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 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
  • 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, American 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, American LPGA golfer (1991 Northgate Computer), born in Glenwood, Minnesota

Person of interestTim Raines

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, Canadian CFL punter and place kicker (Edmonton, Toronto), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Sep 18 Ryne Sandberg, American baseball infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Sep 18 Ian Arkwright, English footballer
  • Sep 20 Lesley Thompson, Canadian rower (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Sep 22 Greg Bruckner, American professional golfer, born in Inglewood, California
  • Sep 25 Andy Waller, Zimbabwean cricketer (big-hitting Zimbabwe batsman-1992 World Cup), born in Salisbury, Rhodesia
  • Sep 26 Rich Gedman, American baseball player
  • Sep 27 Beth Heiden, American 3000m speed skater (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Sep 28 Todd Worrell, American baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Arcadia, California
  • 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)