On This Day

August 1906 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Aug 1 Brooklyn Superbas MLB pitcher Harry McIntire no-hits Pittsburgh for 10 2/3 innings but loses in 13th, 1-0 on an unearned run
  • Aug 2 Chicago White Sox beat Boston Americans, 3-0 to start AL record 19 game MLB win streak
  • Aug 3 Washington Nationals' Tom Hughes becomes first MLB pitcher to win a 1-0 extra innings game off his own home run in 10th v St. Louis Browns
  • Aug 13 Cub's Pitcher Jack Taylor ends a string of completing 202 games (187 complete, 15 relief) by Dodgers in 3rd inning
  • Aug 23 Chicago White Sox win 19th straight, beating Washington Senators
  • Aug 24 Cincinnati Red John Weimer no-hits Dodgers, 1-0 in 7 inning game
  • Aug 29 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: William Clothier beats defending champion Beals Wright 6-3, 6-0, 6-4
  • Aug 30 Hal Chase becomes 1st NY Yankee to hit three triples in a game

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 6 Ken Strong, NFL, AFL halfback (Staten Island, NY Yanks, NY Giants)
  • Aug 12 Harry Hopman, Australian tennis player, coach (Davis Cup captain 1939-67, won 16), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1985)
  • Aug 20 Henry Austin, British tennis player (3-time Grand Slam runner-up), born in London, England (d.2000)
  • Aug 25 Jim Smith, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests), born in Corsham, Wiltshire (d. 1979)
  • Aug 26 Ceferino Garcia, Filipino boxer (World Middleweight champion 1939-40), born in Naval, Biliran, Philippine Islands (d. 1981)
  • Aug 28 Klaas Schenk, Dutch speed skating coach (1952, 56, 60 Winter Olympics; father of triple gold medallist Ard), born in Wieringerwaard, Hollands Kroon, Netherlands (d. 1983)