August 1957 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Aug 1 Glen Gorbous throws a baseball a record 136 m (445'10")
  • Aug 5 Bkln Sports Authority gets an engineering report on 50,000-seat stadium in downtown area for estimated $207 million
  • Aug 9 24th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Giants 22, All-Stars 12 (75,000)
  • Aug 11 Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 17 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

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
  • Aug 18 Amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252'4½")
  • Aug 18 Betty Dodd wins LPGA Colonial Golf Open
  • Aug 19 NY Giants vote 8-1 to move their franchise to SF in 1958
  • Aug 20 Chicago White Sox Bob Keegan no-hits Washington Senators, 6-0

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Aug 22 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
  • Aug 24 English soccer player Jimmy Greaves' (17) 1st game for Chelsea

Birthdays in Sport

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 26 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

Aug 27 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
  • Aug 29 Therese Hession, LPGA golfer
  • Aug 29 Jerry D. Bailey, American racing jockey
  • Aug 31 Tom Candiotti, Walnut creek CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • Aug 31 Colm O'Rourke, Former Gaelic footballer and Current panelist

Deaths in Sport

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