On This Day

April 1903 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Apr 20 7th Boston Marathon won by Irishman John Lorden in 2:41:29.8
  • Apr 22 Highlanders (Yankees) 1st game in New York at Hilltop Park vs Washington Senators, lose 3-1 before 11,950
  • Apr 23 NY Highlanders (Yankees) win their 2nd game beating Washington Senators 7-2
  • Apr 27 1st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out, Philadelphia A's win 6-0
  • Apr 30 NY Highlanders (Yankees) 1st home game, (Hilltop Park-168th St & Broadway, Manhattan), they beat Washington Senators, 6-2

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 6 Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher (.320 avg)
  • Apr 16 Paul Waner, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (NL MVP 1927; NL batting champion 1927, 34, 36; MLB All-Star 1933–35, 37; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Harrah, Oklahoma (d. 1965)
  • Apr 17 Morgan Taylor, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 1924; bronze 1928, 32), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 1975)
  • Apr 22 Daphne Akhurst Cozens, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship singles 1925, 26, 28, 29, 30), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1933)
  • Apr 24 Mike Michalske, American football NFL guard (NY Yankees, Green Bay Packers), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1983)