Events in Sport on September 27

  • 1879 British Open Golf, St Andrews: Scotsman Jamie Anderson wins by 3 shots from countrymen Jamie Allen & Andrew Kirkaldy; 3rd consecutive title
  • 1881 Chicago Cubs beat Troy 10-8 before record small "crowd" of 12
  • 1905 Boston's Bill Dinneen no-hits Chicago White Sox, 2-0
  • 1914 Cleveland 2nd baseman Nap Lajoie collects his 3,000th hit
  • 1917 EHC soccer team forms in Hoensbroek Neth
  • 1919 Pitcher Bob Shawkey sets then Yank record with 15 strike-outs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1919 Babe Ruth's 29th HR is 1st of year in Wash (1st in every park in league in one season)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1923 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 1st of his 493 HRs

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1930 34th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • 1930 White Sox 1st baseman Bud Clancy didn't handle ball at all in a 9 inning game vs St Louis Browns
  • 1931 Lou Gehrig completes his 6th straight season, playing in every game (.3486) Jim Bottomley (.3481)
  • 1935 Chicago Cubs win 21st consecutive game & clinch NL pennant
  • 1936 1st baseman Walter Alston plays in his only major league game
  • 1939 White Sox host 1st "day-night" doubleheader, lose to Cleve, 5-2 & 7-5
  • 1942 NY Giants beat Wash Redskins 14-7 without making a 1st down

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1950 Heavyweight champion Ezzard Charles defeats Joe Louis in 15 in Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis

  • 1953 St Louis Browns play last game in Sportsman's Park, losing 100th game
  • 1959 Braves & Dodgers finish in a tie (86-68)
  • 1964 Despite 3 HRs by Johnny Callison, Phils are 14-8 losers to Braves
  • 1964 Phillies 7th straight loses sends them into 2nd place
  • 1967 Phillies Jim Bunning ties NL record of 5, 1-0 losses in a year
  • 1968 Cardinals' super pitcher Bob Gibson's 13th shutout of year
  • 1970 Ken Boswell sets 2nd baseman record of 85 games without an error
  • 1972 1st game at Nassau Coliseum, Rangers beat Islanders 6-4 (exhibition)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1973 Nolan Ryan strikes out 16 in 11 innings, for record 383 of season

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1977 Phillies clinch 2nd straight NL East Division title
  • 1980 Marvin Hagler defeats Alan Minter to claim boxing's world Middleweight championship in London. They have to be escorted away by police after a riot forms.

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1983 Tim Raines is 1st since Ty Cobb to steal 70 & drive in 70 runs

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1987 Ryder Cup Golf, Muirfield Village GC: Europe beats US, 15-13; after 13-0 unbeaten record spanning 60 years, US loses for first time on home soil
  • 1987 Jan Stephens wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
  • 1987 NFL players' strike begins in the US

Sports record brokenWorld Record

1988 Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson is disqualified from the Seoul Olympics 100m after his urine sample found to contain steroid stanozolol; American Carl Lewis awarded gold medal and world record 9.92

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 1988 American diver Greg Louganis wins the 10m platform gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; wraps up diving double after also taking out the 3m springboard gold
  • 1988 East German cyclist Olaf Ludwig wins the men's road race in 4:32:22 at the Seoul Olympics; beats West German pair Bernd Gröne & Christian Henn
  • 1990 Tour de France champion Greg LeMond visits White House
  • 1991 1st scheduled NHL exhibition game in St Petersburg Fla, is cancelled due to poor ice conditions (NY Islanders vs Boston Bruins)
  • 1992 LA Dodgers for 1st time in history clinch last place
  • 1992 Nancy Scranton wins Los Coyotes LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1992 Pittsburgh Pirates win their 3rd straight NL East title
  • 1996 Balt Oriole Roberto Alomar spits in face of umpire John Hirschbeck
  • 2005 Atlanta Braves clinch their 14th straight division title thanks to Philadelphia's loss to the New York Mets

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2008 Greg Maddux wins his final start of his career (#355)

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • 2014 New Zealand clinch 3rd consecutive southern hemisphere Rugby Championship after bonus-point 34–13 win v Argentina in La Plata; first time NZ fail to win all their matches; fly half Beauden Barrett kicks 6/6