September 1938 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 3 1940 Olympic site changed from Tokyo Japan to Helsinki Finland
  • Sep 4 Vainio Muinonen wins 2nd European marathoner (2:37:28.8)
  • Sep 13 Alexander Cartwright selects to Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • Sep 18 Chicago Bears beat Green Bay Packers 2-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 24 Alice Marble wins her 2nd singles US tennis title

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • Sep 24 58th U.S. Men's National Championship: Don Budge beats Gene Mako (6-3, 6-8, 6-2, 6-1) and becomes 1st tennis player to win a grand slam
  • Sep 24 52nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Alice Marble beats Nancye Wynne Bolton (6-0, 6-3)
  • Sep 28 Homer in the Gloamin' - famous walk-off home run hit by Gabby Hartnett of the Chicago Cubs against the Pittsburgh Pirates

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 9 Richard Sharpe, English rugby player
  • Sep 15 Gaylord Perry, baseball player (1972 AL Cy Young winner)
  • Sep 15 Rafael H Osuna, tennis champ (US Open - 1963)
  • Sep 20 Tom Tresh, NY Yankee (1962 AL Rookie of Year)
  • Sep 22 Gene Mingo, American football player
  • Sep 23 Clifford Ann Creed, LPGA golfer
  • Sep 29 Mike McCormick, MLB Pitcher (SF Giants, Cy Young 1967)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 6 John Stuart Hindmarsh, British racing driver and aviator (b. 1907)