On This Day

April 1, 1969 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Sport

  • Seattle Pilots trade little-known minor league outfielder Lou Piniella to KC Royals for 2 prospects; hits .282 with 11 HRs & 68 RBI to win AL Rookie of the Year; becomes leading MLB manager

Birthdays in Sport

  • Arnaud Boetsch, French tennis player (Davis Cup 1996) and broadcaster (France Télévisions), born in Meulam France
  • Kevin Dean, American ice hockey defenseman (Stanley Cup, NJ Devils; NHL All Star 1995) and coach (Boston Bruins), born in Madison, Wisconsin