September 1923 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 1 18th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1), for their 4th straight Davis Cup
  • Sep 4 NY Yankee Sad Sam Jones no-hits Philadelphia A's, 2-0
  • Sep 5 Flyweights Gene LaRue & Kid Pancho KO each other simultaneously
  • Sep 7 Boston Red Sox Howard Ehmke no-hits Philadelphia A's, 4-0
  • Sep 11 After a single, Red Sox Howard Ehmke retires next 27 Yanks

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 14 Jack Dempsey KOs Luis Firpo in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • Sep 14 Red Sox 1st baseman George Burns pulls off an unassisted triple play
  • Sep 15 Bill Tilden wins US Lawn Tennis Open
  • Sep 15 43rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Bill Johnston (6-4, 6-1, 6-4)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 27 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 1st of his 493 HRs

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Sep 28 Yanks slaughter Red Sox 24-4
  • Sep 29 6th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Pelham CC Pelham NY

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 1 Rocky Marciano, American heavyweight champion boxer (1952-56), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 1969)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
  • Sep 5 Ken Meuleman, Australian cricketer, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2004)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 7 Louise Suggs, American golfer (US Women's Open 1949, 1952) and co-founder of LPGA, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2015)

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Sep 8 Alan Weeks, sports commentator