On This Day

September 1902 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 13 Chicago Cubs infielders Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, & Frank Chance appear together as teammates for 1st time, creating the famed double-play combination of "Tinker to Evers to Chance"
  • Sep 15 Chicago Cubs infielders Tinker, Evers, & Chance turn their first double play together in a 6-3 win over Cincinnati
  • Sep 20 Chicago White Sox pitcher Jimmy 'Nixey' Callahan no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 4 Thomas "Tommy" Mitchell, English cricketer (5 tests for England), born in Cresswell, Derbyshire, England (d. 1996)
  • Sep 13 Arthur Mitchell, English cricket batsman (6 Tests, 2 x 50; Yorkshire CCC), born in Baildon, England (d. 1976)
  • Sep 19 Jimmy [James Henry] Van Alen, American tennis official who created Simplified Scoring System for tennis, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1991)
  • Sep 21 Ilmari Salminen, Finnish athlete (Olympic gold 10,000m 1936), born in Elimäki, Finland (d. 1986)

Howie Morenz

Sep 21 Howie Morenz, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Montreal Canadiens, 3-time Stanley Cup winner), born in Mitchell, Ontario (d. 1937)