On This Day in Sport for April 13

Events in Sport

  • 1895 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Solitary Cyclist" (BG)
  • 1908 Groundbreaking on Philadelphia's Shibe Park (home of A's & Phillies)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1926 At 41, Walter Johnson pitches his 7th opening day shutout

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1926 Cyclists without bicycle-tax-stamp rounded up in Amsterdam
  • 1927 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Boston Bruins, in 2 games & 2 ties
  • 1932 Kozakken Boys soccer team forms in Werkendam forms
  • 1933 Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
  • 1940 Cornelious Warmerdam became 1st man to pole vault 15 ft
  • 1940 Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 2
  • 1944 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Chicago Blackhawks in 4 games
  • 1946 Eddie Klepp, a white pitcher signed by defending Negro League champ Cleveland Buckeyes, is barred from field in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1949 3rd NBA Championship: Minn Lakers beat Wash Capitols, 4 games to 2
  • 1953 1st game of Milwaukee Braves, they beat Cincinnati Reds 2-0
  • 1954 Balt Orioles 1st game, loses to Tigers in Detroit 3-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1954 Milwaukee Braves' Hank Aaron's 1st game

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 1957 11th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat St Louis Hawks, 4 games to 3

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1962 Stan Musial scores his 1,869th run, a new NL record

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963 Pete Rose triples for his 1st major league base hit

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1969 33rd Masters Golf Tournament: George Archer wins, shooting a 281
  • 1970 34th Masters Golf Tournament: Billy Casper wins, shooting a 279
  • 1972 1st baseball players' strike ends after 13 days

Sport awardGolf Major

1975 39th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 276

  • 1976 1st NBA playoff game for Cleve Cavliers, they lose 100-95 to Wash
  • 1978 NY Yanks defeat White Sox 4-2 in home opener on Reggie Candy Bar Day

Sport awardGolf Major

1980 44th Masters Golf Tournament: Seve Ballesteros wins, shooting a 275

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • 1980 Amy Alcott wins LPGA American Defender/WRAL Golf Classic
  • 1980 US boycotts Summer Olympics in Moscow
  • 1983 Undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault
  • 1984 India beat Pak by 58 runs to win 1st Asia Cricket Cup in Sharjah
  • 1984 Pete Rose becomes 1st NL to get get 4,000 hits in a career
  • 1985 "TASS" denounced US boycott of Moscow Olympics
  • 1985 Katrin Dörre wins 1st female World Cup marathon (2:33:30)
  • 1986 50th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 279
  • 1986 Boston Celtics end season with a 40-1 home win record

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1986 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1987 1st 3 SD Padres hit HRs off SF starter Roger Mason
  • 1990 4th largest NBA crowd (45,458) see Orlando play at Minneapolis
  • 1990 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 6-5, Rangers win preliminary, 4-1
  • 1992 Lou Carnesecca retires as coach of St John's basketball team
  • 1992 Longest 2 undefeated baseball teams to meet (NY Yanks 5-0 vs Toronto Blue Jays 6-0); Yanks score 3 in top of 9th to win 5-2
  • 1996 En route to NHL record 62 victories Detroit Red Wings win #61
  • 1996 Ottawa Senators eliminate Stanley Cup Champs NJ Devils from playoff
  • 1997 48th time opposing pitchers hit HRs, Carlos Perez (Mon)/Darren Holmes

Sport awardGolf Major

1997 61st Masters Golf Tournament: Tiger Woods at 21 (270 18 under par)

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 1997 Hartford Whalers last NHL game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 NHL Pitts Penguin Mario Lemieux's last NHL regular game

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • 2003 67th Masters Golf Tournament: Mike Weir wins, shooting a 281

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

2004 Barry Bonds hits his 661st career home run, passing Willie Mays on the all-time list

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 2008 72nd Masters Golf Tournament: Trevor Immelman wins, shooting a 280
  • 2014 Kenyan Wilson Kipsang wins the London Marathon
  • 2014 78th Masters Golf Tournament: Bubba Watson wins, shooting a 280

