Events in Sport in April 1969

  • 1st Seattle Pilots trade minor league outfielder Lou Piniella to Royals

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2nd Milwaukee Bucks sign (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor)

  • 7th Dodgers' Bill Singer is credited with 1st official save, against Reds

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7th Ted Williams begins managing Wash Senators, they lose to Yanks 8-4

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 8th 1st Baseball game in Canada - Mont Expos beats NY Mets 10-9
  • 8th Expansion teams Royals, Expos, Padres & Pilots win their 1st games
  • 9th Chic Cub Billy Williams hits 4 consecutive doubles beat Phillies 11-3
  • 12th Simon & Garfunkel releases "Boxer"
  • 13th 33rd Masters Golf Tournament: George Archer wins, shooting a 281
  • 14th 1st major league baseball game outside US played (Montreal Canada)
  • 17th Mont Expos Bill Stoneman no-hits Phillies, 7-0

Sport awardGolf Tournament

20th Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 21st 73rd Boston Marathon: Yoshiaki Unetani of Japan 1st man in 2:13:49 and Sara Mae Berman of United States 1st woman in 3:22:46

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

22nd Joe Frazier KOs Dave Zyglewick in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 22nd Robin Knox-Johnston ends 312 day non-stop sailing

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23rd LA Laker Jerry West scores 53 points

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West
  • 27th Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational
  • 30th Cin Red Jim Maloney 3rd no-hitter beats Houston Astros, 10-0