Events in Sport on September 5

  • 1901 National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, better known as Minor League Baseball is formed at the Leland Hotel in Chicago
  • 1906 St. Louis University quarterback Bradbury Robinson throws first legal forward pass in the history of American football for a TD to Jack Schneider at Carroll College, Waukesha, Wisconsin; St. Louis wins, 22-0
  • 1908 Brooklyn Superbas pitcher Nap Rucker no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0 at Washington Park, Brooklyn
  • 1913 Phillies & Braves tie record of only 1 run in a double header, Phillies win 1st game 1-0, then a scoreless tie into 10th

US Men's Tennis Open

1916 US National Championship Men's Tennis: R. Norris Williams beats Bill Johnston 4-6, 6-4, 0-6, 6-2, 6-4 for his 2nd and final US singles crown

  • 1918 Due to WWI, 15th Baseball World Series begins a month early; Boston Red Sox defeat Chicago Cubs, 1-0 at Comiskey Park

Baseball Record

1921 Walter Johnson sets MLB strikeout mark at 2,287

  • 1922 17th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in New York (4-1)
  • 1923 Flyweights Gene LaRue & Kid Pancho KO each other simultaneously

Golf Tournament

1925 29th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones

  • 1938 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Philadelphia, PA: US retain title as Don Budge beats Australian Adrian Quist 8-6, 6-1, 6-2 for unbeatable 3-1 lead; ends 3-2
  • 1939 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Haverford, PA: John Bromwich beats American Frank Parker 6-0, 6-3, 6-1 to give Australia the title, 3-2
  • 1946 Joe Garagiola plays his 1st major league baseball game, in his hometown of St. Louis; 2 RBI's in Cardinals' win over Chicago Cubs
  • 1948 Davis Cup Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: 3 straight titles for US as Gardnar Mulloy & Bill Talbert beat Australians Colin Long & Bill Sidwell 8-6, 9-7, 2-6, 7-5 for unassailable 3-0 lead; ends 5-0
  • 1949 US National Championship Men's Tennis: Pancho Gonzales beats fellow American Ted Schroeder 16-18, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4; longest singles final match by games (67), before tiebreaker introduction

US Open Women's Tennis

1949 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Margaret Osborne duPont beats fellow American Doris Hart 6-4, 6-1

  • 1950 98.3 cm rainfall at Yankeetown, Florida (state record)
  • 1950 US National Championship Men's Tennis: American Art Larsen beats countryman Herb Flam 6-3, 4-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 for his only Grand Slam title
  • 1950 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: In an all-American final Margaret Osborne duPont beats Doris Hart 6-3, 6-3 for her third consecutive US singles crown

US Men's Tennis Open

1951 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Frank Sedgman of Australia beats American Vic Seixas 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 for his first of 2 straight US singles crowns

US Open Women's Tennis

1951 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Maureen Connolly wins her 1st of 9 Grand Slam singles titles; beats fellow American Shirley Fry 6-3, 1-6, 6-4

  • 1955 Dodger Don Newcombe hits NL pitcher record 7th HR of season

Sports History

1960 A. J. Foyt wins the first of 67 Indy car victories at Du Quoin, Illinois. State Fairgrounds

Olympic Gold

1960 Cassius Clay [Muhammad Ali] beats 3-time European champion Zbigniew Pietrzykowski of Poland by unanimous points decision to win Olympic light heavyweight boxing gold medal at the Rome Games

Olympic Gold

1960 Future world middleweight boxing champion Nino Benvenuti of Italy beats Yuri Radonyak of the Soviet Union to win welterweight gold medal at the Rome Olympics

  • 1962 Atletico Madrid of Spain win 2nd European Cup Winner's Cup against ACF Fiorentina of Italy 3-0 in Stuttgart (replay)
  • 1962 Cubs Ken Hubbs sets 2nd base record for consecutive errorless games at 78 & consecutive errorless chances (418), he errors in the 4th
  • 1971 Astros pitcher J R Richard debut, strikes out 15 Giants in a 5-3 win
  • 1971 NY Mets Don Hahn hits 1st inside the park homer at Phillies Vet
  • 1972 11 Israeli athletes taken hostage and later killed by Palestinian Black September group at the Munich Olympics
  • 1973 1st one-day Cricket international for WI (v Eng) - lose by 1 wicket
  • 1977 Cleveland Indians stage 1st "I hate the Yankee Hanky Night"

US Men's Tennis Open

1979 American Roscoe Tanner fires 11 aces, breaks the net with his bullet serve and upsets top-seed Björn Borg 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 in the US Open Tennis quarterfinals

  • 1979 Oakland A's pitcher Matt Keough beats Milwaukee Brewers, 6-1 for first win after 14 straight losses, ended 1978 with 18 defeats (1 shy of the MLB record 19)
  • 1982 US Men's Amateur Golf Championship, The Country Club: Jay Sigel wins 8 & 7 over David Tolley

Sports History

1987 2nd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in Men's Long Jump

Tennis Open

1987 John McEnroe is fined $17,500 for tirades at US Tennis Open

  • 1988 CFL's Earl Winfield (Ham) scores TDs on 101-yd punt return, 100-yd kickoff return & 58-yd pass reception

Tennis Open

1989 Chris Evert's final US Open tennis match; defeated by Zina Garrison 7-6, 6-2 in the quarter finals

US Men's Tennis Open

1990 #12 seed Pete Sampras ends #3 Ivan Lendl's bid for 9th straight US Open final with classic 6-4, 7-6, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2 quarter final win; goes on to win 1st career Grand Slam title

  • 1992 Dan O'Brien sets world record decathlon (8891 pts)
  • 1994 Jingyi Le swims world record 100m women's freestyle (54.01 sec)

NFL Record

1994 SF wide receiver Jerry Rice catches 2 touchdown passes and runs for another score in 49ers' 44-14 rout of the Raiders; surpasses Jim Brown as NFL's career TD leader with 127

Baseball Record

1995 Cal Ripken Jr ties Gehrig's record of playing in 2,130 straight games

  • 1997 Athens in Greece, selected to host 2004 Olympics
  • 1997 Orioles beat Yankes 13-9 in longest 9 inning game
  • 2020 146th Kentucky Derby: 8-1 underdog Authentic with John R. Velazquez aboard holds off heavy favourite Tiz the Law to give trainer Bob Baffert his record-tying 6th Derby win
  • 2021 Tour Championship, Men's Golf, East Lake GC, GA: Patrick Cantlay claims richest prize in golf ($15m) with 1 stroke win over Jon Rahm; runner-up Rahm pockets $5m