August 1906 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 2 Chicago White Sox begin AL record 19 game win streak
  • Aug 3 Washington National's pitcher Tom Hughes hits HR to win his own game 1-0 in 10th
  • 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 26th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Clothier beats 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-born tennis player and coach (d. 1985)
  • Aug 25 Jim Smith[Cedric Ivan James Smith], English cricketer, born in Corsham, Wiltshire, England (d. 1979)