On This Day in Sport for August 19

Events in Sport

  • 1900 Start of the one & only olympic cricket match, in Paris
  • 1903 Philadelphia Phillies suffer record 9th straight postponed game
  • 1909 Indianapolis 500 race track opens
  • 1917 Sunday benefit baseball game at Polo Grounds results in John McGraw & Christy Mathewson's arrest for violating Blue laws

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1921 Ty Cobb, is 4th to get 3,000 hits

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

Sport awardTennis Open

1922 36th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Helen Wills Moody (6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • 1932 46th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Jacobs beats Carolin Babcock Stark (6-2, 6-2)
  • 1934 Paul Runyan wins PGA golf tournament
  • 1945 Phillies Jimmie Foxx, 37, pitches 1st 7 innings vs Reds & wins
  • 1951 Bill Veeck (Cleveland Indians) sends Eddie Gaedel, a 3'7" little person, to pinch-hit
  • 1953 England regained cricket Ashes after winning series 1-0
  • 1955 US raises import duty on bicycles 50%
  • 1956 Fay Crocker wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open
  • 1957 NY Giants vote 8-1 to move their franchise to SF in 1958
  • 1962 Homer Blancos plays finest round in golf, shooting a 55

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1965 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney 2nd no-hitter of year beats Chicago Cubs, 1-0
  • 1969 Chicago Cub Ken Holtzman no-hits Atlanta Braves, 3-0
  • 1973 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA St Paul Golf Open
  • 1975 Astros hire Bill Virdon to replace Preston Gomez as manager
  • 1979 Sally wins LPGA Barth Golf Classic Little

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1980 George Brett ends hitting streak at 30

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1982 Renaldo Nehemiah of US sets record for 110 m hurdles, 12.93 sec
  • 1983 LSU footballer Billy Cannon sentenced to 5 yrs for counterfeiting
  • 1983 Dodgers trade Dave Stewart & Ricky Wright to Texas for Rick Honeycut
  • 1984 66th PGA Championship: Lee Trevino shoots a 273 at Shoal Creek Ala

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1984 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1984 Sally Quinlan wins LPGA MasterCard Golf International Pro-Am
  • 1988 NY Rangers sign ex-Canadien great Guy LaFluer

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1990 Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1990 NY Yankee Kevin Mass is quickest to reach 14 HRs (approx 128 at bat)
  • 1992 Romesh Kaluwitharana scores 132 on Test Cricket debut (SL v Australia)
  • 1992 Sri Lanka make their highest cricket score ever 8-547 v Australia
  • 1993 34th Walker Cup: US, 19-5
  • 1993 Sally Gunnell runs women's world record 400m hurdles (52.74")
  • 1995 Bruce Seldon TKOs Joe Hipp in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995 Mike Tyson returns to the ring & DQs Peter McNeeley in 38 seconds

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1997 NY Yank 3rd baseman Wade Boggs pitches a scoreless inning vs Anaheim
  • 2001 83rd PGA Championship: David Toms shoots a 265 at Atlanta Athletic Club

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1859 Charles Comiskey, 1st basemen/manager (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1914 Lajos Baróti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1931 Willie Shoemaker, jockey (won 8,833 of 40,350 starts)
  • 1934 Bill Cleary, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1934 Renee Richards, [Richard Rankind], trans-sexual tennis player
  • 1935 Bobby Richardson, SC, 2nd baseman (NY Yankees)
  • 1938 Valentin Mankin, USSR, finn class yachtsman (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1945 Jane Blalock, champion golfer
  • 1947 Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (d. 2007)
  • 1950 Graeme Beard, cricketer (NSW medium-pace all-rounder 3 Tests 1980)
  • 1954 Oscar Larrauri, Argentine racing driver
  • 1955 Ned Yost, American baseball player and manager
  • 1956 Cindy Nelson, American skier (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • 1957 Paul-Jan Bakker, cricketer (Hampshire & Netherlands pace bowler)
  • 1957 Ian Gould, England cricketer
  • 1958 Gary Gaetti, Centralia IL, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1959 Ricky Pierce, NBA guard/forward (Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1960 Bobby Hebert, NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1960 Morten Andersen, NFL kicker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1960 Ron Darling, Hawaii, baseball pitcher (NY Mets)
  • 1961 Danuta Bartoszek, Pyrzyce Poland, Canadian marathoner (Olympics-96)
  • 1962 Kim Shipman, Athens PA, LPGA golfer (1995 LPGA Corning Classic-25th)
  • 1962 Nancy Ramsbottom, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall's-2nd), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1965 James Tomkins, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 Randy Baldwin, NFL running back (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1968 Nikolaos Kaklamanakis, Greek windsurfer
  • 1969 Scott Ford, Norbrooke Germany, golfer (1994 Trafalgar CPGA-2nd)
  • 1969 Kirk Herbstreit, American football analyst (College GameDay)
  • 1969 Kazuyoshi Tatsunami, Japanese baseball player
  • 1970 Scott Brumfield, NFL guard (Cin Bengals)
  • 1971 Mary Joe Fernandez, Dom Rep, US tennis star (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1971 João Vieira Pinto, Portuguese football player
  • 1972 Colleen Thornburn, softball catcher (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1972 Pierre Allard, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • 1972 Roberto Abbondanzieri, Argentine footballer
  • 1973 Roy Rogers, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 1973 Marco Materazzi, Italian footballer
  • 1977 Iban Mayo, Spanish cyclist
  • 1978 Chris Capuano, American baseball player (Pitcher), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1979 Oumar Kondé, Swiss footballer
  • 1980 Paul Parry, Welsh footballer
  • 1982 J. J. Hardy, American baseball player
  • 1982 Kevin Rans, Belgian pole vaulter
  • 1983 John McCargo, American football player
  • 1983 Mike Conway, British racing driver
  • 1984 Alessandro Matri, Italian footballer
  • 1984 Ryan Taylor, English footballer
  • 1986 Saori Kimura, Japanese volleyball player
  • 1987 Richard Stearman, English footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • 1975 Jim Londos, wrestler (b. 1897)
  • 1976 Ken Wadsworth, cricketer (Exciting NZ keeper), dies of cancer at 29
  • 1982 August Neo, Estonian wrestler (b. 1908)
  • 2016 Nina Ponomareva Romaschkova, Soviet discus thrower (Olympic gold 1952, 60), involved in shoplift scandal, dies at 87