On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1858 Fee 1st charged to see a baseball game (50 cents) (NY beats Bkln 22-18)
  • 1878 2nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Frank Hadow beats S Gore (7-5- 6-1 9-7)
  • 1893 10th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley (6-8 6-1 6-4)
  • 1893 17th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Joshua Pim beats Wilfred Baddeley (3-6 6-1 6-3 6-2)
  • 1911 Boston Red Sox Smokey Joe Wood no-hits St Louis Browns, 5-0
  • 1912 Phillies Sherry Magee steals home twice in 1 game
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1893 Tom Kelly, cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1977-79, 64 runs), dies
  • 1908 Demetrius Vikelas, Greek author, president of the International Olympic Committee (b. 1835)
  • 1944 Heinz Burns, German (Olympic-gold-1936), dies in bombing
  • 1945 Arthur Seccull, South African cricketer (Test v England 1896), dies
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