On This Day

On This Day in Sport for April 4

Events in Sport

  • 1911 Hugh Chalmers, automaker, suggests idea of baseball MVP
  • 1913 75th Grand National: Percy Woodland wins aboard 100/9 chance Covertcoat; owner Sir Charles Assheton-Smith's 2nd straight GN victory and 3rd overall
  • 1921 Stanley Cup Final, Denman Arena, Vancouver, BC: Ottawa Senators (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 2-1 for a 3-2 series victory
  • 1930 England cricket batsman Andy Sandham ends Day 2 of 4th Test against West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica unbeaten on 309; 1st triple century in Test history; out for 325
  • 1930 Les Ames makes the 1st Test Cricket century by a wicketkeeper (149)
  • 1937 4th Augusta National Invitation Tournament (Masters) Golf: Byron Nelson wins first of his 5 major titles by 2 strokes ahead of Ralph Guldahl
  • 1938 5th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Henry Picard wins his only Masters, 2 strokes ahead of runners-up Harry Cooper and Ralph Guldahl
  • 1948 84-year-old Connie Mack challenges 78-year-old Clark Griffith to a race from home to 1st base; it ends in a tie
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1938 Cyril Christiani, cricket wicket keep (WI 1935), dies of malaria at 24
  • 1963 Endzion Barelli, dies 2 days after winning a boxing match at 18
  • 1967 Héctor Scarone, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1898)
  • 1983 Bernard Vukas, Croatian soccer forward (59 caps, Yugoslavia; Hajduk Split; Olympic silver 1948, 52), dies at 55
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