On This Day

September 1919 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 4 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills NY: Bill Johnston wins his second US title; beats Bill Tilden 6-4, 6-4, 6-3
  • Sep 10 Indians Ray Caldwell no-hits Yankees 3-0

Sport awardPGA Championship

Sep 20 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Engineers CC: Defending champion Jim Barnes defeats Fred McLeod, 6 & 5 in the final

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 20 Legendary baseball slugger Babe Ruth ties Ned Williamson's MLB mark of 27 home runs with a 9th inning blast in Boston Red Sox 4-3 win against Chicago WS

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Sep 24 Boston Red Sox slugger Babe Ruth sets MLB season home run record at 28 off Yankee Bob Shawkey in a 2-1 loss at the Polo Grounds in NYC
  • Sep 27 Pitcher Bob Shawkey sets then Yank record with 15 strike-outs
  • Sep 27 Boston Red Sox slugger Babe Ruth takes his MLB home run record to 29 with a 3rd inning blast in a 7-5 defeat at the Washington Senators' Griffith Stadium
  • Sep 28 Fastest major league game (51 mins), Giants beat Phillies 6-1

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 7 Alberic Schotte, Belgian cyclist, born in Kanegem, Belgium (d. 2004)
  • Sep 15 Fausto Coppi, Italian cyclist (Giro d'Italia 1940, 47, 49, 52-53; Tour de France 1949, 52; World Championship gold Individual pursuit 1947, road race 1953), born in Castellania, Italy (d. 1960)
  • Sep 27 Johnny Pesky, American baseball player, (d. 2012)
  • Sep 28 Tom Harmon, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1940, Michigan; LA Rams) and broadcaster (CBS 1950-62), born in Rennselaer, Indiana (d. 1990)
  • Sep 29 Masao Takemoto, Japan, gymnast (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Sep 30 Roberto Bonomi, Argentine racing driver (d. 1992)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 24 Frank Laver, Australian cricketer (15 Tests for Aust 1899-1909), dies at 49
  • Sep 27 Robert Gleeson, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies