On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1905 Cubs Jack McCarthy becomes only major league player to throw out 3 runners at plate in 1 game, all were ends of a double play
  • 1912 1st homerun hit at Fenway Park (Hugh Bradley, Red Sox)
  • 1931 Lou Gehrig hits a HR but is called out for passing a runner, mistake costs him AL home run crown; he & Babe Ruth tie for season
  • 1935 Frank Boucher is given NHL's Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship permanently for winning it 7 of 11 years
  • 1941 A tradition begins, 1st organ at a baseball stadium (Chicago Cubs)
  • 1950 Last horse race at Havre de Grace Track in Md, is run
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1874 J H "Biddy" Anderson, cricketer (one Test South Africa v Australia 1902)
  • 1897 Eddie Eagan, American sportsman (d. 1967)
  • 1898 Edward PF Eagan, boxer (Oly-gold-20)/bobsledder (Oly-gold-32), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1900 Hack Wilson, American baseball player (d. 1948)
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1932 Bill Lockwood, cricketer (43 wickets in 12 Tests for England), dies
  • 1944 Violette Morris, French athlete (b. 1893)
  • 1958 Joe Small, cricketer (WI all-rounder in 1928 series), dies
  • 1982 Ville Ritola, Finnish 5/10km runner (Olympic-gold-1924, 28), dies
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