On This Day in Sport for April 21

Events in Sport

  • 1898 Phillies' pitcher Bill Duggleby hits a grand slam on 1st at bat
  • 1902 6th Boston Marathon won by Sam Mellor in 2:43:12
  • 1904 Ty Cobb makes his pro debut for Augusta (South Atlantic League)
  • 1910 Cleveland Naps play 1st game at League Park, lose to Detroit Tigers 5-0
  • 1913 17th Boston Marathon won by Fritz Carlson in 2:25:14.8
  • 1919 23rd Boston Marathon won by Carl Linder in 2:29:13.4
  • 1924 28th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar for the third consecutive year in 2:29:40.2; 4th race victory
  • 1925 No baseball games played in NL due to Charles Ebbets' funeral
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1991 Olympic gold winning decathlete Bruce Jenner (now Caitlyn Jenner) weds Kris Kardashian in Bel Air, Los Angeles
  • 2006 Professional drag racer Andrew Hines (22) weds Tanya Phillips at the First Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida
  • 2007 NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia marries 2004 Playmate of the Year Carmella DeCesare

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1930 Alex Smith, Scottish-American golfer (US Open 1906, 10), dies at 56
  • 1946 Robert Graham, cricketer (3 wkts for South Africa in 2 Tests 1898-99), dies
  • 1974 Charles "Chic" Harley, American football player (b. 1895)
  • 1981 Harry Lee, cricketer (scored 18 & 1 in only Test for England), dies
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