Events in Sport on September 7

  • 1880 Geo Ligowsky patents device to throw clay pigeons for trapshooters
  • 1892 James Corbett KOs John Sullivan in 21 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1896 A. H. Whiting wins the 1st automobile race held on a closed-circuit track in Cranston, Rhode Island
  • 1897 George Davis (Giants) HR off Sport McAllister (Spiders) in DH
  • 1903 Federation of American Motorcyclists organized in NY

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1912 Eddie Collins steals record 6 bases in 9-7 Athletics win over Detroit

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1923 Boston Red Sox Howard Ehmke no-hits Philadelphia A's, 4-0
  • 1932 Earl Grace, ends NL catcher record streak of 110 cons errorless games

Sport awardTennis Open

1941 61st U.S. Men's National Championship: Bobby Riggs beats Frank Kovacs (5-7, 6-1, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • 1941 55th U.S. Women's National Championship: Sarah Palfrey Cooke beats Pauline Betz Addie (7-5, 6-2)
  • 1942 62nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Ted Schroeder beats Frank Parker (8-6, 7-5, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2)
  • 1942 56th U.S. Women's National Championship: Pauline Betz Addie beats Louise Brough Clapp (4-6, 6-1, 6-4)
  • 1952 Outfielder Don Grate throws a baseball a record 434'1" (Tenn)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1952 Whitey Ford becomes 5th pitcher to hurl consecutive 1 hitters

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1952 NY Yankees Johnny Mize's pinch-hit grand slam gives Yanks a 5-1 win at Washington, giving him a HR in all 15 major league parks
  • 1952 Alberto Ascari of Italy in a Ferrari wins FIA World Championship of Drivers with victory in season ending Italian Grand Prix at Monza; wins title by 12 points from countryman Giuseppe Farina

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1953 Roy Campanella sets catcher record of 125 (en route to 142) RBIs

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

Sport awardTennis Open

1953 US Men's National Championship: Tony Trabert beats fellow American Vic Seixas 6-3, 6-2, 6-3

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
  • 1953 67th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (6-2, 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

1958 78th U.S. Men's National Championship: Ashley Cooper beats Malcolm Anderson (6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 10-8, 8-6)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper

Sport awardTennis Open

1958 72nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard (3-6, 6-1, 6-2)

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
  • 1960 Ljudmila Shevcova runs female olympic record 800m (2:04.3)
  • 1960 Japan wins the men's gymnastics teams combined exercises gold for the first of 5 consecutive Olympics at the Rome Games; beats Soviet Union by just 2.5 points
  • 1960 Danish sailer Paul Elvstrøm wins the Finn class at the Rome Olympics; his 4th straight Olympic gold medal in the category
  • 1960 US sweeps the medals in the men's discus at the Rome Olympics; Al Oerter wins his 2nd of 4 career discus gold ahead of fellow Americans Rink Babka and Dick Cochran
  • 1960 Future Constantine II, last King of Greece, wins Dragon class sailing gold medal at the Rome Olympics

Sport awardTennis Open

1968 US Open Women's Tennis: England's Virginia Wade wins first Open era US title; beats Billie Jean King 6-4, 6-2

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade
Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • 1969 Scottish Matra-Ford driver Jackie Stewart wins the Italian Grand Prix at Monza to clinch his first World Formula 1 Drivers Championship; his 6th F1 win of the season
  • 1970 White Sox use record 41 players in doubleheader & lose both games
  • 1972 American Rod Milburn with a world record 13.24 wins the 110m hurdles gold medal at the Munich Olympics; just 0.10 seconds ahead of Frenchman Guy Drut
  • 1972 East German sprinter Renate Stecher runs a world record equalling 22.40 in the 200m final to repeat her 100m win over Australia's Raelene Boyle at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972 Nadezhda Chizhova of the Soviet Union throws a world record 21.03m to win the women's shot put at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972 American athletes Vincent Matthews & Wayne Collett finish 1-2 in 400m at the Munich Olympics; acted casually on the medal stand, did not face the flag during anthem; banned from the Olympics for life
  • 1972 Future world professional cycling road race champion Hennie Kuiper of the Netherlands wins the road race gold medal at the Munich Olympics in 4:14:37
  • 1973 Mike Storen becomes American Basketball Association's 4th commissioner

