September 1931 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 10 51st U.S. Men's National Championship: Ellsworth Vines beats George Lott (7-9, 6-3, 9-7, 7-5)
  • Sep 16 St Louis Cards repeat as NL champions with a 6-3 win over Phillies
  • Sep 17 Red Sox Earl Webb sets record with 65 en route to 67 doubles
  • Sep 19 14th PGA Championship: Tom Creavy at Wannamoisett CC Rumford RI
  • Sep 19 Lefty Grove wins his 30th game of season over White Sox, 2-1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 20 Lou Gehrig's 4 RBIs break his old RBI mark of 175 en route to 184

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Sep 24 Round-robin playoff among NYC's 3 major league teams, to raise money for unemployed, concludes with Brooklyn losing to both Giants & Yanks
  • Sep 27 Lou Gehrig completes his 6th straight season, playing in every game (.3486) Jim Bottomley (.3481)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 3 Dick Motta, NBA coach (856 wins, Its not over 'til the fat lady sings)
  • Sep 7 Al McGuire, American basketball coach (Marquette)
  • Sep 13 Marjorie Jackson, Australia, sprinter (Olympic gold 1952) [or Feb 13]
  • Sep 23 Ruud van den Hende, sports reporter
  • Sep 26 Vijay Manjrekar, cricketer (father of Sanjay, reliable Indian batsman)
  • Sep 30 Ray Willsey, Regina Sask, WLAF def coordinator (Frankfurt, Scotland)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 5 John Thomson, football player who died in an accidental collision during a match (b. 1909)
  • Sep 20 Sam Morris, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1884), dies