On This Day

April 1913 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Apr 4 75th Grand National: Percy Woodland wins aboard 100/9 chance Covertcoat; owner Sir Charles Assheton-Smith's 2nd straight GN victory and 3rd overall
  • Apr 9 Brooklyn Dodger's Ebbets Field opens, Phillies win 1-0

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Apr 10 President Woodrow Wilson throws out 1st ball, Senators beat Yankees 2-1

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

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Apr 10 New York Highlanders play first MLB game as the New York Yankees; lose to the Washington Senators, 2-1 at Griffith Stadium

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Apr 21 17th Boston Marathon won by Fritz Carlson in 2:25:14.8

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 2 Benny Lynch, Scottish boxer (World flyweight title 1937-38), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1946)
  • Apr 13 Dave Albritton, American high jumper (Olympic silver 1936), born in Danville, Alabama (d. 1994)