On This Day

April 1910 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

Apr 14 US President William Howard Taft begins tradition of throwing ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day of baseball season

  • Apr 15 William Howard Taft is first US President to throw out the 1st ball at a baseball game
  • Apr 18 14th Boston Marathon won by Canadian Fred Cameron in 2:28:52.4
  • Apr 20 Cleveland Naps Addie Joss 2nd no-hitter, beats Chicago, 1-0
  • Apr 21 Cleve Naps play 1st game at League Park, lose to Det Tigers 5-0
  • Apr 30 Cleveland Naps Addie Joss limits St.Louis Browns to 8 hits in 2-1 victory

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 2 Arnie Herber, American Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (NFL C'ship 1930, 31, 36, 39; First-team All-Pro 1932, 35, 36; Green Bay Packers, NY Giants), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin (d. 1969)
  • Apr 8 George Musso, American NFL guard (Chicago Bears), born in Collinsville, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • Apr 8 Wendell Bill, Australian cricketer (NSW bat 1929-36 Century on debut 1930)