Events in Sport on September 26

  • 1861 2nd British Golf Open: Tom Morris Sr shoots a 163 at Prestwick Club
  • 1867 8th British Golf Open: Tom Morris, Sr. shoots a 170 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1906 Pitts Lefty Leifield no-hits Phillies, 8-0 in 6 inning game
  • 1908 Ed Ruelbach becomes the first person to pitch a doubleheader shutout in major league baseball

Sport awardGolf Major

1925 8th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen wins at Olympia Fields, Illinois

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • 1947 Happy Chandler announces Ford & Gillette to sponsor World Series
  • 1948 Boston Braves win 1st NL championship since 1914
  • 1950 Phils pitcher Jim Konstanty makes record 71st appearance of year
  • 1954 Patty Berg wins LPGA Ardmore Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1954 Yogi Berra plays his only game at 3rd & Mickey Mantle plays shortstop

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1958 Columbia (US) beats Sceptre (Britain) in 18th America's Cup
  • 1959 Milwaukee Braves Warren Spahn becomes winningest NL lefty
  • 1959 SF Giants Sam Jones 2nd no-hitter, beats St Louis Cards, 4-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1961 Roger Maris hits HR #60 off Jack Fisher, tying Babe Ruth's record

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
MLB Pitcher Jack Fisher
MLB Pitcher
Jack Fisher
  • 1964 Braves (25) & Phillies (18) set record by using 43 players in 9 inn
  • 1965 11th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Haynie
  • 1970 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
  • 1971 Pam Higgins wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973 Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1975 Phillies & NY Mets play a doubleheader that ends at 3:15 AM

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1976 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Carlton Golf

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • 1976 Phillies clinch their 1st NL East Division title
  • 1977 Cleveland Browns play their 1st overtime game, beat Patriots 30-27
  • 1978 NY District Court Judge Constance Baker Motley rules that women sportswriters cannot be banned from locker rooms
  • 1979 1984 summer LA Olympic coverage sold to ABC for $225 million

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1982 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1983 Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks 56 yard field goal, a NY Giants record
  • 1983 Australia II wins America's Cup yacht race - 1st non-US winner
  • 1983 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
  • 1984 5,251 turn out to see Phillies play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • 1987 Padres Benito Santiago sets rookie hitting streak to 28 games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 Jimmy Connors beats Martina Navratilova, 7-5, 6-3

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1992 1st time a positional player pitches for NY Mets, Phil Pecota, in 19-2 lose to Pirates
  • 1993 30th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 15-13 at The Belfry, England
  • 1993 Cubs bat out of order against Pirates in 2nd inning
  • 1993 Indians win their last game at Cleveland Stadium, beating Brewers 6-4
  • 1993 Kris Monaghan wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
  • 1995 Earliest 1st-class cricket in Aust season (Qld v Western Prov)
  • 1995 Sri Lanka complete 2-1 Test Cricket series win in Pakistan from 0-1

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1996 SF Giant Barry Bonds is 2nd player to hit 40 HRs & steal 40 bases

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 1997 Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr hits his 56th HR of 1997
  • 1999 33rd Ryder Cup: US wins 14.5-13.5 at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, US
  • 2004 Ed Whitlock becomes 1st person over 70 to complete a marathon in under 3 hours (2:54:48) at Toronto Marathon