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This Day in Sports History — September 7


Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on September 7:

1892 — James “Gentleman Jim” Corbett knocked out John L. Sullivan in the 21st round of their fight at the Olympic Club in New Orleans to win the world’s heavyweight championship. (More info.)

1953 — Maureen Connelly won the US women’s amateur tennis championship at Forest Hills, NY to complete the first Grand Slam by a woman. (More info.)

1979 — The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) made its debut. (More info.)

1980 — John McEnroe defeated Bjorn Borg in five sets to win his second consecutive US Open tennis title at Flushing Meadows, NY. (More info.)

1992 — Major League Baseball Commissioner Faye Vincent resigned. (More info.)

1993 — Mark Whiten of the St. Louis Cardinals hit four home runs and had 12 runs batted in against the Cincinnati Reds at Riverfront Stadium. (More info.)

1997 — Martina Hingis won her third Grand Slam tennis title of the year, by defeating Venus Williams at the US Open in Flushing Meadows. (More info.)

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