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Events in Sport in September 1930

  • Sep 6 Brooklyn Dodgers beat Phillies 22-8
  • Sep 12 Brooklyn catcher Al Lopez hits major league's last recorded bounce HR

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Sep 13 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 20,000m (1:04:38.4)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Sep 13 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Fresh Meadow CC: American based Scotsman Tommy Armour defeats Gene Sarazen 1-up in the final for the second of his 3 major titles
  • Sep 13 Winnipeg Rugby Football Club 1st game, loses to St John's Rugby, 7-3
  • Sep 13 50th US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills NY: John Doeg beats Frank Shields 10-8, 1-6, 6-4, 16-14 for his lone major singles title
  • Sep 14 Detroit Lions (as Portsmouth Spartans) play 1st NFL game, win 13-6
  • Sep 16 Phillies trailing 10-5, score 5 in 9th, then Pirates score 4 in top of 10th, so Phillies score 5 in bottom of 10th to win 15-14
  • Sep 18 Enterprise (US) beats Shamrock V (UK) in 15th America's Cup
  • Sep 18 NY Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing hits 2 HRs to beat St Louis Browns, 7-6
  • Sep 24 Portsmouth beats Brooklyn in 1st NFL game played under floodlights
  • Sep 25 Roger Hornsby replaces Joe McCarthy as Cubs manager

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 27 US Amateur Championship Men's Golf, Merion GC: Bobby Jones scores an 8 & 7 win over Eugene V. Homans to win his 5th National Amateur title and clinch golf's Grand Slam

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • Sep 27 White Sox 1st baseman Bud Clancy didn't handle ball at all in a 9 inning game vs St Louis Browns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 28 Lou Gehrig's errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig