Events in Sport in September 1955

  • Sep 5 Dodger Don Newcombe hits NL pitcher record 7th HR of season
  • Sep 8 Earliest clinching of an NL pennant (Brooklyn Dodgers)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 9 Louise Suggs wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Sep 11 6th Formula One WDC: Juan Manuel Fangio wins by 16.5 points

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 75th U.S. Men's National Championship: Tony Trabert beats Ken Rosewall (9-7, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • Sep 11 69th U.S. Women's National Championship: Doris Hart beats Patricia Ward Hales (6-4, 6-2)
  • Sep 16 Bauer & Berra homer in 9th beating Red Sox 5-4 taking over 1st

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 16 Yankee Mickey Mantle pulls a hamstring muscle running out a bunt

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Sep 18 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Mile High Golf Open

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 18 Willie Mays hits record tying 9th HR at Ebbets Field (ties Joe Adcock)

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 19 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits record 5th grand slam of season

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 21 Rocky Marciano KOs Archie Moore in 9 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore
  • Sep 23 Yanks clinch pennant by beating Red Sox, 3-2
  • Sep 25 Detroit outfielder Al Kaline, 20, is youngest batting champ
  • Sep 25 Patty Berg wins LPGA Clock Golf Open
  • Sep 28 1st World Series color TV broadcast on NBC-TV (Yanks beat Dodgers)