April 1918 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 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 player
  • Apr 16 Dick Gibson, British racing driver
  • Apr 18 Robert Zimonyi, Hungarian cox (Olympic-Hungary-bronze-1948/US-gold-64)
  • Apr 22 Mickey Vernon, baseball player
  • Apr 26 Fanny Blankers-Koen, Holland, 100m/200m dash, hurdler (Olym-gold-1948)
  • Apr 29 Mervyn Roye Harvey, cricketer (brother of Neil, Test for Australia)
  • Apr 30 W Donald McNeill, tennis champ (US Open-1940)

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