On This Day

August 1910 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Aug 4 MLB pitching duel; Philadelphia A's Jack Coombs and White Sox Ed Walsh pitch a 0-0 tie in 16 innings
  • Aug 13 Brooklyn Superbas and Pittsburgh Pirates play "the game of perfect symmetry" in baseball to 8-8 tie, both have 8 runs, 13 hits, 2 errors, 12 assists, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 hit baseman, and 1 passed ball
  • Aug 25 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: William Larned beats Tom Bundy 6-1, 5-7, 6-0, 6-8, 6-1 for his 4th consecutive US singles title
  • Aug 27 Using twenty 137,000 candlepower arc lights, 2 amateur baseball teams play a night game at White Sox Park
  • Aug 30 Yank Tom Hughes pitches 9 no-hit innings but loses to Cleve 5-0 in 11

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 1 Mahomed Nissar, Indian cricketer (pioneer Indian opening bowler in Tests), born in Hoshiarpur, India (d. 1963)
  • Aug 5 Nan Gindele, US javelin thrower (World Record 1932-38), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1992)
  • Aug 11 Denis Moloney, NZ cricket all-rounder (1937 England tour)
  • Aug 23 Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1979)
  • Aug 25 Pierre Musy, Swiss 4-man bobsled (Olympic gold 1936), born in Albeuve, Switzerland (d. 1990)

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 10 Joe Gans, American boxer (world lightweight champion), dies of tuberculosis at 35
  • Aug 22 [Joey] George Palmer, Australian cricketer (17 Tests for Aust 1880-86, 78 wickets), dies
  • Aug 29 Allen Hill, cricket bowler (England, 2 Tests), dies