September 1918 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 3 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Forest Hills NY: Robert Lindley Murray successfully defends title; beats Bill Tilden 6-3, 6-1, 7-5
  • Sep 5 Due to WW I, 15th World Series begins a month early
  • Sep 10 Players on both sides threaten to strike the World Series unless they are guaranteed $2,500 to the winners & $1,000 each for the losers
  • Sep 11 Boston Red Sox beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 15th World Series

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 4 William Talbert, American tennis doubles champ (US 1942, 45, 46, 48), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1999)
  • Sep 9 Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder, sportscaster, LV bookmaker (The NFL Today; fired for racist remarks), born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • Sep 14 Georges Berger, Belgian racing driver, born in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Brussels, Belgium (d. 1967)
  • Sep 25 Phil Rizzuto, American sportscaster and MLB shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)