On This Day in Sport for April 29

Events in Sport

  • 1892 Charlie Reilly is baseball's 1st pinch hitter
  • 1901 27th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on His Eminence wins in 2:07.75
  • 1922 1st official Intl Weightlifting Federation Champ (Tallinn, Estonia)
  • 1930 123 runs are scored in 7 major league games
  • 1934 Pitts is last major league city to play a home game on a Sunday
  • 1936 1st pro baseball game in Japan is played Nagoya defeats Daitokyo, 8-5

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948 Don Bradman scores 107 Aust v Worcs, 152 mins, 15 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1956 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1961 ABC's "Wide World of Sports" debuts

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1973 Gloria Ehret wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
  • 1979 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Otey Crisman Golf Classic
  • 1980 1980 NFL Draft: Billy Sims from University of Oklahoma first pick by Detroit Lions
  • 1981 Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st lefty to strike out 3,000 batters
  • 1981 1981 NFL Draft: George Rogers from University of South Carolina first pick by New Orleans Saints

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1984 Betsy King wins LPGA Freedom/Orlando Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1985 Tony Tubbs TKOs Greg Page in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens strikes out 20 Seattle Mariners

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 1986 1986 NFL Draft: Bo Jackson from University of Auburn first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 Chicago Cub Andre Dawson hits for cycle

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • 1988 Orioles beat White Sox 9-0 for 1st 1988 win after 21 loses
  • 1995 KC Royal John Nonely is 70th to HR on his 1st at bat
  • 1997 KC Royal Chili Davis is 75th to hit 300 HRs
  • 2006 2006 NFL Draft: Mario Williams from North Carolina State first pick from Houston Texans

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1918 Mervyn Roye Harvey, cricketer (brother of Neil, Test for Australia)
  • 1922 George Allen, football coach (LA Rams, Washington Redskins)
  • 1922 Helmut Krackowizer, Austrian motorcyclist (d. 2001)
  • 1924 Al Balding, Canadian Tour golfer (Quebec Open-1952), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1927 Dorothy Manley, England, 100m sprint (Olympic silver 1948)
  • 1929 Mickey McDermott, American baseball player (d. 2003)
  • 1930 Alf Valentine, Jamaican cricketer (great West Indian lefty spinner)
  • 1934 Luis Aparicio, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1940 Brian Taber, cricket wicket-keeper (Australian between Grout & Marsh)
  • 1942 Galina A Kulakova, USSR, nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1972)
  • 1944 Jim Hart, NFL quarterback (St Louis Cardinals), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1947 Jim Ryun, American 1500m runner/broke 4 minute mile (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1947 John Laurence Miller, golfer (US Open 1973, British Open 1976), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1949 Eddie Hart, American 100m runner (Olympic-1972)
  • 1951 Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 2001)
  • 1952 Bob McClure, American baseball player
  • 1954 Jake Burton Carpenter, American snowboarder
  • 1958 Gary Cohen, American baseball broadcaster
  • 1960 William Lee Glasson Jr, PGA golfer (1985 Kemper Open), born in Fresno, California
  • 1962 Bruce Driver, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1962 Dieter Hegen, Kaufbeuren GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1962 Robert Druppers, runner (world record 1 km indoor)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1963 Mike Babcock, Canadian NHL Coach (Anaheim, Detroit, Team Canada), born in Manitouwadge, Ontario

NHL Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Coach
Mike Babcock
  • 1965 Reggie Miller, NBA player (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1966 John VanderWal, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1966 Phil Tufnell, cricketer (England slow lefty & slower fieldsman)
  • 1967 Curtis Joseph, Keswick Ont, NHL goalie (Team Canada, Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1967 Elizabeth "Betsy" McCagg, Kirkland Wash, rower (Olympics-4th-92, 96)
  • 1967 Mary McCagg, rower (Olympics-4th-92, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1968 Browning Nagle, NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1969 Arthur Marshall, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1970 Andre Agassi, tennis star (Oly-gold-96, US Open 1994), born in Las Vegas, Nevada

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
  • 1970 Arnaud Briand, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • 1970 Derrick Frazier, NFL cornerback (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1970 J R Phillips, infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in West Covina, California
  • 1970 Leuea Tagoai, CFL defensive end (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1970 Mark McMillian, NFL cornerback (Philadelphia Eagles, KC Chiefs)
  • 1970 William Martin III, finn sailor (Olympics-23rd-1996), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1971 Sterling Hitchcock, pitcher (NY Yanks, Sea Mariners), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 1972 Gwendolyn Wentland, high jumper, born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1974 Alana Blahoski, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1974 Pascal Cygan, French footballer
  • 1974 Julian Knowle, Austrian tennis player
  • 1975 John Macready, gymnast (Olympics-5th-96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1975 Rafael Betancourt, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1976 God Shammgod, NBA guard (Wash Wizards)
  • 1977 Claus Jensen, Danish footballer
  • 1978 Mike Bryan, Oxnard California, tennis star (USTA National 18 doubles)
  • 1978 Tony Armas, Jr., Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1979 Ryan Sharp, Scottish racing driver
  • 1979 Lee Dong-Gook, Korean footballer
  • 1980 Mathieu Biron, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980 Kelly Shoppach, American baseball player
  • 1981 Émilie Mondor, Canadian athlete (d. 2006)
  • 1981 George McCartney, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1983 Jay Cutler, American football player
  • 1983 David Lee, American basketball player
  • 1984 Phạm Văn Quyến, Vietnamese footballer
  • 2003 Barbaro, American thoroughbred racehorse (d. 2007)

Deaths in Sport

  • 1921 Arthur Mold, British cricket bowler (1893, banished for throwing), dies
  • 1998 Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1922)
  • 2002 Bob Akin, American industrialist and race car driver (b. 1936)
  • 2004 Sid Smith, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1925)
  • 2007 Milt Bocek, American baseball player (b. 1912)
  • 2007 Josh Hancock, American baseball player (b. 1978)
  • 2007 Dick Motz, New Zealand cricket player (b. 1940)
  • 2015 Calvin Peete, PGA golfer (12 PGA wins), dies at 71