On This Day

August 1924 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Aug 1 Brooklyn pitcher Dazzy Vance strikes out a MLB record 7 consecutive batters as the Robins beat Cubs, 4-0
  • Aug 2 A's 1st baseman Joe Hauser sets AL record of 14 total bases in a game; 3 HRs and a double as Philadelphia beats Cleveland Indians, 12-4 at Dunn Field
  • Aug 3 Dutch track cyclist Piet Moeskops wins his 4th consecutive UCI world sprint championship in Paris

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

Aug 16 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Helen Wills Moody beats 7-time winner Molla Bjurstedt Mallory 6-1, 6-3

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 25 MLB Washington Senator Walter Johnson 2nd no-hitter beats Browns, 2-0 in 7 inn

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Aug 31 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:06.2)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 1 Sir Frank Worrell, West Indian cricket batsman and captain (51 Tests @ 49.48; 9 x 100s), born in Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados (d. 1967)
  • Aug 12 Derek Shackleton, England cricket pace bowler (50's)

Person of interestJack Buck

Aug 21 Jack Buck, American sports announcer (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts (d. 2002)

Sportscaster Jack Buck
Sportscaster
Jack Buck
  • Aug 26 Alex Kellner, baseball player (d. 1996)
  • Aug 28 Tony MacGibbon, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (took 70 wickets in 1950's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 2010)
  • Aug 28 Dick Mayer, American golfer (US Open 1957), born in Stamford, Connecticut (d. 1989)

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 17 Tom Kendall, Australian cricketer (14 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), dies at 72