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

2014 Manny Pacquiao defeats Timothy Bradley to regain his WBO welterweight boxing title


Birthdays in Sport

  • 1867 Sammy Woods, cricket bowler (Aust & England Rugby wing-forward)
  • 1885 Vean Gregg, American baseball player (d. 1964)
  • 1911 Ico Hitrec, Croatian footballer (d. 1946)
  • 1913 David Donald Albritton, Danville Al, high jumper (Olympic silver 1936)
  • 1925 Frank Chamberlain, CEO (Test & County Cricket Board)
  • 1929 Marilynn Smith, LPGA golfer (1972 Pabst Open), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • 1940 Mike Beuttler, British racing driver (d. 1988)
  • 1940 Jim McNab, Scottish footballer (d. 2006)
  • 1945 Edward J Caruthers Jr, Troy Ala, high jumper (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1945 Bob Kalsu, American football player (d. 1970)
  • 1949 Ricardo Zuniño, Argentine racing driver
  • 1951 Beatrix "Trixie" Schuba, Austrian figure skater (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1951 Joachim Streich, East German footballer
  • 1952 Jonjo O'Neill, racehorse trainer
  • 1955 Lupe Pintor, Mexican boxer
  • 1956 Michael Nikolay, German DR, gymnist (Olympics)
  • 1956 Peter 'Possum' Bourne, New Zealand rally driver (d. 2003)
  • 1957 Dallas Moir, Scottish cricketer
  • 1960 Olaf Ludwig, German cyclist
  • 1962 Dave Miley, former baseball player and manager
  • 1963 Jan Willem van Ede, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht, PSV)
  • 1963 Mark Leiter, Joliet IL, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • 1964 Davis Milton Love III, PGA golfer (1987 MCI Heritage), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1964 Doug Strange, infielder (Seattle Mariners), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1964 Jose Rijo, pitcher (NY Yankees, Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1965 Quinn Early, NFL wide receiver (New Orleans Saints, Buffalo Bills)
  • 1966 Ali Boumnijel, Tunisian football player
  • 1967 Dana Barros, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
  • 1968 Tami Lyn Jameson, team handball goalie (Olympics-92, 96), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1968 Ted Washington, NFL nose tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1968 Toni Lee Jameson, team handball back court (Olympics-96), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1970 Eddie Robinson, NFL linebacker (Houston Oilers, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1970 Monty Brown, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1970 Gerry Creaney, Scottish footballer
  • 1971 Charles Outlaw, NBA forward (LA Clippers, Orlando Magic)
  • 1971 Bo Outlaw, American basketball player
  • 1972 Dave Wohlabaugh, NFL center/guard (NE Patriots)
  • 1972 Mariusz Czerkawski, Radomsko Pol, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1972 Mike Kennedy, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1973 Aaron Hayden, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1973 Dave Wohlabaugh, corner (New England Patriots)
  • 1974 Sergei Gonchar, NHL defenseman (Capitals, Oly-S-1998), born in Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • 1974 Darren Turner, British Race Driver
  • 1975 Bruce Dyer, English footballer
  • 1976 Everton Matambanadzo, Zimbabwean cricket pace bowler (v Paki 1996)
  • 1978 Carles Puyol, Spanish footballer
  • 1979 Baron Davis, American basketball player
  • 1979 Meghann Shaughnessy, American tennis player
  • 1980 Quentin Richardson, American basketball player
  • 1981 Nat Borchers, American soccer player
  • 1983 Schalk Burger, South African rugby player
  • 1983 Hunter Pence, American baseball player
  • 1988 Anderson Luís de Abreu Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
  • 1992 Mohammad Amir, Pakistani cricket bowler (5-year ban for spot-fixing), born in Changa Bangial, Pakistan

Deaths in Sport

  • 1971 Michel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1949)
  • 1980 Markus Höttinger, Austrian racing driver (b. 1956)
  • 1992 Walter Stuart Surridge, cricketeer (Capt of Surrey), dies at 74
  • 1997 Voldemar Väli, Estonian wrestler (b. 1903)
  • 1998 Patrick de Gayardon, French skydiver and skysurfer (b. 1960)
  • 2002 Desmond Titterington, Northern Irish racecar driver (b. 1928)
  • 2003 Possum Bourne, New Zealand rally car driver (b. 1956
  • 2004 Lou Berberet, American baseball player (b. 1929)
  • 2005 Don Blasingame, American baseball player (b. 1932)
  • 2006 Bill Baker, American baseball player (b. 1911)
  • 2009 Harry Kalas, American sportscaster (b. 1936)
  • 2009 Bruce Snyder, American football coach (b. 1940)
  • 2009 Mark Fidrych, American baseball player (b. 1954)