On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1848 Baseball rules 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner
  • 1863 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Willie Park, Sr. wins his 2nd title; beats rival Tom Morris Sr. by 2 strokes
  • 1903 Phillies' Chick Fraser no-hits Chicago Cubs, 10-0
  • 1909 Largest paid baseball attendance (35,409), A's beat Tigers, 2-0 in Det
  • 1915 Boston Braves trounce St Louis Cardinals 20-1
  • 1926 US National Championship Men's Tennis: Frenchman RenĂ© Lacoste wins first of 2 straight US titles; beats countryman Jean Borotra 6-4, 6-0, 6-4
  • 1928 Cards beat Phillies for 20th of 22 games in 1928
  • 1929 Pirates loss to Braves & clinch NL pennant for the Cubs
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1908 Dickey Pearce, American baseball shortstop (pioneer shortstop position; introduced bunt) and manager (NY Mutuals, St. Louis Brown Stockings), dies at 72
  • 1944 Anthony Stefanich, British boxer and Army captain, killed in Arnhem at 27
  • 1953 Charles de Tornaco, Belgian racing driver, dies at 26
  • 1960 John Evans, English cricket batsman (1 Test) and author ('The Escaping Club'), dies at 71
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