On This Day

April 1898 in Sport

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


Person of interestCurly 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)

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • Apr 15 Harry F. V. Edward, British 100m/200m runner (Olympic bronze 1920), born in Berlin (d. 1973)
  • Apr 21 Steve Owen, American NFL tackle and coach (NY Giants), born in Cleo Springs, Oklahoma (d. 1964)
  • Apr 25 Fred Haney, American baseball player, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (d. 1977)