On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1853 1st round-the-world trip by yacht (Cornelius Vanderbilt)
  • 1903 Bill Bradley becomes 1st Cleveland baseball player (Cleveland Naps) to hit for cycle
  • 1906 St Louis Card Stony McGlynn no-hits Dodgers, 1-1 in 7 inning game
  • 1908 Robert B Rhoads becomes 1st Cleveland pitcher (Cleveland Naps) to toss a no-hit game, Cleveland 2, Boston 1
  • 1919 Babe Ruth sets season homer mark at 28 off of Yankee Bob Shawkey
  • 1927 NHL's Toronto St Patricks become Maple Leafs
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1871 Lottie Dod, English athlete (d. 1960)
  • 1884 Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (d. 1963)
  • 1890 Mike Gonz├ílez, baseball player (d. 1977)
  • 1894 Tommy Armour, Anglo-American golfer (d. 1968)
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1896 Percy McDonnell, cricketer (19 Tests 1880-88, 3 centuries), dies
  • 1919 Frank Laver, cricketer (15 Tests for Aust 1899-1909), dies
  • 1933 Mike Donlin, baseball player (b. 1878)
  • 2008 Mickey Vernon, American baseball player (b. 1918)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1948 American Major League Baseball outfielder Ty Cobb (61) weds Frances Cass (40)