On This Day in Sport for August 13

Events in Sport

  • 1906 Cub's Pitcher Jack Taylor ends a string of completing 202 games (187 complete, 15 relief) by Dodgers in 3rd inning

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1908 Cy Young Day in Boston, he pitches briefly against an All-Star team

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1910 Dodgers & Pirates play to 8-8 tie, both have 38 at bats, 13 hits, 12 assists, 2 errors, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 pass ball & 1 hit by pitch
  • 1917 Phillies steal 5 bases in an inning against Braves
  • 1920 24th US Golf Open: Ted Ray shoots a 295 at Inverness Club in Ohio
  • 1931 Cincinnati Red Tony Cuccinello goes 6 for 6
  • 1932 Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing homers & wins game 1-0 in 10 tying
  • 1933 16th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Blue Mound CC Milwaukee
  • 1933 Jacques van Egmond becomes world champion amateur cyclist
  • 1948 Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game
  • 1950 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship
  • 1954 21st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 31, All-Stars 6 (93,470)
  • 1958 Indians' right fielder Rocky Colavito makes his pitching debut, hurling 3 hitless innings, Detroit 3, Cleveland 2

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1961 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Kansas City Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963 Dave DeBusschere pitches a shutout against the Cleveland Indians

NBA Forward and MLB Player Dave DeBusschere
NBA Forward and MLB Player
Dave DeBusschere
  • 1972 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Pabst Ladies Golf Classic
  • 1975 Viv Richards out for 291 v England at Cricket, at the Oval
  • 1978 Judy wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic Rankin
  • 1981 Mary Terstegge Meagher swims world record 200m butterfly (2:05.96)
  • 1988 Boston Red Sox win AL record 24 straight home games
  • 1988 US beats Jamaica 5-1 in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup

Sport awardGolf Major

1989 71st PGA Championship: Payne Stewart shoots 276 at Kemper Lakes GC Ill

  • 1991 Michael Ray Barrowman swims world record 200m breaststroke (2:10.60)
  • 1991 Test Cricket debut of Mike Whitney for Australia versus England at Old Trafford

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1993 4th World Championships in Athletics open at Stuttgart, Germany

Sport awardGolf Major

1995 77th PGA Championship: Steve Elkington shoots a 267 at Riviera Calif

Golfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington
Golfer and PGA Champion
Steve Elkington

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1995 Beth Daniels wins LPGA PING Welch's Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1995 5th World Championships in Athletics close at Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1997 Boston Red Sox trade Mike Stanley back to the NY Yankees
  • 1997 SD Padres trade Rickey Henderson to Anaheim Angels
  • 2004 28th Olympic Games opens at Athens, Greece
  • 2012 Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus is stripped of her shot-put gold medal after failing a drugs test

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2016 American swimmer Michael Phelps ends his career at Rio Olympics winning 4x100 medley relay, his 23rd Gold medal, as world's most decorated Olympian

  • 2017 99th PGA Championship: Justin Thomas wins his first major by 2 shots with a three-under 68 at Quail Hollow, North Carolina

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1841 Unaarrimin, cricketer (played cricket as Johnny Mullagh)
  • 1884 Harry Dean, England cricketer (d. 1957)
  • 1898 Jean Borota, French tennis champ (35 Wimbledons between 1922-64)
  • 1909 Wilhelmina Von Bremen, US 4X100 relay sprinter (Olympic gold 1932)

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1912 Ben Hogan, American PGA golfer (US Open 1950, 51, 53), born in Stephenville, Texas (d. 1997)

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • 1917 Sid Gordon, American baseball player (d. 1975)
  • 1930 Wilmer David Mizell, American baseball player and politician, born in Vinegar Bend, Alabama (d. 1999)
  • 1931 Norman Read, New Zealand 50K walker (Olympic gold 1956)
  • 1934 Gary Davidson, US sports league founder (ABA, WHA, WFL)
  • 1935 Mudcat Grant, American baseball player
  • 1941 Jim Barnes, Tuckerton Ark, basketball player (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1943 Gary Ilman, American 100m freestyle (Olympic-4th-1964)
  • 1944 Divina Galica, British athlete and racing driver
  • 1945 Robin Jackman, cricketer (England medium-pacer early eighties)
  • 1949 Bobby Clarke, Manitoba, NHL player/coach (Philadelphia Flyer)
  • 1951 Gwen Cheeseman, field hockey goalie (Oly-bronze-1984), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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1955 Betsy King, American LPGA golfer (1990 US Women's Open), born in Reading, Pennsylvania

