On This Day

July 31, 1972 in Sport

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • Chicago infielder Dick Allen becomes only 7th player in MLB history to hit 2 inside-the-park home runs in a game; both off Bert Blyleven in 8-1 White Sox win over Minnesota Twins

Birthdays in Sport

  • Chris Weinke, American College, NFL quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2000, Florida State), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Jason Gildon, American NFL linebacker (3-time Pro Bowl; Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Altus, Oklahoma

Deaths in Sport

  • Rollie Hemsley, American baseball catcher (5-time MLB All Star), dies of a heart attack at 65