April 1901 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 19 5th Boston Marathon won by Jim Caffrey of Canada in 2:29:23.6
  • Apr 25 Erve Beck hits American League's 1st home run
  • Apr 25 In last of 9th, Detroit Tigers, trailing by 13-4, score 10 runs to win one of greatest comebacks in baseball (1st game in Detroit)
  • Apr 28 Cleveland's Bock Baker gives up a record 23 singles as White Sox beat Blues (Cleveland Blues!) 13-1
  • Apr 29 27th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on His Eminence wins in 2:07.75

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 14 Alfred West, champion cyclist/record hair splitter (17 splits)
  • Apr 15 Joe Davis, English snooker/billiards-world champ (1927-46)