On This Day

September 1914 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 1 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, R.I.: R. Norris Williams wins his first major title beating defending champion Maurice McLoughlin 6-3, 8-6, 10-8; final event at Newport Casino, moves to Forest Hills, NY
  • Sep 9 Boston Brave George Davis no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 7-0
  • Sep 12 Yankee shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh, 23, becomes youngest manager
  • Sep 23 Reds drop their 19th straight game, then beat Boston Braves
  • Sep 27 Cleveland 2nd baseman Nap Lajoie collects his 3,000th hit
  • Sep 29 Boston Braves, who were in last place in mid-July, clinch NL pennant

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 8 Doug Freeman, New Zealand cricket spin bowler (2 Tests, 1 wicket; Wellington), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1994)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 29 Jean Bouin, French marathoner (Olympic silver 1912), dies in battle