Events in Sport on September 5

  • 1901 National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues forms
  • 1908 Dodger Nap Rucker no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0
  • 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
  • 1916 36th U.S. Men's National Championship: R. Norris Williams beats William Johnston (4-6, 6-4, 0-6, 6-2, 6-4)
  • 1918 Due to WW I, 15th World Series begins a month early

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1921 Walter Johnson sets strikeout mark at 2,287

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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1925 29th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • 1927 Red Sox beat Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings
  • 1936 Red Sox turn a triple-play on Yankees
  • 1939 34th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Haverford (3-2)
  • 1946 Joe Garagiola plays his 1st major league baseball game
  • 1949 69th U.S. Men's National Championship: Pancho Gonzales beats Ted Schroeder (16-18, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4)
  • 1949 63rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Osborne duPont beats Doris Hart (6-4, 6-1)
  • 1950 70th U.S. Men's National Championship: Art Larsen beats Herb Flam (6-3, 4-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3)
  • 1950 64th U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Osborne duPont beats Doris Hart (6-3, 6-3)

Sport awardTennis Open

1951 71st U.S. Men's National Championship: Frank Sedgman beats Vic Seixas (6-4, 6-1, 6-1)

Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
  • 1951 65th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maureen Connolly beats Shirley Fry Irvin (6-3, 1-6, 6-4)
  • 1955 Dodger Don Newcombe hits NL pitcher record 7th HR of season

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1960 Cassius Clay [Muhammad Ali] wins Olympic light heavyweight gold medal

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • 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
  • 1976 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Golf Classic
  • 1977 Cleveland Indians stage 1st "I hate the Yankee Hanky Night"
  • 1979 A's Matt Keough A's beats Brewers 6-1 for 1st win after 14 straight losses, ended 1978 with 4 loses (1 shy of the record 19)

Sport awardTennis Open

1979 Roscoe Tanner fires 11 aces, breaks the net with his bullet serve & upsets top-seeded Bjorn Borg in US Tennis Open quarterfinals

Tennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Australian Open
Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 1982 82nd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jay Sigel
  • 1983 Lauri Peterson wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Chris Evert's last US Open match, she is defeated by Zina Garrison

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player Zina Garrison
Tennis Player
Zina Garrison

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Pete Sampras ends Ivan Lendl's bid for 9th straight US Open final

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • 1992 Dan O'Brien sets world record decathlon (8891 pts)
  • 1993 Largest US Tennis Open 2 sessions (total) daily gate (43,502)
  • 1994 Barb Mucha wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic
  • 1994 Jingyi Le swims world record 100m women's freestyle (54.01 sec)

Sports record brokenNFL Record

1994 San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice catches NFL record 127th touchdown pass

NFL Legend Jerry Rice
NFL Legend
Jerry Rice

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1997 Athens in Greece, selected to host 2004 Olympics
  • 1997 Orioles beat Yankes 13-9 in longest 9 inning game