On This Day

September 1918 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 3 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills NY: Robert Lindley Murray successfully defends title; beats Bill Tilden 6-3, 6-1, 7-5
  • Sep 5 Due to WWI, 15th Baseball World Series begins a month early; Boston Red Sox defeat Chicago Cubs, 1-0 at Comiskey Park
  • Sep 10 Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs players threaten to boycott the World Series unless they are guaranteed $2,500 to the winners & $1,000 each for the losers
  • Sep 11 Baseball World Series: Boston Red Sox beat Chicago Cubs, 2-1 at Fenway Park for 4-2 series win; Sox 5th WS title

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 4 William Talbert, American tennis doubles champ (US 1942, 45, 46, 48), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1999)
  • Sep 7 Carolyn Cudone, American golfer (US Senior Women's Amateur 1968-72; most consecutive wins in any USGA championship), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2009)
  • 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 18 Johnny Mantz, American race car driver (Southern 500, 1950), born in Hebron, Indiana (d. 1972)

Phil Rizzuto

Sep 25 Phil Rizzuto, 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 (d. 2007)