September 1934 in Sport

Events in Sport


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Sep 4 Australian cricket super-batsman Don Bradman scores 149 not out in just 104 minutes (17 fours, 4 sixes) in drawn tour match v England XI at Folkestone

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Sep 9 Armas Toivonen becomes 1st European marathoner (2:52:29.0)
  • Sep 12 54th U.S. Men's National Championship: Fred Perry beats Wilmer Allison (6-4, 6-3, 1-6, 8-6)
  • Sep 13 Judge Landis sells World Series broadcast rights to Ford for $100,000
  • Sep 21 St Louis Card Paul Dean no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 3-0

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Sep 24 2,500 fans see Babe Ruth's farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Sep 24 Idle Detroit wins pennant, as Red Sox beat Yankees 5-0

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Sep 25 Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,500th consecutive game

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Sep 25 Rainbow (US) beats Endeavour (England) in 16th America's Cup
  • Sep 30 Babe Ruth's final game as a Yankee, goes 0 for 3

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 7 Bill Giles, American baseball owner (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Rochester, New York

Person of interestRoger Maris

Sep 10 Roger Maris, American baseball right fielder (7-time MLB All Star, 61 HRs 1961), born in Hibbing, Minnesota (d. 1985)

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • Sep 11 Norma Croker, Australian sprinter, born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Sep 12 Glenn Davis, American athlete (Olympic gold 1956,60), born in Wellsburg, West Virginia (d. 2009)

Person of interestElgin Baylor

Sep 16 Elgin Baylor, NBA star (1958-59 Rookie of Year-Lakers), born in Washington, D.C.

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor
  • Sep 17 Maureen Connolly, American tennis player (1st woman Grand Slam 1953), born in San Diego, California (d. 1969)
  • Sep 22 Lute Olson, American basketball coach
  • Sep 24 John Brunner, Britsih sci-fi author (100th Millennium), born in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England (d. 1995)
  • Sep 24 Tommy Anderson, Scottish footballer (Stockport County), born in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
  • Sep 27 Dick Schaap, sportscaster/author (Bo Knows Bo, Instant Replay)
  • Sep 29 Lance Gibbs, cricketer (prolific West Indian off-spinner, 309 wickets)
  • Sep 29 Lindsay Kline, cricketer (Australian chinaman bowler Hat-trick 1957)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 27 Baseball player and manager Leo Durocher (28) weds businesswoman Grace Dozier

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 2 James Allan, New Zealand rugby union player All Black, dies at 73