On This Day

November 1908 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 22 1st US-Japanese baseball game Reach All-Americans defeat Waseda U, 5-0
  • Nov 25 Dorando Pietri (It) beats Johnny Hayes (US) in Madison Square Garden marathon by 60 yds

Sports History

Nov 30 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Melbourne, Australia: Anthony Wilding representing Australasia beats American Fred Alexander 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 to give defending champions a 3-2 victory


Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 2 Fred Bakewell, English cricket batsman (6 Tests, top score 107; Northamptonshire), born in Walsall, Staffordshire (d. 1983)

Bronko Nagurski

Nov 3 Bronko Nagurski, Canadian-American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame fullback (Chicago Bears), born in Rainy River, Ontario (d. 1990)

  • Nov 26 Lefty Gomez, American Baseball HOF pitcher (7 × MLB All-Star; 5 × World Series; Triple Crown 1934, 37; NY Yankees), born in Rodeo, California (d. 1989)