April 1918 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 15 22nd Boston Marathon won by Camp Devens relay team; race run as relay for 10-man military teams
  • Apr 18 Cleveland center fielder Tris Speaker turns an unassisted double play
  • Apr 27 Giants' 9-0 winning start & Dodgers' 0-9 losing streak are stopped
  • Apr 30 Orange Nassau soccer team forms in Groningen

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 7 C B Bertie Clarke, cricketer (Barbados & West Indian leg-spinner)
  • Apr 7 Bobby Doerr, American Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (9-time All Star, Boston Red Sox), born in Junction City, Oregon (d. 2017)
  • Apr 16 Dick Gibson, British racing driver, born in Bourne, Lincolnshire (d. 2010)
  • Apr 18 Róbert Zimonyi, Hungarian-American rowing coxswain (Olympic gold 1964), born in Sárvár, Hungary (d. 2004)
  • Apr 22 Mickey Vernon, American MLB baseball player, born in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • Apr 26 Francina "Fanny" Blankers-Koen, Dutch track & field athlete (4 x Olympic gold 1948), born in Lage Vuursche, Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • Apr 29 Merv Harvey, Australian cricketer (brother of Neil, Test for Australia), born in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1995)
  • Apr 30 Don McNeill, American tennis player (US Open-1940), born in Chickasha, Oklahoma (d. 1996)

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 11 Arthur Ochse, cricketer (WW I played for South Africa in 1889 aged 19), dies
  • Apr 20 Reginald Harry Mybirgh Hands, cricketer (1 Test for SA), dies