On This Day

September 1915 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 1 Jerome Travers establishes a US Amateur Golf Championship record by downing George Crump, 14 & 13, in a 1st-round match at the Country Club of Detroit in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
  • Sep 8 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: William Johnston beats Maurice McLoughlin 1-6, 6-0, 7-5, 10-8 in first US event held at West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York
  • Sep 22 Boston Red Sox ask Boston Braves for use of Braves Field (10,000+ capacity) for Baseball World Series against Philadelphia Phillies
  • Sep 29 Philadelphia Phillies clinch their 1st pennant
  • Sep 30 Red Sox clinch AL pennant by beating Detroit

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 8 Frank Pullen, English businessman and racehorse owner, born in London (d. 1992)
  • Sep 13 Clint Frank, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1937; Yale), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1992)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 9 A. G. Spalding, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, manager and executive (NL wins leader 1871–76; co-founder of Spalding sporting goods company), dies at 66