On This Day

Events in Sport on September 28

  • 1911 NY Highlanders get 13 walk & steal 15 bases (including then record 6 in one inning), beating Browns 18-12; each team committed 6 errors
  • 1919 Fastest major league game (51 mins), Giants beat Phillies 6-1
  • 1920 8 White Sox indicted, threw 1919 World Series (Black Sox scandal)

Sport awardPGA Championship

1921 4th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Inwood CC Far Rockaway NY

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • 1923 Yanks slaughter Red Sox 24-4
  • 1928 NY Yanks clinch pennant #6

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1930 Lou Gehrig's errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1932 1932 Baseball World Series opens with the Chicago Cubs vs. NY Yankees (6-12)
  • 1938 Homer in the Gloamin' - famous walk-off home run hit by Gabby Hartnett of the Chicago Cubs against the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 1940 Michigan's Tom Harmon runs 72, 86 & 94 yard touchdowns
  • 1940 Bud Brennan, a fan at Memorial Stadium, races out of stands & attempts to tackle Tom Harmon at 3-yard line, Harmon easily evades Brennan
  • 1941 Phillies lose club record 111th game

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1941 Ted Williams ended the baseball season with .406 batting avg

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1942 NY Americans NHL team folded
  • 1951 Allie Reynolds' 2nd no-hitter of 1951; Yanks clinch pennant #18
  • 1951 Norm Van Brocklin of Rams passes for NFL record 554 yards

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1952 St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Stan Musial makes his only major league pitching appearance, throwing one pitch to Chicago Cubs Frank Baumholtz

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1955 1st World Series color TV broadcast on NBC-TV (Yanks beat Dodgers)
  • 1960 Ted Williams hits his final homer #521 (off Jack Fisher)
  • 1964 53rd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (3-2)
  • 1969 Joe Kapp (Minnesota Vikings) passes for 7 touchdowns vs Balt Colts (52-14)
  • 1970 Intrepid (US) beats Gretel II (Australia) in 22nd America's Cup
  • 1972 Canada defeats the USSR in the eighth and final game of the ice hockey Summit Series

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1974 California Angel Nolan Ryan 3rd no-hitter beats Minn Twin, 4-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1975 New York City Marathon: Tom Fleming claims men's title in 2:19:27; Kim Merritt wins women's event in 2:46:14
  • 1975 Oakland A's Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Linblad & Rollie Fingers, no-hit California Angels, 5-0

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1976 Muhammad Ali beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1979 Larry Holmes TKOs Earnie Shavers in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1980 Australian Williams driver Alan Jones clinches his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by winning the Canadian Grand Prix at Île Notre-Dame Circuit
  • 1984 Cleveland Indians down 0-10 to Minnesota Twins, win 11-10
  • 1986 Record 23,000 start in a marathon (Mexico City)
  • 1986 Tight end Brian Foster of RI catches NCAA record 18 passes for 327 yds
  • 1986 Cleveland Browns' Gerald McNeil sets the team record for the longest punt return with an 84-yard run (and TD), Browns 24, Detroit 21
  • 1988 Javed Miandad scores his 19th Test Cricket century (v Aus, Faisalabad)
  • 1988 LA Dodger Orel Herschiser breaks former Dodger Don Drysdale's record by pitching 59 consecutive scoreless innings [1]
  • 1988 Despite totally dominating his sport for 14 years, Ukrainian pole vaulter Sergey Bubka wins his only Olympic gold medal with a vault of 5.90m at the Seoul Games

  • 1988 American athletes go 1-2-3 in the 400m at the Seoul Olympics with Steve Lewis taking the gold medal in 43.87 ahead of teammates Butch Reynolds & Danny Everett
  • 1988 Australian Debbie Flintoff-King wins the 400m hurdles gold at the Seoul Olympics in 53.17, just 0.01 ahead of Tatyana Ledovskaya of the Soviet Union
  • 1991 NY Yankees set record of 75 games without a complete pitched game
  • 1992 Oakland A's win AL West title

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1993 Dennis Martínez is 7th to win 100 games in AL & NL

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • 1994 "Baseball" TV Miniseries last airs on PBS
  • 1995 Dennis Martínez pitch breaks Kirby Puckett's jaw in Indians 12-4 win
  • 1995 Troy Dixon scores cricket century on 1st-class debut for Qld v W Prov
  • 1996 NY Yankee Jim Leyitz is 2nd catcher to wear a hockey mask
  • 1996 Orioles' Roberto Alomar suspended 5 games for spitting at ump
  • 1996 Troy Davis of Iowa State ran for 378 yards, 3rd highest in college football games (others: Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas & Alabama)
  • 1997 Ryder Cup Golf, Valderrama GC, Spain: Europe wins 14½-13½ to retain the Cup; first time event contested in continental Europe; first of 6 consecutive victories at home by Europe

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1997 St Louis Cardinals Mark McGwire hits his 58th HR of 1997 (34 with Oak A's)

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 2008 The last game played at Shea Stadium before its demolition happens between baseball teams The New York Mets and the Florida Marlins, the Marlins win 4-2
  • 2014 Ryder Cup Golf, Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland: Europe wins 16½-11½ to win Cup for 3rd consecutive time

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2018 Cristiano Ronaldo accused of rape in 2009 in US lawsuit filed in Nevada

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 2020 Stanley Cup Final, Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta: Tampa Bay Lightning claim second championship in franchise history with a 2-0 Game 6 win over Dallas Stars; win series 4-2