September 1959 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 6 Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
  • Sep 11 Elroy Face's 22 game win streak ends as Dodgers beat Pirates 5-4
  • Sep 11 Oriole Jerry Walker pitches 16 inn beating White Sox 1-0
  • Sep 13 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open
  • Sep 13 79th U.S. Men's National Championship: Neale Fraser beats Alex Olmedo (6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 13 73rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Maria Bueno beats Christine Truman Janes (6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 17 59th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jack Nicklaus

  • Sep 20 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Links Golf Invitation Open
  • Sep 22 Chicago White Sox clinch AL pennant
  • Sep 26 Milwaukee Braves Warren Spahn becomes winningest NL lefty
  • Sep 26 SF Giants Sam Jones 2nd no-hitter, beats St Louis Cards, 4-0

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 27 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Sep 27 Braves & Dodgers finish in a tie (86-68)
  • Sep 29 Dodgers win game 2 of playoff, 6-5, & take NL pennant

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 Keith Allen Clearwater, PGA golfer (1987 Colonial Natl), born in Long Beach, California
  • Sep 1 Kenny Mayne, American sports journalist
  • Sep 5 Tom Pernice Jr, American professional golfer, born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Sep 11 David Laurence Frost, PGA golfer (1988 Southern Open), born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Sep 11 Robert Wrenn, American professional golfer, sportscaster and course designer, born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Sep 12 Cindy Rarick, Glenwood MN, LPGA golfer (1991 Northgate Computer)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 16 Tim Raines, American baseball player (Montreal Expos), born in Sanford, Florida

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • Sep 17 Hank Ilesic, Edmonton, CFL punter, place kicker (Edmonton, Toronto)
  • Sep 18 Ryne Sandberg, infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Sep 18 Ian Arkwright, English footballer
  • Sep 20 Lesley Thompson, rower (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Sep 22 Greg Bruckner, American professional golfer, born in Inglewood, California
  • Sep 23 Heather Drew, LPGA golfer (1987 Henredon Classic-5th), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Sep 25 Andy Waller, cricketer (big-hitting Zimbabwe batsman-1992 World Cup)
  • Sep 26 Rich Gedman, American baseball player
  • Sep 27 Beth Heiden, 3000m speed skater (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Sep 28 Todd Worrell, Arcadia CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • Sep 28 Ron Fellows, Canadian race car driver
  • Sep 30 Hans Werdekker, Dutch soccer player (Ajax, RKC/Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Sep 30 Kim Bauer, LPGA golfer (1993 Minn LPGA Classic-30th), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 30 Ettore Messina, Italian basketball coach

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 9 O'Neil Gordon "Collie" Smith, West Indian cricket all-rounder, dies in a car crash at 26
  • Sep 28 Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (b. 1901)