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September 1922 in Sports History

Events in Sport

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

Sports record brokenWorld Record

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

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • 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 5 Yankees final game at Polo Grounds (played there 7 years)
  • Sep 11 Yankees play their farewell home game in Polo Grounds win doubleheader
  • Sep 12 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:35.4)
  • Sep 15 Catcher Butch Henline is 1st NLer to hit 3 HRs in a game since 1897
  • 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
  • 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 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, cricketer (prolific WI opening batsman 1948-53)

Deaths in Sport

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