August 1941 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 1 NY Yankees pitcher Lefty Gomez sets MLB record for most walks in a shutout, issuing 11 in 9-0 win v St. Louis Browns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 3 Joe DiMaggio goes 0-4 in Yankees 6-2 loss v St. Louis Browns, ending his on-base streak of 74 games, 2nd in MLB history

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Aug 4 Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Mickey Owens becomes 1st MLB player to take 3 foul pop-ups in one inning (3rd) in 11-6 win v NY Giants
  • Aug 6 Detroit Tigers pitcher Al Benton collects 2 sacrifices in an inning, a MLB record; wins 11-2 vs Cleveland Indians
  • Aug 18 Phillies commit 8 errors in a baseball game
  • Aug 28 8th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 37, All-Stars 13 (98,203)
  • Aug 30 St Louis Card Lon Warneke no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 2-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 4 Quincey Daniels, American boxer (Olympic bronze 1960), born in San Diego, California
  • Aug 6 Ray Culp, American baseball player
  • Aug 10 Anita Lonsbrough, England, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Aug 13 Jim Barnes, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), born in Tuckerman, Arkansas (d. 2002)
  • Aug 14 Peter Truscott, cricketer (one Test NZ v Pakistan 1965, 3 & 26)
  • Aug 17 Boog Powell, baseball player (AL MVP 1970)
  • Aug 18 Matt Snell, NFL running back (NY Jets, Super Bowl III)
  • Aug 20 Rich Brooks, American football coach
  • Aug 20 Jo Ramirez, Mexican motor racing team manager and author

Person of interestBill Parcells

Aug 22 Bill Parcells, NFL coach (NY Giants, NY Jets, NE Patriots), born in Englewood, New Jersey

NFL Coaching Legend Bill Parcells
NFL Coaching Legend
Bill Parcells
  • Aug 23 Gloria Ehret, American LPGA golfer, born in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 12 Bobby Peel, cricketer (took 102 wickets for England), dies
  • Aug 23 Jack O'Connor, cricketer (four Tests for Aust 1908-09, 13 wkts), dies