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September 1934 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

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

  • Sep 9 Armas Toivonen becomes 1st European marathoner (2:52:29.0)
  • Sep 12 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Englishman Fred Perry retains title; beats Wilmer Allison of the US 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 Cardinals pitching Dean brothers shut-out Brooklyn Dodgers in a doubleheader; Dizzy, in a 13-0 rout and Paul, with a 3-0 no-hitter

Sports History

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

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

Sports History

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

  • 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 4 Carlos Timoteo Griguol, Argentine soccer midfielder (Atlanta, Rosario Central) and manager (Ferro Carril Oeste, Real Betis, River Plate), born in Las Palmas, Argentina (d. 2021)
  • Sep 7 Bill Giles, American baseball owner (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Rochester, New York

Roger Maris

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

  • 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)
  • Sep 14 Dicky Moegle, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (All-American 1954, Rice; Pro Bowl 1955, SF 49ers), born in Taylor, Texas (d. 2021)

Elgin Baylor

Sep 16 Elgin Baylor, American Basketball Hall of Fame small forward (11-time NBA All Star), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2021)

Maureen Connolly

Sep 17 Maureen Connolly, American tennis player (1st women's Grand Slam 1953; 9 x Grand Slam singles titles), born in San Diego, California (d. 1969)

  • Sep 22 Lute Olson, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Uni of Iowa 1974-83; NCAA Division I Tournament 1997, Uni of Arizona 1983-2008), born in Mayville, North Dakota (d. 2020)
  • Sep 23 John Mortimore, English soccer defender (Chelsea 249 games) and manager (Portsmouth, Benfica, Real Betis), born in Farnborough, England (d. 2021)
  • 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, American Emmy Award-winning sportscaster, journalist, and author (Bo Knows Bo: Instant Replay), born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 2001)
  • Sep 29 Lance Gibbs, West Indian cricket spin bowler (79 Tests, 309 wickets, BB 8/38; British Guyana, South Australia CA, Warwickshire CCC), born in Georgetown, British Guyana
  • Sep 29 Lindsay Kline, Australian cricketer (Australian chinaman bowler Hat-trick 1957), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2015)

Weddings in Sport

Leo Durocher

Sep 27 American baseball player and manager Leo Durocher (28) weds American socialite and businesswoman Grace Dozier; divorce in 1943

Deaths in Sport

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