September 1927 in Sport

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2nd Rumour starts that Yankee Lou Gehrig will be traded to Tigers

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 5th Red Sox beat Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings
  • 6th Red Sox beat NY Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings at Fenway Park
  • 10th 22nd Davis Cup: France beats USA in Philadelphia (3-2)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

11th Babe Ruth hits 50th of 60 homers

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 16th Rene Lacoste beats Bill Tilden for US Lawn Tennis Association title
  • 17th 47th U.S. Men's National Championship: Rene Lacoste beats Bill Tilden (11-9, 6-3, 11-9)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

22nd Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey for the 2nd time in 10 for heavyweight boxing title; dubbed the "Long count" fight

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • 24th NHL's Toronto St Patricks become Maple Leafs
  • 29th Babe Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games
  • 30th Babe Ruth hits record setting 60th HR (off Tom Zachary)

Birthdays in Sport

  • 2nd Trudi Jochum-Beiser, Austria, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 17th George Blanda, Penn, NFL kicker/quarterback (Bears, Oilers, Raiders)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

22nd Tom Lasorda [Thomas], baseball manager (LA Dodgers), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania

Baseball Manager Tom Lasorda
Baseball Manager
Tom Lasorda
  • 22nd Gordon Astall, English footballer
  • 25th Carl Braun, basketball player (NY Knicks)
  • 25th Sir Colin Davis, Weybridge England, conductor (NY Met 1967-71)
  • 29th Adhemar Ferreira da Silva, Brazil, triple jumper (Olympic-gold-52, 56)