April 1911 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 4 Hugh Chalmers, automaker, suggests idea of baseball MVP

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Apr 15 Walter Johnson pitches a record tying 4 strike outs in an inning

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Apr 19 15th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:21:39.6

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 1 Evert H "Bep" Bakhuys, Dutch soccer star/writer
  • Apr 3 Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh], Polish-born American sprinter (Olympic gold 1932), born in Wierzchownia (d. 1980)
  • Apr 12 Geoff Chubb, South African cricketer (South African pace bowler v England 1951-52 aged 40), born in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa (d. 1982)
  • Apr 13 Ico Hitrec, Croatian footballer (d. 1946)
  • Apr 17 Mikhail Botvinnik, Russian world chess champion (1948-63), born in Repino, Russia (d. 1995)
  • Apr 24 Robert Joseph Kane, President of US Olympic Committee (1977-80), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1992)

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 14 Addie Joss, American baseball player (b. 1880)