September 1947 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 1 Infielder Jack Lohrke hits NY Giants 183rd homer of season in 2-1 win v Boston Braves; breaks NY Yankees MLB mark of 182 set in 1936
  • Sep 3 Philadelphia A's rookie pitcher Bill McCahan no-hits Washington Senators, 3-0
  • Sep 3 New York Yankees total 18 hits, all singles to rout Boston Red Sox, 11-2 at Fenway Park
  • Sep 4 Champion Middlesex cricket batsman Denis Compton scores 101 for South of England in tour match defeat to South Africa at Lord's; his record 17th century of the English season
  • Sep 14 US National Championship Men's Tennis: Jack Kramer wins 2nd straight US title; beats fellow American Frank Parker 4-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0, 6-3
  • Sep 14 US National Championship Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats Margaret Osborne duPoint 8-6, 4-6, 6-1 for her only US singles title

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, born in Aldershot, England
  • 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 golfer (US Open 1983; PGA C'ship 1981, 87), 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), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 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 founder and Managing Director of Minardi Formula One team, born in Faenza, Italy
  • Sep 19 Larry Brown, American NFL runningback (3rd to rush over 4,000 yards), born in Clairton, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 25 Cheryl Tiegs, American model (Sports Illustrated) and fashion designer, born in Breckenridge, Minnesota
  • Sep 26 Dick Roth, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1964), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Sep 29 Altie Taylor, soccer star