On This Day in Sport for April 24

Events in Sport

  • 1880 Amateur Athletic Association, governing body for men's athletics in England & Wales, is founded in Oxford, England
  • 1894 French cyclist Henri Desgrange rides 100km in a world record time of 2:39:18
  • 1894 Phillies Lave Cross hits for cycle vs Bkln Dodgers
  • 1901 First game in baseball's American League: Chicago White Stockings win against the Cleveland Blues 8-2, other games rained out
  • 1905 First-class cricket debut of Sir Jack Hobbs, "The Master" for Surrey v the "Gentlemen of England" (18 & 88)
  • 1905 Senators execute a triple-play & beat Yankees 4-3
  • 1917 Yankee lefty George Mogridge no-hits Red Sox 2-1 at Fenway
  • 1945 Albert B "Happy" Chandler is named 2nd baseball commissioner
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1924 George Street, English cricket wicket-keeper (1 Test 1923), dies
  • 1983 Rolf Stommelen, German race car driver (b. 1943)
  • 1986 Bill Edrich, cricketer (39 Tests for England), dies
  • 1988 Bob Newson, South African cricket fast bowler (3 Tests, 4 wickets; Transvaal; Rhodesia), dies at 87
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