On This Day

September 1913 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 5 Phillies & Braves tie record of only 1 run in a double header, Phillies win 1st game 1-0, then a scoreless tie into 10th
  • Sep 6 19th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jerry Travers
  • Sep 14 Cubs Larry Cheney hurls record 14-hit shutout against Giants (7-0)
  • Sep 20 US Open Men's Golf, The Country Club: 20-year old amateur Francis Ouimet wins his only Open title in an 18-hole playoff, 5 strokes ahead of Britons Harry Vardon & Ted Ray

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 29 Wash Senator Walter Johnson wins his 36th game

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 2 Bill Shankly, Scottish football manager (Liverpool, 1959-74), born in Glenbuck, Ayrshire, Scotland (d. 1981)
  • Sep 11 Paul "Bear" Bryant, American college football coach (Alabama), born in Moro Bottom, Arkansas (d. 1983)

Person of interestJesse Owens

Sep 12 Jesse Owens, American athlete (4 Olympic gold 1936), born in Oakville, Alabama (d. 1980)

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens

Person of interestAlice Marble

Sep 28 Alice Marble, American tennis player (US Open 1936, 1938-40), born in Beckwourth, California (d. 1990)

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • Sep 29 Silvio Piola, Italian soccer striker (34 caps, 30 goals; Lazio), born in Robbio Lomellina, Pavia

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 12 Major R B Stewart, cricketer (scored 4 & 9 in S Afr's 1st Test), dies