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Today In Sports History

Posted: September 9, 2013 - 12:08am

SEPTEMBER 9

1914 — George Davis of the Boston Braves pitched a 7-0 no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies in the second game of a doubleheader. Davis’ no-hitter was the first thrown at Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox.

1922 — Baby Doll Jacobson hit three triples to lead the St. Louis Browns to a 16-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

1936 — The New York Yankees clinched their eighth American League pennant with a doubleheader sweep of the Cleveland Indians, 11-3 and 12-9. The Yankees finished 19½ games ahead of the Detroit Tigers for the largest margin in team history.

1940 — Donald McNeil beats Bobby Riggs after losing the first two sets to capture the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association title. Alice Marble wins her third straight title with a two-set triumph over Helen Jacobs.

1945 — Dick Fowler of the Philadelphia Athletics pitched a 1-0 no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns in the second game of a doubleheader.

1948 — Rex Barney of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitched a 2-0 no-hit victory against the New York Giants on a rainy day at the Polo Grounds.

1956 — Australia’s Ken Rosewall wins the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association title with a four-set victory over Lewis Hoad. Shirley Fry beats Althea Gibson 6-3, 6-4 for the women’s title.

1965 — Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers tossed his fourth no-hitter, a perfect game, against the Chicago Cubs. Koufax fanned 14 in the 1-0 victory, while Cubs pitcher Bob Hendley allowed one hit — a double by Lou Johnson.

1968 — Arthur Ashe wins the U.S. Open by beating Tom Okker 14-12, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Ashe is the first African-American male to win a Grand Slam tournament.

1974 — Jimmy Connors romps to a 6-1, 6-0, 6-1 victory over Ken Rosewall to win the U.S. Open.

1978 — Chris Evert beats 16-year-old Pam Shriver 7-5, 6-4 to win her fourth straight U.S. Open.

1979 — In an all-New Yorker U.S. Open men’s final, John McEnroe beats Vitas Gerulaitis, 7-5, 6-3, 6-3. Tracy Austin, at 16 years, 8 months and 28 days, becomes the youngest U.S. Open women’s singles champion, ending Chris Evert’s 31-match win streak at the Open with a 6-4, 6-3 win.

1984 — John McEnroe beats Ivan Lendl 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 to win his fourth U.S. Open.

1989 — Steffi Graf wins her third major tournament of the year, beating the heat and Martina Navratilova 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the U.S. Open final.

1990 — Pete Sampras, at 19 years, 28 days, becomes the youngest U.S. Open men’s singles champion, defeating Andre Agassi, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2.

1992 — Robin Yount becomes the 17th player to reach 3,000 hits in the Milwaukee Brewers’ 5-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians.

1995 — Steffi Graf halts Monica Seles’ remarkable comeback by winning the U.S. Open 7-6 (8-6), 0-6, 6-3. It’s the fourth U.S. Open championship for Graf.

2000 — Yale becomes the first school to win 800 games as Rashad Bartholomew scores three touchdowns and rushes for 201 yards in a 42-6 victory over Dayton.

2000 — Venus Williams wins her first U.S. Open singles title, defeating Lindsay Davenport 6-4, 7-5.

2001 — Lleyton Hewitt beats four-time champion Pete Sampras, 7-6, 6-1, 6-1, for the U.S. Open men’s title. At 20 years, 6 months, 13 days, Hewitt becomes the second-youngest men’s champion of the Open Era.

2006 — Third-seeded Maria Sharapova beats No. 2 Justine Henin-Hardenne 6-4, 6-4 to win the U.S. Open women’s final. A month shy of her 50th birthday, Martina Navratilova closes out her competitive career in fitting fashion: a mixed doubles championship for her 59th Grand Slam title.

2006 — Top-ranked Ohio State tightens its hold on the No. 1 spot after beating the No. 2 ranked and defending champion Longhorns 24-7 in Austin, Texas.

2007 — Roger Federer beats Novak Djokovic 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), 6-4 to win his fourth straight U.S. Open championship and 12th career Grand Slam title. Federer becomes the first man since Bill Tilden in the 1920s to win the American Grand Slam four years running.

2007 — Asafa Powell sets another world record in the 100 meters, winning a heat at the Rieti Grand Prix in 9.74 seconds. The world’s fastest man improves his record by 0.03 seconds, having run 9.77 three times.

2007 — Milwaukee became the third team in major league history to open a game with three straight home runs when Rickie Weeks, J.J. Hardy and Ryan Braun connected off Cincinnati’s Phil Dumatrait in a 10-5 victory. Weeks and Braun each hit two home runs and J.J. Hardy homered and hit two doubles — all in the first four innings.

2007 — Detroit’s Curtis Granderson joined Willie Mays and Frank “Wildfire” Schulte as the only players in major league history with 20 stolen bases, 20 homers, 20 triples and 20 doubles in a season when he stole a base in the first inning of Detroit’s 14-7 loss to Seattle.

2012 — Shannon Eastin makes NFL history. Eastin is the line judge in the St. Louis Rams-Detroit Lions game, making her the first woman to be an official in a regular-season game. She is among the replacement officials hired by the league while the regular officials are locked out.

2012 — Serena Williams, two points from defeat, suddenly regains her composure and her game, coming back to win the last four games and beat No. 1-ranked Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 for her fourth U.S. Open championship and 15th Grand Slam title overall.

2012 — Denver’s Peyton Manning is 19 of 26 for 253 yards and two touchdown passes in Denver’s 31-19 win over Pittsburgh. Manning, coming off four neck surgeries, becomes the third QB in NFL history to reach 400 TD passes.

2012 — New England’s Tom Brady becomes the 14th player with 40,000 yards passing in his career during 34-14 win over Tennessee.

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