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1955 Keith Ahlers, British racing driver
  • 1955 Hideo Fukuyama, Japanese racing driver
  • 1958 David W Feherty, Bangor N Ireland, PGA golfer (1994 New England-2nd)
  • 1959 Bruce French, cricketer (England wicketkeeper in 16 Tests 1986-88)
  • 1959 Tom Niedenfuer, American baseball player
  • 1961 Bettine Vriesekoop, Dutch table tennis star
  • 1961 Neil Mallender, cricketer (England pace bowler in two Tests 1992)
  • 1962 Adam Kase, Socorro NM, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Alberta Open-3rd)
  • 1963 Elizabeth Bourland, Costa Rica, US 3x20 rifle (Olympics-7th-1996)
  • 1964 Jay Buhner, Nassau TX, outfielder (Seattle Mariners, NY Yankees)
  • 1964 Tom Prince, Kankakee IL, catcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1965 Cris Dishman, NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers, Wash Redskins)
  • 1965 Leo Groenewegen, CFL guard (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1965 Mark Lemke, infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Utica, New York
  • 1966 Glenn Donald Hamilton, New Zealand beach volleyball player (Olympics-96), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 1966 Shayne Corson, NHL forward (Team Canada Oly-1998, Montreal)
  • 1967 Taro Tan, 65 kg judoka (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1967 Tracy Rogers, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1968 Joe Garten, WLAF corner/guard (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1968 William Thomas, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1969 Alex Fernandez, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1969 Midori Ito, ice skater (Oly-silver-92), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1970 Elvis Grbac, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers, KC Chiefs)
  • 1970 Tim Watson, NFL/WLAF safety (Raiders, Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1970 Alan Shearer, English footballer
  • 1971 Camille Thompson, Salmon Arm BC, basketball center (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Chad Cota, NFL safety (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1971 Marcus Ragnarsson, Ostervala SWE, NHL defenseman (SJ Sharks, Sweden)
  • 1971 Ron Dickerson, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores, London Monarchs)
  • 1971 Patrick Carpentier, Quebec race car driver
  • 1972 Lisa Kiggens, LPGA golfer (1994 Rochester International), born in Salinas, California
  • 1973 Armon Williams, safety/linebacker (Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1973 Sherman Williams, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1973 Eric Medlen, American drag racer and rodeo star (d. 2007)
  • 1974 Jarrod Washburn, American baseball player
  • 1975 Jason Gleasman, 220 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-1996), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1977 Michael Klim, Polish Australian swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • 1978 Benjani Mwaruwari, Zimbabwean footballer
  • 1979 Román Colón, Dominican baseball player
  • 1979 Corey Patterson, American baseball player
  • 1982 Shani Davis, American speed skater
  • 1983 Ľubomír Michalík, Slovakian footballer
  • 1983 Ales Hemsky, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1984 Niko Kranjčar, Croatian footballer
  • 1984 Boone Logan, American baseball player
  • 1984 Heath Pearce, American soccer player
  • 1986 Joseph Lapira, American soccer player

Deaths in Sport

  • 1956 Harry Donnan, cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1891-96), dies
  • 1972 George Wiess, General Manager (NY Yankees), dies at 78
  • 1974 Hugo Yarnold, cricketer (Umpire in 3 Tests for England), dies
  • 1989 Tim Richmond, race car driver (won 13 NASCAR races), dies of AIDS at 34
  • 1992 Clifford Allison, US stock-car racer, dies in an accident

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1995 Mickey Mantle, American baseball great (NY Yankees), dies of cancer at 63

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1996 Tom Mees, ESPN sports anchors (NHL), drowns at 46
  • 2001 Otto Stuppacher, Austrian racing driver (b. 1947)
  • 2006 Payao Poontarat, Thai Olympic boxer (b. 1957)
  • 2007 Phil Rizzuto, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1917)
  • 2012 Johnny Pesky, American baseball player and manager, dies at 92