August 1908 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 6 St Louis Cardinals Johnny Lush pitches 2nd career no-hitter vs Brooklyn Superbas; wins, 2-0 (1st no-hitter 1906)
  • Aug 9 Tour de France: French road cyclist Lucien Petit-Breton successfully defends his title beating Fran├žois Faber of Luxembourg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 13 Cy Young Day in Boston, he pitches briefly against an All-Star team

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Aug 24 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • Aug 24 NY Giants scores shown on electric diamonds known as "Compton's Baseball Bulletin" at Madison Square Garden
  • Aug 27 Calgary City Rugby Football Club re-organizes as the Tigers
  • Aug 28 14th US Golf Open: Fred McLeod shoots a 322 at Myopia Hunt Club Mass
  • Aug 29 28th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Beals Wright (6-1, 6-2, 8-6)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 6 Helen Jacobs, American tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles, US Open 1932-35), born in Globe, Arizona (d. 1997)
  • Aug 10 Gabrielle Keiller, collector/golfer
  • Aug 10 Adelino ("Billy") Gonsalves, American soccer player (d. 1977)
  • Aug 18 Bill Merritt, cricketer (early NZ Test leg-spinner, also Northants)
  • Aug 20 Alfonso Lopez, baseball player (AL Manager of the year 1959)
  • Aug 26 Bill Hunt, cricketer (NSW slow left-armer, Test for Australia 1933)

Person of interestDonald Bradman

Aug 27 Donald Bradman, Australian Test cricket captain (6,996 Test runs at 99.94), born in Cootamundra, New South Wales (d. 2001)

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman