On This Day

September 1897 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 7 George Davis (Giants) HR off Sport McAllister (Spiders) in DH
  • Sep 17 US Open Men's Golf, Chicago GC: Englishman Joe Lloyd wins his only major title by 1 stroke over runner-up Willie Anderson of Scotland; last 36-hole US Open

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 Andy Kennedy, Irish soccer defender (2 caps, Arsenal), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1963)
  • Sep 17 Earl Webb, American baseball outfielder (MLB Record: 67 doubles, single season 1931; Boston Red Sox), born in White County, Tennessee (d. 1965)