August 1957 in Sport

Events in Sport

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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
  • 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 Washignton 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 British 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, Auckland NZ, Smallbore rifle (Olympics-96)
  • 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, Port Alberni British Columbia, Canadian paraplegic athlete (3 gold medals)

Paralympian and Philanthropist Rick Hansen
Paralympian and Philanthropist
Rick Hansen

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

27th Bernhard Langer, Anhausen, German golfer (two-time Masters champion)

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)