September 1954 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 1 Ted Kluszewski is 1st Cincinnati Red to hit 40 HRs en route to 49

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 6 74th U.S. Men's National Championship: Vic Seixas beats Rex Hartwig (3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
  • Sep 6 68th U.S. Women's National Championship: Doris Hart beats Louise Brough Clapp (6-8, 6-1, 8-6)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 8 With a 3-2 count, Phillies Richie Ashburn fouls next 14, then walks

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
  • Sep 10 Attempting to handle Hoyt Wilhelm's knuckleball catcher, Ray Katt of Giants sets a major league record with 4 passed balls

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 12 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Sep 12 White Sox win 90th game, 1st time they win this many since 1920

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 14 Giants' Willie Mays gets 82nd extra-base hit, breaks Mel Ott's record

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 17 Rocky Marciano KOs Ezzard Charles in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • Sep 18 Cleveland Indians clinch AL pennant, beat Tigers (3-2)
  • Sep 19 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Wichita Golf Open
  • Sep 22 Bkln Dodger Karl Spooner strikes out 15 NY Giants in his 1st game
  • Sep 26 Patty Berg wins LPGA Ardmore Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 26 Yogi Berra plays his only game at 3rd & Mickey Mantle plays shortstop

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Sep 29 Bennekom soccer team forms in Bennekom
  • Sep 29 Willie Mays famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz' 460' drive

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 Dave Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 5 Hans-Jorgen Gerhardt, German bobsleder (Olympic gold 1980), born in Altenburg, Thuringia
  • Sep 9 Walter Paul Davis, Pineville NC, basketball player (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Sep 10 Martha Nause, LPGA golfer (1994 du Maurier Ltd Classic), born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
  • Sep 18 Tommy Tuberville, American football coach
  • Sep 20 Silvio Leonard, Cienguegos Cuba, 100m runner (Olympic silver 1980)
  • Sep 20 Henry Samueli, American NHL team owner
  • Sep 22 Randy Lanier, American racing driver
  • Sep 25 Sylvester Croom, American college football coach
  • Sep 25 Juande Ramos, Spanish Football Manager
  • Sep 28 Steve Largent, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 26 Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (b. 1868)
  • Sep 30 Percie Charlton, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1890), dies