On This Day in Sport for April 3

Events in Sport

  • 1908 Frank Gotch wins world heavyweight wrestling championship in 2 hrs
  • 1923 2 "Black Sox" sue White Sox (unsuccessfully) for back salary
  • 1930 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4-3 for a 2-0 series sweep and their 3rd Championship
  • 1935 Yasuo Ikenada runs world record marathon (2:26:44)
  • 1955 Baltimore Orioles pull their 1st triple play (3-6-2 vs KC Athletics)
  • 1962 American jockey Eddie Arcaro retires after 31 years (24,092 races)
  • 1966 Tom Seaver signs with the Mets for a reported $50,000 bonus
  • 1971 125th Grand National: John Cook aboard 28/1 chance Specify wins a close finish between the leading 5 in the final furlong
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1915 Andrew Stoddart, English cricketer (England captain) and ruby union player, commits suicide by firearm at 52
  • 1962 Benny "Kid" Paret, American welterweight boxer, dies after a fight at 24
  • 1977 Jack Ryder, Australian cricket all-rounder (20 Tests, 1,394 runs @ 51.62), dies at 87
  • 1987 Tom Sestak, American football player (b. 1936)
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