On This Day in Sport for August 10

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1888 NY Giant pitcher Tim Keefe sets a 19 game win streak record

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe
Major League Baseball Pitcher
Tim Keefe
  • 1900 1st Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles at Longwood Cricket Club in Boston, Massachusetts (3-0)
  • 1901 Chicago White Sox Frank Isbell strands record 11 teammate base runners

Sport awardTennis Open

1933 47th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Jacobs beats Helen Wills Moody (8-6, 3-6, 3-0, ret.)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1934 Babe Ruth announces this is his final season as full time player

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1944 Braves Red Barrett throws only 58 pitches to shut out Cincinnati Reds 2-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948 Bradman scores 133* Aust v Lancashire, 216 mins, 17 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1949 Ezzard Charles TKOs Gus Lesnevich in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1952 Louise Suggs wins LPGA All American Women Golf Tournament

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1954 Sir Gordon Richards retires as a jockey with record 4,870 wins
  • 1956 23rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 26, All-Stars 0 (75,000)
  • 1958 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Macktown Golf Open
  • 1968 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Concord Golf Open
  • 1969 Don Sutton breaks his 13-game losing streak to Cubs with a 4-2 win
  • 1969 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Stroh's-WBLY Golf Open
  • 1971 16 baseball researchers form Society for American Baseball Research
  • 1974 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Colgate-European American Golf Open

Sport awardGolf Major

1975 57th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 276 at Firestone Akron

  • 1977 Phillies & Expos play a doubleheader that ends at 3:23 AM
  • 1980 62nd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 274 at Oak Hill NY

Sport awardGolf Major

1980 8th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Pat Bradley

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981 Pete Rose, 3,631 career hit, breaks Stan Musial's NL hit record

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983 1st World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in Men's Long Jump

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 1984 Mary Decker trips on heel of Zola Budd during 3,000m Olympic run
  • 1985 Uno Lindstron of Sweden juggles a soccer ball 13.11 miles

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1986 Betsy King wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1986 Pitcher Bob Forsch grand slams to lead Cards to a 5-4 win over Pirates
  • 1987 Kevin Gross is 2nd pitcher in 8 days to be ejected for scuffing ball
  • 1988 Matt Biondi swims world record 100m free style (48.42 sec)
  • 1989 A's bat out of order against White Sox in 3rd inning
  • 1989 Australia 0-301 at end of day one, 5th Test Cricket at Trent Bridge
  • 1991 NFL sportscaster Paul Maquire suffers a heart attack at 53
  • 1995 Dodgers leading 2-1 in 9th forfeit game to Cards, fans become unruly
  • 1997 36th Walker Cup: US, 18-6
  • 1997 Anaheim Angels Tony Phillips arrested for purchasing cocaine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 Atlanta Braves sign Greg Maddux to record 5 year, $575 Million deal

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • 1997 Deb Richard wins LPGA Friendly's Classic
  • 1997 Vijay Singh of Fiji wins Buick Open at the Warwick Hills Golf
  • 1997 6th World Championships in Athletics close at Athens, Greece
  • 2008 90th PGA Championship: Pádraig Harrington shoots a 277 at Oakland Hills Country Club
  • 2013 14th World Championships in Athletics open at Moscow, Russia
  • 2014 96th PGA Championship: Rory McIlroy shoots a 268 at Valhalla Golf Club

