On This Day

September 1909 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 9 Jack Johnson retains his heavyweight boxing title when he fights Al Kaufman to a no decision in 10 rounds at Coffroth's Arena, San Francisco, California

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Sep 13 Ty Cobb clinches AL HR title with his 9th HR (all inside-the-park)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Sep 18 Largest paid baseball attendance (35,409), A's beat Tigers, 2-0 in Det

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 5 Archie Jackson, Australian cricket batsman (8 Tests, 1 x 100, HS 164), born in Rutherglen, Scotland (d. 1933)
  • Sep 12 Spud Chandler, American baseball player (AL MVP 1943), born in Commerce, Georgia (d. 1990)
  • Sep 26 Bill France, Sr., American auto racer (co-founder of NASCAR), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1992)