April 1931 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 1 Jackie Mitchell became 1st female in professional baseball

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Apr 2 Teenage girl strikes out Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
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Lou Gehrig
  • Apr 9 Chicago Cy Wentworth beats Montreal Canadiens at 13:50 of 6th period
  • Apr 12 Joe McCarthy debuts as NY Yankee manager
  • Apr 14 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 3 games to 2
  • Apr 20 35th Boston Marathon won by Jim Henigan of Mass in 2:46:45.8
  • Apr 20 British House of Commons agrees for sports play on Sunday
  • Apr 26 Lou Gehrig hits a HR but is called out for passing a runner, mistake costs him AL home run crown; he & Babe Ruth tie for season
  • Apr 28 Program for woman athletes approved for 1932 Olympics track & field

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 3 Johnny Nicholls, English football player, born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire (d. 1995)
  • Apr 9 Bill Gilbert, sports author (They Also Served, Big E), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 13 Daniel "Dan" Gurney, American race-car driver, coach and team owner (All American Racers), born in Port Jefferson, New York (d. 2018)
  • Apr 14 Paul Masnick, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Apr 17 John Bartlett, tennis player (Davis Cup capt-Britain)
  • Apr 18 Klas Lestander, Swedish 20K biathlon (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Apr 19 Alex Webster, Kearney, New Jersey, football coach (NY Giants), (d. 2012)
  • Apr 22 Robert Dickson, Canadian ice hockey player (1948)

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 25 Bert Hopkins, Australian cricketer (20 Tests for Aust, 509 runs), dies at 56
  • Apr 30 Sammy Woods, cricketer (3 Tests for Australia, 3 for England), dies