On This Day

September 1948 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

Sep 1 Australian Test batsmen Don Bradman (143), Lindsay Hassett (151) & Neil Harvey (110) score centuries in Australia's 1st innings of drawn cricket tour match v South of England at Hastings

  • Sep 5 Davis Cup Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: 3 straight titles for US as Gardnar Mulloy & Bill Talbert beat Australians Colin Long & Bill Sidwell 8-6, 9-7, 2-6, 7-5 for unassailable 3-0 lead; ends 5-0
  • Sep 9 Brooklyn Dodger Rex Barney no-hits NY Giants, 2-0
  • Sep 10 Bradman scores 153 in his last 1st-class cricket innings in England
  • Sep 19 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Pancho Gonzales wins first of 2 consecutive US singles titles; beats Eric Sturgess 6-2, 6-3, 14-12
  • Sep 19 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Margaret Osborne duPont wins first of 3 straight US singles crowns; beats Louise Brough Clapp 4-6, 6-4, 15-13
  • Sep 20 Mexican Baseball league disbanded
  • Sep 23 Braves clinch NL pennant
  • Sep 24 Yanks, Boston & Cleveland are tied for 1st place in AL (91-56)
  • Sep 26 Boston Braves win 1st NL championship since 1914

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 2 Terry Bradshaw, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers)/announcer (CBS, FOX)
  • Sep 3 Ronald W Harris, American boxer (Olympic gold lightweight 1968), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Sep 10 Bob Lanier, American Basketball HOF center (8 x NBA All-Star; NBA All-Star Game MVP 1974; Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2022)
  • Sep 10 Charlie Waters, American football safety (Pro Bowl 1976–1978; Super Bowl 1971, 77; Dallas Cowboys), born in Miami, Florida
  • Sep 12 Max Walker, Australian cricket fast bowler (34 Tests, 138 wickets) and broadcaster (Nine Network), born in Hobart, Australia (d. 2016)
  • Sep 15 Suzyn Waldman, American Sportscaster (baseball- NY Yankee), born in Newton, Massachusetts

Rosemary Casals

Sep 16 Rosemary Casals, American tennis player (12 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in San Francisco, California

  • Sep 18 Ken Brett, American baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2003)
  • Sep 19 Nadezhda Tkachenko, Ukrainian pentathlete (Olympic gold 1980), born in Kremenchuk, Ukraine
  • Sep 21 Michael Finneran, diver (1st perfect 10 on 10m platform)
  • Sep 22 Mark Phillips, British equestrian (Olympic Gold 1972), ex of princess Anne, born in Tetbury, England
  • Sep 29 Bryant Gumbel, American sportscaster/TV host (Today Show), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 29 Viktor Krovopouskov, Russian sabres fencer (Olympic gold, individual and team, 1976, 1980), born in Moscow, Soviet Union

Weddings in Sport

Ty Cobb

Sep 24 American Major League Baseball outfielder Ty Cobb (61) weds Frances Cass (40)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 11 Albert Powell, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1898-99), dies