Events in Sport in September 1922

  • Sep 1 NYC law requires all "pool" rooms to change name to "billiards"

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Sep 4 Finnish super athlete Paavo Nurmi runs a 2000m world record 5:26.3 in Tampere, Finland

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Sep 5 17th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in New York (4-1)
  • Sep 15 Catcher Butch Henline is 1st NLer to hit 3 HRs in a game since 1897
  • Sep 16 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia: Bill Tilden wins 3rd straight US title; beats Bill Johnston 4-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4
  • Sep 17 Cyclist Piet Moeskops becomes world sprint champ