On This Day in Sport for April 16

Events in Sport

  • 1900 4th Boston Marathon won by Canadian Jim Caffrey in race record 2:39:44.4
  • 1906 10th Boston Marathon won by 18-year old Tim Ford in 2:45:45; youngest race winner
  • 1912 Pirates turn a rare 5-3-7 doubleplay (left fielder covers 2nd base)
  • 1917 21st Boston Marathon won by Bill Kennedy in 2:28:37.2
  • 1923 27th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in 2:23:37.4 for second straight year; 3rd race victory
  • 1928 32nd Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in 2:37:07.8; back-to-back wins for his 6th race title
  • 1929 Cleveland rookie center fielder Earl Averill, becomes first American League player to hit a HR on 1st at bat; Indians beat Detroit Tigers, 5-4 at League Park
  • 1929 New York Yankees become first MLB team to permanently feature numbers on backs of uniforms; numbers correspond to position in batting order
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2016 Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson (24) weds NFL player Andrew East (24) in Franklin, Tennessee

More Weddings & Divorces in Sport