On This Day

September 1925 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 1 Pierre de Coubertin steps down as chairman of International Olympic Committee; replaced by Henri de Baillet-Latour of Belgium

Golf Tournament

Sep 5 29th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones

  • Sep 12 20th Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (5-0)
  • Sep 12 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Philadelphia, PA: Vincent Richards & R. Norris Williams clinch US 6th straight title; beat Jean Borotra & René Lacoste of France 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 for 3-0 lead; ends 5-0
  • Sep 13 Bkln Dodger Dazzy Vance no-hits Phillies, 10-1
  • Sep 19 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills NY: Bill Tilden wins 6th consecutive US title; beats Bill Johnston for 4th straight year 4-6, 11-9, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
  • Sep 22 New York left fielder Ben Paschal hits 2 inside-the-park-home runs as the Yankees score an 11-6 home victory over Chicago White Sox
  • Sep 23 Washington shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh is named AL MVP

PGA Championship

Sep 26 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Olympia Fields CC: Defending champion Walter Hagen defeats Bill Mehlhorn, 6 & 5 in the final; 3rd PGA crown overall, and 7th of his 11 major titles


Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 10 Roy James Brown, American soul singer ("Good Rockin' Tonight"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1981)
  • Sep 12 Stan Lopata, American baseball player, born in Delray, Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Sep 15 Wally Halder, Canadian ice hockey forward (Olympic gold 1948, tournament top scorer), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1994)
  • Sep 18 Harvey Haddix, American baseball pitcher (pitched perfect game into 12th), born in Medway, Ohio (d. 1994)
  • Sep 19 Jack McCloskey, American basketball coach (Portland Trail Blazers 1972-74) and executive (GM Detroit Pistons NBA C'ship 1989, 90), born in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Sep 26 Bobby Shantz, American baseball player (1952 AL MVP), born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 26 Shirley Wilson, American football coach (Elon University 1967-76; Duke University 1979-82; 88–61–3), born in Madison, North Carolina (d. 2021)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 30 Philip Hutchinson, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1889), dies