On This Day

January 15, 1964 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

  • MLB executives vote to hold a free agent amateur draft, officially known as Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft in NYC

AgreementContract of Interest

San Francisco Giants make champion outfielder Willie Mays the highest-paid player in baseball when they sign him to a new $105,000 per season contract

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Birthdays in Sport

  • Cees van der de Linden, Dutch soccer player, born in Heelsum, Netherlands
  • Paula Schnurr, Canadian 1.5k runner (Olympics-8-92, 96), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario

Deaths in Sport

  • George Duncan, Scottish golfer, course designer (British Open 1920), dies at 80