Sport awardTennis Open

1974 US Open Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King wins her 4th and final US title; beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley 3-6, 6-3, 7-5

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • 1975 Cincinnati Reds, win earliest NL division title
  • 1975 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Pakistani cricketer Hanif Mohammad

Sport awardTennis Open

1975 US Open Men's Tennis: Manuel Orantes of Spain wins his only Grand Slam title; upsets #1 seed Jimmy Connors 6-4, 6-3, 6-4

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • 1978 1st game of Boston Massacre, Yanks beat Red Sox 15-3
  • 1979 The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) makes its debut.

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1980 Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Series of Women's Golf

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1980 Oakland A's pitch record 78th complete game of season
  • 1980 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Barth Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

1980 US Open Men's Tennis: In centenary men's singles final John McEnroe retains title; beats Björn Borg 7-6, 6-1, 6-7, 5-7, 6-4

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 1981 Cleveland Browns' Brian Sipe sets club record with 57 pass attempts
  • 1981 West Tampa Fl defeats Rich Va, 6-4 to win American Legion World Series

Sport awardTennis Open

1985 US Open Women's Tennis: Hana Mandlíková beats Martina Navratilova 7-6, 1-6, 7-6 for her first US title

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1986 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship
  • 1986 Cleveland Browns becomes 1st team in NFL history to have a play reviewed by instant replay, Chicago 41, Browns 31

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 Dan Marino throws his 100th career touchdown pass, the fastest QB in NFL history to do so

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino

Sport awardTennis Open

1986 US Open Men's Tennis: In an all-Czech final Ivan Lendl retains his title; beats Miloslav Mečíř 6-4, 6-2, 6-0

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Gold Medalist Miloslav Mecir
Tennis Player and Gold Medalist
Miloslav Mecir
  • 1987 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1988 Guy Lafleur, Tony Esposito & Brad Park inducted in NHL Hall of Fame

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur
NHL Legend
Guy Lafleur

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 NY Daily News reports boxer Mike Tyson is seeing a psychiatrist

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1991 1st South African international competition in 25 years, gymnastics
  • 1991 Ty Detmer of Brigham Young passes NCAA record 11,606 yards

Sport awardTennis Open

1991 US Open Women's Tennis: Monica Seles of Yugoslavia wins her first US title; beats Martina Navratilova 7-6, 6-1

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1992 Baseball commissioner Faye Vincent resigns

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1992 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1994 Jingyi Le, Ying Shan, Ying Le and Bin Lu swimming 4x100 freestyle (3:37.91)

Sport awardTennis Open

1996 US Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf retains her title; beats Monica Seles 7-5 6-4

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • 1997 Karrie Webb wins Safeway LPGA Golf Championship
  • 1997 Steve Jones wins Canadian Golf Open with a 275
  • 1997 US Open Men's Tennis: Patrick Rafter of Australia wins his first Grand Slam title; beats Canadian Greg Rusedski 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

Sport awardTennis Open

2002 US Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins second US title; beats older sister Venus Williams 6-4, 6-3

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams

Sport awardTennis Open

2003 US Open Men's Tennis: American Andy Roddick wins his only career Grand Slam title; beats Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain 6-3, 7-6, 6-3

Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion Andy Roddick
Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion
Andy Roddick
  • 2008 US Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins her third US title; beats Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-4, 7-5
  • 2014 Bob and Mike Bryan win their fifth US Open men's tennis doubles
  • 2014 US Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins her 3rd straight US title; beats Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-3, 6-3