On This Day

Year 1904 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Apr 21 Ty Cobb makes his pro debut for Augusta (South Atlantic League)
  • May 5 Cy Young pitches the first perfect game in "modern" baseball as the Boston Americans beat Philadelphia Athletics, 3-0

Sports Stars Who Died in 1904

  • Jan 9 Alfred Richard, cricketer (6 & 0 in only Test for S Af 1895-96), dies
  • Jun 3 Vincent Tancred, South African cricketer (Bernard & Louis bro, Test for S A), commits suicide at 28
  • Jun 19 Mungo Park, Scottish golfer (British Open 1874), dies of pernicious anemia at 67
  • Jun 29 Tom Emmett, England cricket fast bowler (7 Tests, famous roundarm action), dies at 62
  • Aug 12 William Renshaw, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1881-6, 89), dies of epileptic convulsions at 43

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