On This Day

September 1899 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 15 US Open Men's Golf, Baltimore CC: Willie Smith wins by a comfortable 11 strokes from Scotsmen George Low & Val Fitzjohn and Bert Way of England

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 2 Hans Nielsen, Danish lightweight and featherweight boxer (Olympic gold 1924)
  • Sep 9 Waite Hoyt, American Baseball HOF pitcher (World Series 1923, 27, 28; AL wins leader 1927; NY Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1984)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 2 Ernest Renshaw, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1888), dies of effects of carbolic acid at 38