On This Day

July 31, 1954 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • Milwaukee first baseman Joe Adcock becomes only the 3rd player in 20th century to hit 4 HRs in 9-inning game (Lou Gehrig & Gil Hodges) in 15-7 Braves' win over Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field; MLB record 18 total bases

Birthdays in Sport

  • Derek Smith, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • Flo Hyman, American volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), born in Inglewood, California (d. 1986)

Deaths in Sport

  • Onofre Marimón, Argentine racing driver (b. 1923)
1954 in Sport