On This Day

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 Volunteer (US) beats Thistle (Scotland) in 8th America's Cup
  • 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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1927 Babe Ruth hits record setting 60th HR (off Tom Zachary)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 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 1st televised college football game (Fordham vs Waynesburg at NYC)
  • 1939 White Sox reliever Clint Brown sets record of 61st relief appearance

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945 Hank Greenberg's final day HR wins pennant for Tigers

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • 1947 Yanks beat Dodgers 5-3-largest WS crowd 73,365-1st WS televised
  • 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

  • 1968 AL & NL umpires form a new Association of Major League Umpires

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1972 Roberto Clemente is 11th to get 3,000 hits

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • 1973 American Nina Kuscsik retains her NYC Marathon crown in 2:57:07; Tom Fleming wins Men's race in 2:21:54
  • 1973 Mel Gray begins NFL streak of 121 consecutive game receptions
  • 1978 Major Indoor Soccer League grants 1st 6 franchises to Cincinnati
  • 1978 Phillies clinch NL East title
  • 1978 Cleveland, Houston, NY, Philadelphia & Pittsburgh Phillies win 3rd consecutive NL East Division 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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1980 A's Rickey Henderson sets AL stolen base record at 98 en route to 100

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1981 International Olympic Committee votes to award Seoul, South Korea as host of the 1988 Summer Olympic Games
  • 1984 California Angels Michael Witt is 11th to pitch a perfect baseball game
  • 1984 Bowie Kuhn ends career as Baseball Commissioner
  • 1984 California Angel Mike Witt, pitches a perfect game over Texas Rangers, 1-0
  • 1984 NY Yankee Don Mattingly wins AL batting crown with .343 avg
  • 1988 Louise Ritter, US, jumps 6'8" to win Olympic gold medal

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1988 Robin Givens & Mike Tyson appear on Barbara Walter's Show

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1997 1st time 3 cons HRs in post season-Raines, Jeter, O'Neill (NY Yankees)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter
MLB Right Fielder Paul O'Neill
MLB Right Fielder
Paul O'Neill
  • 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 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
  • 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