September 1917 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

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

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 3 Eddie Stanky, American baseball 2nd baseman (MLB All Star 1947, 48, 50; Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Braves, NY Giants) and manager (St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers), 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)

Red AuerbachRed Auerbach (1917-2006)

Sep 20 American Basketball Hall of Fame coach, general manager (Boston Celtics, 9-time NBA champion), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Sep 23 Imry Németh, Hungarian athlete (Olympic gold hammer throw 1948, bronze 1952; WR 1959 59.88m), born in Košice, Slovakia (d. 1989)
  • Sep 25 Johnny Sain, American baseball player, born in Havana, Arkansas (d. 2006)

Phil RizzutoPhil Rizzuto (1917-2007)

Sep 25 American Baseball HOF shortstop (5 x MLB All-Star; 7 x World Series; AL MVP 1950; NY Yankees) and broadcaster (WCBS radio, WPIX-TV), born in Brooklyn, New York

Deaths in Sport

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