August 1945 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 1 NY Giants outfielder Mel Ott hits historic 500th MLB home run off Braves Johnny Hutchings, joins Babe Ruth & Jimmy Foxx as only players to reach milestone

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Aug 4 American golfer Byron Nelson wins Canadian Open at Uplands & Thornhill CC for a record 11th consecutive PGA victory, on way to record season tally of 18

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  • Aug 4 Red Sox outfielder Tom McBride drives in MLB record tying 6 runs in an inning (4th) during 15-4 win v Washington
  • Aug 6 Australian Test cricket all-rounder Keith Miller scores 110 not out for Australian Services on Day 1 of drawn 4th Victory Test against England at Lord's
  • Aug 15 Chandler sells World Series radio rights for $150,000 to Gillette, Ford had been World Series sponsor since 1934, pay $100,000 annually
  • Aug 18 Scheduled demonstrations at Polo Grounds & Ebbets Field to end segregation in organized baseball are called off
  • Aug 19 Phillies Jimmie Foxx, 37, pitches 1st 7 innings vs Reds & wins
  • Aug 20 Dodgers Tommy Brown, 17, is youngest player to hit a HR
  • Aug 20 Robert Hamilton wins PGA golf tournament
  • Aug 30 12th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 19, All-Stars 7 (92,753)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 3 Eamon Dunphy, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Aug 6 Andy Messersmith, American baseball player
  • Aug 7 Alan Young, American supreme court justice (1993-2015) and former NFL defensive end (NY Jets), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Aug 7 Alan Page, NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Aug 13 Robin Jackman, cricketer (England medium-pacer early eighties)
  • Aug 15 Gene Upshaw, NFL guard (Oakland Radiers), NFLPA leader
  • Aug 21 Jerry DaVanon, American baseball player, born in Oceanside, California
  • Aug 23 Rayfield Wright, American football player, born in Griffin, Georgia
  • Aug 29 Wyomia Tyus, American 100m runner (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Griffin, Georgia

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 9 Harry Hillman, American athlete (3 Gold Olympic 1904), dies at 63