On This Day

April 1925 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 5 Yankees whip Dodgers in exhibition 16-9 but Babe Ruth collapses in NC due to an ulcer

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Apr 14 1st regular-season Cubs game to be broadcast on radio (WGN)
  • Apr 15 NHL's NY Americans (formerly Hamilton Tigers) 1st game, lose 3-1
  • Apr 17 NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery
  • Apr 20 29th Boston Marathon won by Charles Mellor in 2:33:00.6
  • Apr 21 No baseball games played in NL due to Charles Ebbets' funeral

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 6 Arthur D Larsen, tennis champ (US Open-1950)
  • Apr 13 Frank Chamberlain, English cricketer and CEO (Test & County Cricket Board), born in Elton, Huntingdonshire (d. 2004)
  • Apr 14 H G Kischenchand, cricketer (5 Tests for India 1947-52)
  • Apr 20 Ernie Stautner, German-American football player, born in Cham, Bavaria, Germany (d. 2006)

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 18 Charles Ebbets, American sports executive (co-owner of Brooklyn Dodgers 1897-1902), dies at 65
  • Apr 20 Herbert Lawford, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1887; first exponent of topspin), dies at 73
  • Apr 29 Edward J. McKeever, American baseball executive (co-owner Brooklyn Dodgers), dies of influenza at 66