On This Day in Sport for April 29

Events in Sport

  • 1751 The New York Gazette and Post Boy carries first public report of a cricket match played in America; New York XI v London XI on the site of what is today the Fulton Fish Market in Manhattan, NYC
  • 1892 Charlie Reilly is baseball's 1st pinch hitter
  • 1901 27th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on His Eminence wins in 2:07.75
  • 1918 Tris Speaker ties career outfield record of 4 unassisted double plays
  • 1922 1st official International Weightlifting Federation Champ in Tallinn, Estonia
  • 1930 123 runs are scored in 7 major league games
  • 1931 Cleveland Indians pitcher Wes Ferrell no-hits St Louis Browns, 9-0
  • 1934 Pittsburgh is last major league city to play a home game on a Sunday
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1921 Arthur Mold, English cricket fast bowler (England 3 Tests; 1,673 1st class wickets), dies at 57
  • 1925 Edward J. McKeever, American baseball executive (co-owner Brooklyn Dodgers), dies of influenza at 66
  • 1998 Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1922)
  • 2002 Bob Akin, American industrialist and race car driver (b. 1936)
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