September 1938 in Sport

Events in Sport

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

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

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • 24th 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
  • 24th 52nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Alice Marble beats Nancye Wynne Bolton (6-0, 6-3)
  • 28th Homer in the Gloamin' - famous walk-off home run hit by Gabby Hartnett of the Chicago Cubs against the Pittsburgh Pirates

Birthdays in Sport

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

Deaths in Sport

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