September 1927 in Sport

Events in Sport

Person-of-interestPerson 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)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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)
  • 22nd Famous "Long count" fight (Dempsey loses to Tunney)

Sport-defeatBoxing Title Fight

22nd Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey for the 2nd time in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

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)