September 1922 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 1 NYC law requires all "pool" rooms to change name to "billiards"

World Record

Sep 4 Finnish super athlete Paavo Nurmi runs a 2000m world record 5:26.3 in Tampere, Finland

  • Sep 4 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, NYC, NY: Bill Tilden beats James Anderson 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 for unassailable 3-1 lead for US over Australasia; US retains title, ends 4-1
  • Sep 5 17th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in New York (4-1)
  • Sep 10 New York Yankees play their farewell home games in Polo Grounds, win both games of doubleheader against Philadelphia Athletics; move to Yankee Stadium the following season
  • Sep 12 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:35.4)
  • Sep 15 Philadelphia catcher Butch Henline becomes first NLer to hit 3 HRs in a game since 1897 during Phillies' 10-9 win over St. Louis Cardinals at the Baker Bowl
  • Sep 16 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Germantown CC, Philadelphia: Bill Tilden wins third straight US singles title; beats fellow American Bill Johnston 4-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4
  • Sep 17 Cyclist Piet Moeskops becomes world sprint champ

Baseball Record

Sep 20 St. Louis Cardinals future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Rogers Hornsby ends hitting streak of 33 games

  • Sep 24 St Louis Cardinals future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Rogers Hornsby sets National League HR mark at 42
  • Sep 30 Yanks clinch pennant #2, beating Boston 3-1

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 3 Morrie Martin, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1949-59 (Brooklyn Dodgers, Philadelphia Athletics, and 5 other teams), and double Purple Heart Army veteran, born in Dixon, Missouri (d. 2010)
  • Sep 12 Wentworth Beaumont, 3rd Viscount Allendale, British peer, Royal Air Force officer and race horse breeder
  • Sep 15 Bob Anderson, English Olympic Fencer, renowned film fight choreographer (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings) (d. 2012)
  • Sep 19 Dana Zátopková, Czech javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1952), born in Fryštát, Czechoslovakia
  • Sep 19 Emil Zátopek, Czech distance runner (4 x Olympic gold 1948, 52), born in Kopřivnice, Czech Republic (d. 2000)
  • Sep 30 Allan Rae, Jamaican cricketer (prolific WI opening batsman 1948-53), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2005)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 21 Tom Armitage, cricketer (England lob bowler v Australia 1877), dies