September 1919 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 2 National Commission recommends a best-of-9 World Series
  • Sep 4 39th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Johnston beats Bill Tilden (6-4, 6-4, 6-3)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 8 Babe Ruth hits his 26th HR off Jack Quinn in NY, breaking Buck Freeman's 1899 HR mark of 25

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Sport awardGolf Major

Sep 20 2nd PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Engineers CC Roslyn NY

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • Sep 20 Babe Ruth ties Ned Williamson's major league mark of 27 HRs
  • Sep 24 Babe Ruth sets season homer mark at 28 off of Yankee Bob Shawkey
  • Sep 27 Pitcher Bob Shawkey sets then Yank record with 15 strike-outs
  • Sep 27 Babe Ruth's 29th HR is 1st of year in Wash (1st in every park in league in one season)
  • Sep 28 Fastest major league game (51 mins), Giants beat Phillies 6-1

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 7 Alberic Schotte, Belgian cyclist (d. 2004)
  • Sep 9 Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder, gambler/sportscaster (lay you 5 to 1)
  • Sep 27 Johnny Pesky, American baseball player, (d. 2012)
  • Sep 28 Tom Harmon, Rensselaer Indiana, sportscaster/NFL tailback (Heisman)
  • Sep 29 Masao Takemoto, Japan, gymnist (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Sep 30 Roberto Bonomi, Argentine racing driver (d. 1992)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 24 Frank Laver, cricketer (15 Tests for Aust 1899-1909), dies
  • Sep 27 Robert Gleeson, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies