September 1938 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 3 1940 Olympic site is changed from Tokyo, Japan to Helsinki, Finland because of the Second Sino-Japanese War; WWII causes eventual cancellation
  • Sep 5 Davis Cup Final, Philadelphia: Don Budge beats Adrian Quist of Australia 8-6, 6-1, 6-2 to wrap up the tie for the United States 3-2

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Sep 13 Alexander Cartwright is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

Inventor of Modern Baseball Alexander Cartwright
Inventor of Modern Baseball
Alexander Cartwright
  • Sep 18 Chicago Bears beat Green Bay Packers 2-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 24 Alice Marble wins her 2nd singles US tennis title

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • Sep 24 US National Championship Men's Tennis: Don Budge beats fellow American Gene Mako 6-3, 6-8, 6-2, 6-1 to become first player to win a Grand Slam
  • Sep 24 US National Championship Women's Tennis: American Alice Marble wins her second US singles crown; beats Nancye Wynne Bolton of Australia 6-0, 6-3
  • Sep 28 Homer in the Gloamin' - famous walk-off home run hit by Gabby Hartnett of the Chicago Cubs against the Pittsburgh Pirates

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 9 Richard Sharpe, English rugby player
  • Sep 12 Claude Ruel, Canadian NHL coach (Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup 1968-69), born in Sherbrooke, Quebec (d. 2015)
  • Sep 15 Gaylord Perry, baseball player (1972 AL Cy Young winner)
  • Sep 15 Rafael H Osuna, tennis champ (US Open - 1963)
  • Sep 20 Tom Tresh, NY Yankee (1962 AL Rookie of Year)
  • Sep 22 Gene Mingo, American football player
  • Sep 23 Clifford Ann Creed, LPGA golfer
  • Sep 29 Mike McCormick, American MLB baseball pitcher (SF Giants, Cy Young 1967), born in Pasadena, California

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 6 John Stuart Hindmarsh, British racing driver and aviator (b. 1907)