim Furyk and Phil Mickelson unbeaten as US beat International team, 18½–15½

Sports History

2005 Spanish Renault driver Fernando Alonso takes 3rd place in the Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to clinch his first Formula 1 World 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

Sports History

2013 Oracle Team USA defeats Team New Zealand 9-8 to win the America's Cup

Sports History

2016 Tour Championship Men's Golf, East Lake GC: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins in a playoff with Kevin Chappell & Ryan Moore; biggest winner's prize in golf, US$10m

Sports History

2022 Laver Cup Men's Tennis, London: Team World sweeps final day for 13-8 victory over Team Europe; tournament marks retirement of Roger Federer

  • 2022 Presidents Cup Golf, Quail Hollow CC: United States win final day singles 6.5-5.5 for a convincing 17.5-12.5 win over the International Team; 9th straight American victory