August 1957 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1st Gil Hodges hits his NL record 13th career grand slam (Last by Bkln)

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • 1st Glen Gorbous throws a baseball a record 136 m (445'10")
  • 5th Bkln Sports Authority gets an engineering report on 50,000-seat stadium in downtown area for estimated $207 million
  • 9th 24th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Giants 22, All-Stars 12 (75,000)
  • 11th Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Golf Open
  • 17th Richie Ashburn fouls and hits fan Alice Roth twice in the same time at bat, 1st hit breaks her nose, 2nd one hits her while she is on the stretcher
  • 18th Amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252'4½")
  • 18th Betty Dodd wins LPGA Colonial Golf Open
  • 19th NY Giants vote 8-1 to move their franchise to SF in 1958
  • 20th Chicago White Sox Bob Keegan no-hits Washington Senators, 6-0

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

22nd Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 24th English soccer player Jimmy Greaves' (17) 1st game for Chelsea

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1st Glen Gorbous, Canada, longest throw of a regulation baseball (445'10")
  • 2nd Stephen Kelly Petterson, Smallbore rifle (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 4th John Wark, Scottish footballer
  • 6th Bob Horner, American baseball player
  • 7th Alexander Dityatin, Leningrad, Russia, Soviet gymnast (3-time Olympic Champion)
  • 14th Gino Hernandez, American wrestler (d. 1986)
  • 19th Paul-Jan Bakker, cricketer (Hampshire & Netherlands pace bowler)
  • 19th Ian Gould, England cricketer
  • 20th Cindy Nicholas, Canada, swimmer (swam English Channel 19 times)
  • 20th Mike Dodd, Manhattan Beach CA beach volleyballer (Olympics-silver-96)
  • 20th Scott Ayakatubby, beach volleyball champ
  • 22nd Randy Romero, Garden City NY, jockey (Breeder's Cup 1987-89)
  • 23rd Tasos Mitropoulos, Greek footballer and politician
  • 25th Sikander Bakht, cricketer (Pakistani change bowler late 70's)
  • 26th Alex Trevino, catcher (LA Dodgers)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

26th Rick Hansen, Canadian paraplegic athlete (3 gold medals), born in Port Alberni, British Columbia

Paralympian and Philanthropist Rick Hansen
Paralympian and Philanthropist
Rick Hansen

Person of interestPerson of Interest

27th Bernhard Langer, German golfer (two-time Masters champion), born in Anhausen, West Germany

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • 29th Therese Hession, LPGA golfer
  • 29th Jerry D. Bailey, American racing jockey
  • 31st Tom Candiotti, Walnut creek CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 31st Colm O'Rourke, Former Gaelic footballer and Current panelist

Deaths in Sport

  • 21st Nels Stewart, professional ice hockey player (b. 1902)