On This Day

September 1882 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 2 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Defending champion Richard Sears beats Clarence M. Clark 6-1, 6-4, 6-0
  • Sep 25 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence & Worcester)
  • Sep 30 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Bob Ferguson wins third consecutive Open title; beats fellow Scot Willie Fernie by 3 strokes

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 3 Johnny Douglas, English cricket all-rounder, captain (23 Tests, 1 x 100, 45 wickets; Essex CCC) and boxer (Olympic gold middleweight 1908), born in London, England (d. 1930)
  • Sep 9 Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (NBC Radio; RKO newsreels), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1962)
  • Sep 17 Frank Schulte, American baseball outfielder (NL MVP 1911; Chicago Cubs), born in Cochecton, New York (d. 1949)