On This Day

September 1928 in Sports History

Events in Sport


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Sep 3 Future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Ty Cobb records his 4,189th and final career hit, as a pinch hitter for Philadelphia A's in 6-1 loss v Washington Senators

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Sep 9 Silvio Cator of Haiti, sets then long jump record at 26' ½"
  • Sep 11 Ty Cobb last hitting appearance, pops out against Yankees
  • Sep 15 Cards set NL record of 18 men left on base beating Phillies 8-6
  • Sep 15 Kent leg-spinner Alfred "Tich" Freeman takes 2-102 and 4-75 for Rest of England vs Lancashire to become the only bowler to take 300 wickets (304) in an English cricket season
  • Sep 17 Pitcher Ray Boggs hits 3 batters in 1 inning
  • Sep 17 US National Championship Men's Tennis: Frenchman Henri Cochet wins his only US title; beats American Frank Hunter 4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
  • Sep 18 Cards beat Phillies for 20th of 22 games in 1928
  • Sep 28 NY Yanks clinch pennant #6
  • Sep 29 Yanks (17) Tigers (28) set 9 inning hit record (45)-Tigers win 19-10

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 6 Rudolf Plyukfelder, Soviet light heavyweight lifter (Olympic gold 1964), born in Novoorlivka, Ukraine

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 25 Karl Schneider, cricketer (South Aust batsman), dies of leukaemia at 23