Events in Sport on September 27

  • 1879 British Open Men's 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

Baseball Record

1919 Boston Red Sox slugger Babe Ruth takes his MLB home run record to 29 with a 3rd inning blast in a 7-5 defeat at the Washington Senators' Griffith Stadium

  • 1919 Pitcher Bob Shawkey sets then Yank record with 15 strike-outs
  • 1921 American swimmer Johnny Weismuller sets his first 2 world records in the 100m and 150yd freestyle events the A.A.U. Nationals meet in Brighton Beach, NY
  • 1921 MLB NY Yankees beat Cleveland Indians 21-7 at Polo Grounds, NYC

Baseball Record

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

Golf Tournament

1930 US Amateur Championship Men's Golf, Merion GC: Bobby Jones scores an 8 & 7 win over Eugene V. Homans to win his 5th National Amateur title and clinch golf's Grand Slam

Sports History

1931 Closest NL batting race ends; St. Louis Cardinals Chick Hafey's .34889 beats NY Giants Bill Terry .34861 [1]

  • 1931 MLB's 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 Boston Redskins and Brooklyn Dodgers play one of only 4 penalty free games in NFL history; Boston wins 14-3 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
  • 1936 First baseman Walter Alston plays in his only major league game for the St. Louis Cardinals; manages Brooklyn/LA Dodgers for 23 years
  • 1939 White Sox host 1st "day-night" doubleheader, lose twice to Cleveland, 5-2 & 7-5

Sports History

1940 Floyd Giebells, 1st game, 2-0 pennant clinching beating Bob Feller

  • 1940 Yankees, lose to A's & eliminated from pennant for 1st time since 1935
  • 1942 NY Giants beat Wash Redskins 14-7 without making a 1st down

Boxing Title Fight

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

  • 1953 St Louis Browns play last game in Sportsman's Park, losing 100th game
  • 1957 American MLB San Francisco Giants rent Pacific Coast League San Francisco Seals Stadium until Candlestick Park is built in 1960
  • 1959 Braves & Dodgers finish in a tie (86-68)

Baseball Record

1961 Sandy Koufax sets NL strikeout season record at 269

  • 1964 Despite 3 HRs by Johnny Callison, Phils are 14-8 losers to Braves
  • 1964 Phillies 7th straight loses sends them into 2nd place

Baseball Record

1967 Philadelphia Phillies pitcher 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)

Baseball Record

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

  • 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.

Sports History

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

Sports History

1987 Atlanta Braves Phil Niekro's final MLB appearance, he surrenders for 5 runs in 3 innings against the San Francisco Giants

  • 1987 NFL players' strike begins in the US
  • 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

Olympic Gold

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

World 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

  • 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 Pittsburgh Pirates win their 3rd straight NL East title
  • 1996 Baltimore Oriole Roberto Alomar spits in face of umpire John Hirschbeck

Olympic Gold

2000 United States baseball team, managed by Tommy Lasorda, wins Olympic Gold Medal in Sydney, Australia

  • 2005 Atlanta Braves clinch their 14th straight division title thanks to Philadelphia's loss to the New York Mets

Sports History

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

  • 2014 New Zealand's All Blacks scores 4 tries to beat Argentina, 34-13 in La Plata and claim their 3rd straight Rugby Championship; All Blacks first five eighth Beauden Barrett kicks 6 from 6