August 1917 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 13 Phillies steal 5 bases in an inning against Braves
  • Aug 14 Leeuwen soccer team forms
  • Aug 19 Sunday benefit baseball game at Polo Grounds results in John McGraw & Christy Mathewson's arrest for violating Blue laws
  • Aug 22 Pittsburgh Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game, Carson Bigbee sets record of 11 at-bats, they lose in 22 innings to Dodgers
  • Aug 25 37th U.S. Men's National Championship: Robert Lindley Murray beats Nathaniel W. Niles (5-7, 8-6, 6-3, 6-3)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 13 Sid Gordon, American baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975)
  • Aug 27 Peanuts Lowrey, American baseball player, born in Culver City, California (d. 1986)