September 1917 in Sport

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 Honus Wagner, retires at 43, Pirates retire his #33

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • Sep 27 EHC soccer team forms in Hoensbroek Neth

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 3 Eddie Stanky, American baseball 2nd baseman (Dodgers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • Sep 6 George Mann, English cricketer, born in Byfleet, Surrey, England (d. 2001)
  • Sep 11 Daniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and racehorse owner, born in Paris (d. 2001)

Person of interestRed Auerbach

Sep 20 [Arnold] Red Auerbach, American NBA coach and general manager (Boston Celtics), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach
  • Sep 23 Imry Nemeth, Hungarian hammer thrower (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Sep 25 Johnny Sain, American baseball player, born in Havana, Arkansas (d. 2006)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 12 Eric Lundie, cricketer (WWI Test South Africa v England 1914), dies