On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1845 1st baseball team, NY Knickerbockers organize, adopt rule code
  • 1868 9th British Golf Open: Tom Morris, Jr. shoots a 154 at Prestwick Golf Club (three shots better than his father, Tom Morris, Sr.)
  • 1873 Tom Allen beats Mike McCale for Heavyweight Boxing title
  • 1892 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Harold Hilton wins by 3 shots from amateur John Ball, Sandy Herd & Hugh Kirkaldy
  • 1908 Giant Fred (Bonehead) Merkle fails to touch 2nd, causes 3rd out in 9th & disallows winning run (game ends tied, Cubs win replay & pennant)
  • 1914 Reds drop their 19th straight game, then beat Boston Braves
  • 1925 Washington shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh is named AL MVP
  • 1926 Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
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Birthdays in Sport

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1910 H J H "Tup" Scott, cricketer (Australian Test captain 1886), dies
  • 1950 Sam Barry, American basketball player and coach (b. 1892)
  • 1978 Lyman Bostock, outfielder (Angels), shot & killed at 27
  • 1992 Bernice Gera, American 1st female baseball umpire (1969 NY-Penn League), dies of cancer at 61
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1989 Tennis Ace Zina Garrison (25) weds businessman Willard Jackson (25) at the Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston