On This Day

Events in Sport in September 1921

  • Sep 3 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, NYC, NY: Americans Watson Washburn & William Norris beat Japanese pair Ichiya Kumagae & Zenzo Shimizuto 6-2, 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 for 3-0 lead; ends 5-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 5 Walter Johnson sets MLB strikeout mark at 2,287

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Sep 19 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Germantown CC, Philadelphia: Bill Tilden successfully defends title; beats Wallace F. Johnson 6-1, 6-3, 6-1
  • Sep 26 Yankee Ruth hits HRs 57 & 58 to beat Indians 8-7
  • Sep 27 MLB NY Yankees beat Cleveland Indians 21-7 at Polo Grounds, NYC
  • Sep 27 American swimmer Johnny Weismuller sets his first 2 world records in the 100m and 150yd freestyle events the A.A.U. Nationals meet in Brighton Beach, NY

Sport awardPGA Championship

Sep 28 4th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Inwood CC Far Rockaway NY

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen