September 1941 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 4 New York Yankees clinch their 3rd straight AL pennant; beat the Red Sox, 6-3; earliest date in baseball history a team has captured a flag

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 61st U.S. Men's National Championship: Bobby Riggs beats Frank Kovacs (5-7, 6-1, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • Sep 7 55th U.S. Women's National Championship: Sarah Palfrey Cooke beats Pauline Betz Addie (7-5, 6-2)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 Cards' Stan Musial makes his major league debut, going 2-for-4

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Sep 25 Brooklyn Dodgers win their 1st pennant in 21 years
  • Sep 28 Phillies lose club record 111th game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 28 Ted Williams ended the baseball season with .406 batting avg

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 29 Joe Louis TKOs Lou Nova in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Sep 29 Million jam downtown Brooklyn to cheer NL champ Dodgers in a parade

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 2 Tommy Aycock, Edinburg TX, PGA golfer (1994 Las Vegas Senior-5th)
  • Sep 4 Ramesh Sethi, East African cricketer
  • Sep 15 Flórián Albert, Hungarian footballer
  • Sep 16 Tommy Carberry, Irish jockey
  • Sep 17 William Grut, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic gold 1948), born in Stockholm (d. 2012)
  • Sep 19 Jim Fox, British pentathlete (Olympics gold 1972), born in Pewsey, Wiltshire, England
  • Sep 23 Simon Nolet, French-Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 24 John Mackey, NFL tight end (Baltimore Colts, San Diego Chargers)
  • Sep 27 Roger Claessen, Belgian soccer star, born in Warsage, Belgium (d. 1982)
  • Sep 27 Peter Bonetti, English footballer
  • Sep 28 Charley Taylor, NFL wide receiver/running back (Wash Redskin)
  • Sep 29 David Steele, British cricketer (England batsman, courageous v Lillee 1975), born in Bradeley, Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • Sep 29 Kermit Zarley, PGA golfer (1970 Canadian Open), born in Seattle, Washington

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 1 Benjamin Dwight, US tennis championship umpire, dies