On This Day

April 1898 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Apr 18 2nd Boston Marathon won by Canadian Ron McDonald in race record 2:42:00
  • Apr 21 Phillies' pitcher Bill Duggleby hits a grand slam on 1st at bat
  • Apr 22 Baltimore James Hughes no-hits Boston Braves 8-0
  • Apr 22 Cincinnati Red Theodore Breitenstein no-hits Pirates 11-0

Birthdays in Sport

Curly Lambeau

Apr 9 Curly Lambeau, American Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback, coach (founder, first coach Green Bay Packers), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin (d. 1965)

  • Apr 15 Harry F. V. Edward, British 100m/200m runner (Olympic bronze 1920), born in Berlin (d. 1973)
  • Apr 21 Steve Owen, American Pro Football Hall of Fame tackle (NY Giants) and coach (NFL C'ship 1927, 34, 38; NY Giants), born in Cleo Springs, Oklahoma (d. 1964)
  • Apr 25 Fred Haney, American baseball player, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (d. 1977)