On This Day

September 27, 1919 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Pitcher Bob Shawkey sets then Yank record with 15 strike-outs

Birthdays in Sport

  • Johnny Pesky, American baseball player, (d. 2012)

Deaths in Sport

  • Robert Gleeson, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies
1919 in Sport