September 1916 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Sep 4 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitchers Christy Mathewson & Mordecai Brown face each other for a final time; after 25 contests Mathewson takes a 13-12 advantage with Reds 10-8 winners over Cubs
  • Sep 5 36th U.S. Men's National Championship: R. Norris Williams beats William Johnston (4-6, 6-4, 0-6, 6-2, 6-4)
  • Sep 30 Giants lose to Braves 8-3, ends 26 consecutive win streak

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 2 Dorothy May Bundy-Cheney, American tennis player (141 US tennis titles), born in LA, CA, (d. 2014)

Person of interestEd Sabol

Sep 11 Ed Sabol, American filmmaker (NFL Films), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2015)

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Ed Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Ed Sabol
  • Sep 12 Tony Bettenhausen, American race car driver, born in Tinley Park, Illinois (d. 1961)