On This Day

September 1911 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 3 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: William Larned wins his 5th consecutive & 7th overall US singles title; beats Maurice McLoughlin 6-4, 6-4, 6-2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 12 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitchers dual for final time; Boston Rustlers' Cy Young vs Christy Mathewson of the Giants; NY wins, 11-2

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • Sep 20 Yanks set team record 12 errors in a double header
  • Sep 22 Boston Rustlers' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young beats Pittsburgh Pirates, 1-0 at Forbes Field for his final career victory, number 511
  • Sep 28 NY Highlanders get 13 walk & steal 15 bases (including then record 6 in one inning), beating Browns 18-12; each team committed 6 errors

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 6 Harry Danning, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • Sep 15 Karsten Solheim, Norwegian-born American golf entrepreneur (d. 2000)
  • Sep 18 Syd Howe, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (d. 1976)
  • Sep 28 Ellsworth Vines, American tennis player (US Open 1931-32; Wimbledon 1932), golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Los Angeles, CA (d. 1994)
  • Sep 30 Ed Danowski, American football quarterback and halfback (NFL Championship 1934, 38; New York Giants; Pro Bowl 1938), born in Jamesport, New York (d. 1997)