On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1844 Canada defeats USA by 23 runs in the 1st cricket international
  • 1866 (Leonard W) Jerome Park opens in Bronx for horse racing
  • 1882 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence & Worcester)
  • 1908 Cubs' Ed Reulbach becomes only pitcher to throw doubleheader shutout
  • 1920 34th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Marion Zinderstein (6-3, 6-1)
  • 1926 9th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Salisbury Golf Club in Westbury, New York
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1887 May Sutton Bundy, Tennis champion and 1st American woman to win the singles title at Wimbledon in 1905, born in Plymouth, England (d. 1975)
  • 1905 Red Smith, sportscaster/columnist (Fight Talk), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • 1917 Johnny Sain, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 1918 Phil Rizzuto, American sportscaster/shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950), born in Brooklyn, New York
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Deaths in Sport

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