On This Day

August 17, 1957 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Baseball player Richie Ashburn fouls and hits fan Alice Roth twice in the same game at bat playing for the Philadelphia Phillies, 1st hit breaks her nose, 2nd one hits her while she is on the stretcher

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn

Birthdays in Sport

  • Robin Cousins, British figure skater (Olympic gold 1980), born in Bristol, England