September 1953 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 6 Roy Campanella sets record for HRs by a catcher at 38

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 73rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Tony Trabert beats Vic Seixas (6-3, 6-2, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
  • Sep 7 67th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (6-2, 6-4)
  • Sep 12 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant earlier than any other team, defeating Milwaukee Braves 105-49
  • Sep 13 Pitcher Bob Trice is 1st black to play on Philadelphia A's
  • Sep 13 4th Formula One WDC: Alberto Ascari wins by 6.5 points
  • Sep 15 Boxing's NBA adopts 10-pt-must-scoring-system (10 pts to round winner)
  • Sep 16 AL approves St Louis Browns move to become Baltimore Orioles

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 24 Rocky Marciano TKOs Roland LaStarza in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
  • Sep 27 St Louis Browns play last game in Sportsman's Park, losing 100th game

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 4 Kengo Kimura, [Takashi Kimura], wrestler (NJPW)
  • Sep 6 Mohammed Kedir, Ethiopia, 10k runner (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • Sep 12 John Williams, American archer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Sep 14 Judy Playfair, Australian swimmer
  • Sep 15 Bruce Heuchan, Kingston Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Alberta-7th)
  • Sep 15 Jerry Page, golfer (largest PGA victory margin)
  • Sep 16 Jerry Pate, Macon Ga, PGA golfer (US Open 1976, Canadian Open 1976)
  • Sep 27 Benjamin Gene Brown, 4X400 runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 27 Claudio Gentile, Italian footballer
  • Sep 29 Warren Cromartie, baseball player

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 12 Frederick Kuys, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1898), dies
  • Sep 18 Charles de Tornaco, Belgian racing driver (b. 1927)
  • Sep 22 William Brann, cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa), dies