September 1883 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 6 Chicago White Stockings beat Detroit Wolverines, 26-6 at Lake Front Park, Chicago; smash MLB record 18 runs in 7th inning
  • Sep 8 New York Gothams score 13 runs in an inning in a 16-6 win over Philadelphia Quakers at Recreation Park, Philadelphia; MLB record (18) set 2 days earlier
  • Sep 13 Hugh Daily, a one-armed pitcher for Cleveland (Forest City), tosses 1-0 no-hitter against Philadelphia

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 Didier Pitre, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in Valleyfield, Quebec (d. 1934)
  • Sep 5 Mel Sheppard, American athlete (Olympic gold 800m, 1,500m, medley relay 1908; 4x400 metre relay 1912), born in Deptford Township, New Jersey (d. 1942)
  • Sep 8 Théodore Pilette, Belgian auto racer (first Belgian Indy 500), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1921)
  • Sep 16 George Duncan, Scottish golfer, course designer (British Open 1920), born in Methlick, Scotland (d. 1964)