On This Day

July 1918 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jul 17 Longest errorless game, Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 21 innings
  • Jul 19 Washington Senators catcher Eddie Ainsmith applies for draft deferment; Secretary of War, Newton D Baker rules baseball players not draft exempt but later moves date to 1 September; both leagues end regular season 2 September

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 4 Alec Bedser, English cricketer (mighty post-war England medium-pacer), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 2010)
  • Jul 4 Eric Bedser, English cricketer (bro of Alec, Surrey bowler but not England), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 2006)
  • Jul 4 Johnnie Parsons, American race car driver (won the Indianapolis 500 in 1950) (d. 1984)
  • Jul 9 Nile Kinnick Jr., American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1939; University of Iowa), born in Adel, Iowa (d. 1943)
  • Jul 13 Alberto Ascari, Italian auto racer (World F1 champion 1952, 53), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1955)
  • Jul 23 Pee Wee [Harold] Reese, American baseball player (Dodgers), born in Ekron, Kentucky (d. 1999)