On This Day

August 1941 in Sports History

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

Sports History

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

  • 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 19 Baseball umpire Jocko Conlan ejects Pirate manager Frankie Frisch for coming out on field holding an umbrella to get a rainout
  • 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 pitcher (MLB All Star 1963, 69; Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox), born in Elgin, Texas
  • Aug 9 Paul Lindblad, American baseball pitcher (World Series champion 1973-74, 78; Kansas City Athletics, Oakland Athletics), born in Chanute, Kansas (d. 2006)
  • 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, New Zealand cricketer (one Test NZ v Pakistan 1965, 3 & 26), born in Pahiatua, Manawatu, New Zealand
  • Aug 17 Boog Powell, American baseball player (AL MVP 1970), born in Lakeland, Florida
  • Aug 18 Matt Snell, American football running back (NY Jets, Super Bowl III), born in Garfield, Georgia
  • Aug 18 Dennis Claridge, American football quarterback (NFL C'ship 1965, Green Bay Packers; Atlantic Falcons), born in Phoenix, Arizona (d. 2018)
  • Aug 20 Rich Brooks, American football player and coach (University of Oregon 1977-94; St. Louis Rams 1995-96), born in Forest, California
  • Aug 20 Jo Ramírez, Mexican motor racing team manager and author, born in Mexico City, Mexico

Bill Parcells

Aug 22 (Duane) "Bill" Parcells, American NFL coach, 1993-2006, 2X Super Bowl wins (NY Giants, NE Patriots, NY Jets, Dallas Cowboys), born in Englewood, New Jersey

  • Aug 23 Rafael Albrecht, Argentine soccer defender (39 caps; San Lorenzo, Club León), born in Tucumán, Argentina (d. 2021)
  • Aug 23 Gloria Ehret, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1966), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 25 Mario Corso, Italian soccer winger (23 caps; Inter Milan 413 games) and coach (Lecce, Inter), born in Verona, Italy (d. 2020)
  • Aug 25 Ludwig Müller, German soccer defender (6 caps; FC Nürnberg, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Hertha BSC), born in Haßfurt, Germany (d. 2021)

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