On This Day

July 1, 1916 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pittsburgh shortstop Honus Wagner, at 42 and 4 months, connects at Cincinnati to become the oldest to hit an inside-the-park HR; Pirates beat Reds, 2-1

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Birthdays in Sport

  • Bob Prince, American sportscaster (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1985)

Deaths in Sport

  • William Booth, English Test cricket batsman (WWI 2 Tests), dies at the Somme at 39
1916 in Sport