Events in Sport on September 30

  • 1659 Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during religious services (1st mention of tennis in US)
  • 1882 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Bob Ferguson wins third consecutive Open title; beats fellow Scot Willie Fernie by 3 strokes
  • 1887 8th America's Cup: New York Yacht Club’s cutter Volunteer beats Scottish challenger Thistle by 11:48.75 seconds on corrected time to win series, 2-0 off Newport, RI
  • 1904 White Sox lefty Doc White, pitches his 5th shutout in 18 days
  • 1915 Red Sox clinch AL pennant by beating Detroit
  • 1916 Giants lose to Braves 8-3, ends 26 consecutive win streak
  • 1922 Yanks clinch pennant #2, beating Boston 3-1

Baseball Record

1927 Yankees slugger Babe Ruth smacks his MLB record 60th home run off Tom Zachary in 8th inning of New York's 4-2 win over Washington Senators at Yankee Stadium

  • 1934 Babe Ruth's final game as a Yankee, goes 0 for 3
  • 1937 Ryder Cup Golf, Southport & Ainsdale GC: US wins 8-4; first time the host team loses the competition
  • 1939 Chicago pitcher Clint Brown sets MLB record with his 61st relief appearance as White Sox beat St. Louis Browns, 7-5
  • 1939 In the first televised college football game, Fordham beats Waynesburg, 34-7 at Randalls Island, NY

Sports History

1945 Detroit's future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Hank Greenberg smacks an AL pennant-winning grand slam on the final day of the season as the Tigers beat St. Louis Browns, 6-3

  • 1947 In first televised World Series Baseball game, NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 5-3 in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium; also largest WS crowd to date, 73,365
  • 1949 Pirates Ralph Kiner hits his 54th HR & NL record 16th in September
  • 1956 Phillies Robin Roberts gives up a major league record 46th HR
  • 1956 White Sox Jim Derrington, 16, is youngest to start a game (he loses)
  • 1962 NY Mets lose record 120th game as Cubs turn triple play & beat NY 5-1

Sports History

1965 LA Dodger Don Drysdale (23-12) wins 13th straight game, 7 by shutouts

  • 1968 AL & NL umpires form a new Association of Major League Umpires
  • 1971 Last Washington Senator home game, Yanks win career 5th forfeit game Yanks trailing 4-2 in 9th with 2 outs, fans rush field

Baseball Record

1972 Pittsburgh right fielder Roberto Clemente doubles off Mets' Jon Matlack to become the 11th MLB player to record 3000 hits as Pirates beat NY, 5-0

  • 1973 Mel Gray begins NFL streak of 121 consecutive game receptions
  • 1973 New York City Marathon: American Nina Kuscsik retains her crown in 2:57:07; Tom Fleming wins men's race in 2:21:54
  • 1973 New York Yankees close 50th year at Yankee Stadium with an 8-5 loss to Detroit Tigers for an 80-82 season record; manager Ralph Houk resigns
  • 1978 Cleveland, Houston, NY, Philadelphia & Pittsburgh Phillies win 3rd consecutive NL East Division title
  • 1978 Major Indoor Soccer League grants 1st 6 franchises to Cincinnati
  • 1978 Phillies clinch NL East title
  • 1979 Milwaukee Brewers lose 5-0 ending 213 straight games without a shutout
  • 1980 1,754 turn out to see Phillies play NY Mets at Shea Stadium

Baseball Record

1980 Oakland outfielder Rickey Henderson sets AL stolen base record with his 97th in A's 5-1 win over Chicago White Sox; breaks Ty Cobb's mark of 96 set in 1915

  • 1981 International Olympic Committee votes to award Seoul, South Korea as host of the 1988 Summer Olympic Games

Sports History

1984 Bowie Kuhn ends career as Baseball Commissioner

  • 1984 California Angel Mike Witt, pitches a perfect game over Texas Rangers, 1-0
  • 1984 California Angels Michael Witt is 11th to pitch a perfect baseball game

Sports History

1984 NY Yankee Don Mattingly wins AL batting crown with .343 avg

  • 1988 Louise Ritter, US, jumps 6'8" to win Olympic gold medal
  • 1988 Soviet Union beats Yugoslavia 76-63 to win the men's basketball gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; US finishes 3rd; final time US field non-NBA team

Baseball Record

1989 Nolan Ryan's perfect game broken in 8th, but gets his 300th strikeout

  • 1989 Toronto Blue Jays wins AL East title
  • 1990 MLB Chicago White Sox beat Seattle Mariners 2-1 in last game at Comiskey Park, Chicago
  • 1990 MLB Pittsburgh Pirates win NL East title

Baseball Record

1992 KC Royal George Brett gets 4 hits to become 18th to get 3,000 hits

Baseball Record

1997 New York Yankees Tim Raines, Derek Jeter & Paul O'Neill are 1st to hit 3 consecutively homers in post season (Yanks beat Cleveland Indians 8-6)

  • 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Hongkou Football Stadium, Shanghai, China: Birgit Prinz and Simone Laudehr score as Germany beats Brazil, 2-0
  • 2007 Presidents Cup Golf, Royal Montreal GC: David Toms and Scott Verplank remain undefeated as US beats International team, 19½–14½
  • 2012 Ryder Cup Golf, Medinah CC: Europe retains Cup 14½-13½; win 8 and tie 1 of the 12 singles matches after trailing 10-6
  • 2018 New York Yankees suffer a 10-2 drubbing at the Boston Red Sox but accumulate a MLB record 267 home runs for the season; surpass Seattle Mariners previous mark of 264 in 1997
  • 2018 Ryder Cup Golf, Le Golf National: Europe regains Cup with 17½–10½ win over the US; Italian Francesco Molinari wins all 5 matches; Sergio Garcia becomes biggest point scorer in event history with 25½