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

US 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

Sports History

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

World Record

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


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)

Jack Buck

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

  • Aug 26 Alex Kellner, American MLB player, born in Tucson, Arizona (d. 1996)
  • Aug 28 Tony MacGibbon, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (26 Tests, 70 wickets; Canterbury CA), 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 cricket slow bowler (2 Tests, 14 wickets in Australia's 1st 2 Tests, BB 7/55), dies at 72