April 1897 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Apr 19 1st Boston Marathon won by John J. McDermott in 2:55:10. Becomes the world's oldest annual marathon.

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 10 Ross Youngs, American baseball player, born in Shiner, Texas (d. 1927)

Person of interestEddie Eagan

Apr 26 Eddie Eagan, American boxer (Olympic gold 1920) and bobsledder (Olympic gold 1932), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1967)

Boxer and Bobsledder Eddie Eagan
Boxer and Bobsledder
Eddie Eagan