September 1947 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 1 NY Giants 183-185 HR of year breaks Yankee mark of 182 in 1936
  • Sep 3 Yanks get 18 singles to beat Red Soxs 11-2
  • Sep 14 67th U.S. Men's National Championship: Jack Kramer beats Frank Parker (4-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0, 6-3)
  • Sep 14 61st U.S. Women's National Championship: Louise Brough beats Margaret Osborne duPoint (8-6, 4-6, 6-1)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • Sep 19 Jackie Robinson is named 1947 "Rookie of Year"
  • Sep 22 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant defeating St. Louis Cardinals 94-60
  • Sep 26 Happy Chandler announces Ford & Gillette to sponsor World Series
  • Sep 29 Former Yank manager Joe McCarthy signs to manage Red Sox
  • Sep 29 Record World Series crowd of 73,365 at Yankee Stadium ($325,828)
  • Sep 30 Yanks beat Dodgers 5-3-largest WS crowd 73,365-1st WS televised

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 6 Bruce Rioch, Scottish footballer and coach
  • Sep 8 Amos Biwott, Uasin Gishee Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Sep 9 Lynn Fitzgerald, marathoner (ran 133 miles 939 yards in 24 hrs)

Person of interestLarry Nelson

Sep 10 Larry Nelson, American professional golfer (three-time Major Championship winner), born in Fort Payne, Alabama

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Larry Nelson
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Larry Nelson
  • Sep 14 Wolfgang Schwartz, Austrian figure skater (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Sep 16 Andy Irvine, rugby player
  • Sep 16 Ilona Gusenbauer, Austrian high jumper (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • Sep 16 Lucius Allen, NBA star (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Sep 18 Giancarlo Minardi, Italian motor racing team boss
  • Sep 19 Larry Brown, NFL runningback (3rd to rush over 4,000 yards)
  • Sep 25 Cheryl Tiegs, Minnesota, model (Sports Illustrated)
  • Sep 26 Dick Roth, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1964), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Sep 29 Altie Taylor, soccer star