On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1857 World's first soccer club, Sheffield F C, founded in Yorkshire, England
  • 1889 Softball rules adopted by Mid Winter Indoor Baseball League
  • 1913 Joe Tinker fired as Cincinnati Reds manager
  • 1935 Judge Landis fines umpire George Moriarty, Cubs manager Charlie Grimm & Chicago players W English, B Jurges & B Herman for actions in World Series
  • 1939 Joe DiMaggio wins AL MVP, Jimmie Foxx is runner-up
  • 1940 Japan eliminates US terms (strike, play ball) from baseball
  • 1954 Britain's Mike Hawthorne wins season ending Spanish Grand Prix at Pedralbes; Argentine Maserati driver Juan Manuel Fangio takes second FIA World Championship of Drivers title by 17 points from countryman José Froilán González
  • 1957 Cincinnati Redlegs decline to move to Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City
More Events in Sport

Weddings in Sport

  • 2013 Country music singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe (27) weds MLB pitcher John Danks (28) at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee