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Events in Sport

  • Aug 1 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Boston Braves, 2-0, in 21 innings
  • Aug 24 Chicago Cubs, win earliest pennent ever (season ended Sept 2)
  • Aug 24 Sect Baker grants extended exemption to World Series players
  • Aug 28 Tris Speaker suspended for season due to assault on umpire Tom Connolly
  • Aug 31 Boston Red Sox, win earliest AL pennent ever (season ended Sept 2)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 21 Billy Reay, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (d. 2004)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 30 Ted Williams, American baseball player and last player in MLB to bat over .400 in a single season (Red Sox, AL MVP '46, '49; Trip Crown '42, '47), born in San Diego, California (d. 2002)

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Aug 30 Billy Johnson, American baseball player (d. 2006)

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 1 John Riley Banister, American cowboy and Texas Ranger (b. 1854)