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1874 James (Tod) Sloan, jockey, created monkey crouch riding style
  • 1889 Irene Steer, England, 4 X 100m relay swimmers (Olympic gold 1912)
  • 1895 Hammy Love, Former Australian cricketer (d. 1969)
  • 1897 Edward Gourdin, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1924) and jurist, born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1966)
  • 1900 Arthur Porritt, New Zealand 100m sprinter (Olympic bronze 1924)
  • 1908 Gabrielle Keiller, collector/golfer
  • 1908 Adelino ("Billy") Gonsalves, American soccer player (d. 1977)
  • 1912 Romain Maes, Belgian bicylist (Tour de France 1935)
  • 1914 Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver (d. 1973)
  • 1920 William "Red" Holzman, NBA coach (NY Knickerbockers, 754 wins)
  • 1923 Fred Ridgway, England cricket pace bowler (1951-52 Indian tour)
  • 1933 Bill Nieder, shot putter, (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1933 Rocky Colavito, baseball player (Hit 4 HRs in a game), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1937 Lucinda Williams, US sprinter (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1941 Anita Lonsbrough, England, 200m backstroke swimmer (Oly-gold-1960)
  • 1943 Shafqat Rana, Pakistani cricket batsman (5 Tests 1964-69)
  • 1947 Alan Ward, England cricket pace bowler (1969-76)
  • 1948 Pal Gerevich, Hungarian fencer (Olympic bronze 1972, 80)
  • 1951 Maria Combs, LPGA golfer
  • 1955 Marja-Liisa Hamalainen, Finnish cross country skier (Oly-gold-1984)
  • 1956 Dianne Fromhottz, Balestrat Australia, tennis star
  • 1956 Tugboat, [Fred Ottman], WWF wrestler
  • 1958 Jack Richards, English cricket wicket-keeper (mid-80's)
  • 1960 [James] Kenneth Perry, American PGA golfer (1991 Memorial), born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky
  • 1964 Andy Stankiewicz, infielder (NY Yankees, Montreal Expos), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1965 Carolyn Schuwalow, Australian distance runner (Olympics-96)
  • 1965 John Starks, NBA guard (NY Knicks)
  • 1965 Patricia Spurgin, US scherpschutser (Olympics-gold-1984)
  • 1965 Mike E. Smith, American jockey
  • 1966 Gerald Williams, outfielder (NY Yankees), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1967 Carlos Briceno, Fountain Valley, CA, beach volleyball (Oly-br-92, 96)
  • 1967 Lori Tatum, LPGA golfer
  • 1967 Peter Murphy, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 Reinout Scholte, cricketer (Netherlands batsman 1996 World Cup)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1967 Riddick Bowe, Heavyweight boxing champion (Olympic silver 1988), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1967 Philippe Albert, Belgian former footballer
  • 1968 Alex Andrievski, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Oly-98)
  • 1968 Jennifer Horton, Dover NJ, team handball goalie (Olympics-92, 96)
  • 1968 Michel Doesburg, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1968 Miroslav Mosner, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • 1968 Moe Gardner, NFL nose tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1969 Iain Fraser, Scarborough, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1970 Brendon Julian, cricketer (in NZ Australian left-arm quickie 1993-)
  • 1970 Bret Hedican, St-paul, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
  • 1970 Gino Torretta, quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1992, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1971 Craig Newsome, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1971 Martin Quinney, Quesnel BC, Canada Tour golfer (1994 Glen Meadows-2nd)
  • 1971 Mike Morreale, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1971 Paul Newlove, rugby league player
  • 1971 Roy Keane, soccer player
  • 1971 Sal Fasano, catcher (KC Royals), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971 Mario César Kindelán Mesa, Cuban boxer
  • 1972 Lawrence Dallaglio, English rugby union footballer
  • 1973 Jessica Grieco, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1973 Lisa Raymond, tennis star (1995 Indian Wells doubles), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • 1973 Mark Doubleday, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996)
  • 1973 Sherriden May, NFL fullback (NY Jets)
  • 1973 Javier Zanetti, Argentinian footballer
  • 1974 Dave Fiore, tackle (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1974 Miro Simonovic, hockey goaltender (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • 1974 Walt Harris, cornerback (Chicago Bears)
  • 1974 David Sommeil, French footballer
  • 1974 Luis Marín, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1975 Lise Mackie, Te Kuiti NZ, Australian swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • 1976 Michael Depoli, American wrestler
  • 1977 Danny Griffin, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1978 Daniel Allsopp, Australian footballer
  • 1978 Chris Read, British cricketer and captain of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, born in Paignton, England
  • 1979 Yannick Schroeder, French racing driver
  • 1979 Dinusha Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1981 Taufik Hidayat, Indonesian Badminton Player
  • 1983 Alexander Perezhogin, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1983 Mathieu Roy, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1985 Roy O'Donovan, Irish footballer
  • 1989 Ben Sahar, Israeli footballer
  • 1989 Sam Gagner, Canadian ice hockey player

Weddings in Sport

  • 2002 "Baywatch" actress Angelica Bridges (28) weds Canadian hockey player Sheldon Souray (26) at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Deaths in Sport

  • 1902 George Vernon, cricketer (scored 11* & 3 in only England Test), dies
  • 1958 Frank Demaree, baseball player (b. 1910)
  • 1962 Ted Husing, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), dies at 60
  • 1965 Rayford Robinson, cricketer (Test Aust v England 1937), dies
  • 1976 Bert Oldfield, cricketer (54 Tests, 52 stumpings), dies
  • 1994 Kay Petre, early racing driver, dies at 91
  • 2000 Gilbert Parkhouse, Former England cricketer (b. 1925)
  • 2001 Lou Boudreau, American baseball player and manager (b. 1917)
  • 2010 Adam Stansfield, Professional footballer who played for Exeter City F.C. (b. 1978)
  • 2015 Elzie "Buddy" Baker, American NASCAR driver, dies at 74