On This Day

On This Day in Sport for August 13

Events in Sport

  • 1906 Cub's Pitcher Jack Taylor ends a string of completing 202 games (187 complete, 15 relief) by Dodgers in 3rd inning

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1908 Cy Young Day in Boston, he pitches briefly against an All-Star team

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1910 Dodgers & Pirates play to 8-8 tie, both have 38 at bats, 13 hits, 12 assists, 2 errors, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 pass ball & 1 hit by pitch
  • 1917 Phillies steal 5 bases in an inning against Braves
  • 1919 American thoroughbred racehorse Man o' War's only defeat (Upset wins at Saratoga)

Sport awardUS Golf Open

1920 US Open Men's Golf, Inverness GC: Isle of Jersey native Ted Ray pars the 18th, giving him a 1-stroke win over runners-up Harry Vardon, Jock Hutchison, Leo Diegel & Jack Burke Sr

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel
  • 1931 Cincinnati Red Tony Cuccinello goes 6 for 6
  • 1932 Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing homers & wins game 1-0 in 10 tying
  • 1933 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Blue Mound CC: Gene Sarazen defeats Willie Goggin, 5 & 4 for 3rd of his 3 PGA C'ship titles; 6th of his 7 majors
  • 1933 Jacques van Egmond becomes world champion amateur cyclist
  • 1936 Nida Senff and Rie Mastenbroek make it a Dutch 1-2 in the women’s 100m backstroke final at the Berlin Olympics
  • 1936 Rie Mastenbroek of the Netherlands swims an Olympic record 1:05.9 to win the women’s 100m freestyle at the Berlin Olympics, beating Jeannette Campbell of Argentina by 0:05
  • 1936 Americans Dorothy Poynton-Hil and Velma Dunn take the gold and silver medals in the 10m platform diving at the Berlin Olympics
  • 1948 Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game
  • 1948 The United States successfully defends its Olympic basketball title with a 65-21 win over France at the London Games
  • 1948 Hungarian boxer László Papp wins the first of 3 consecutive Olympic gold medals; beats British middleweight Johnny Wright on points at the London Games

  • 1948 José Beyaert of France wins the cycling road race at the London Olympics; Belgium takes gold in the teams section beating Great Britain & France
  • 1948 Johan Gren scores twice as Sweden beats Yugoslavia 3-1 to win the football gold medal at the London Olympics
  • 1948 3 Finnish gymnasts dead heat for the gold medal in the pommel horse section at London Olympics; Paavo Aaltonen, Veikko Huhtanen & Heikki Savolainen all awarded gold
  • 1958 Indians' right fielder Rocky Colavito makes his pitching debut, hurling 3 hitless innings, Detroit 3, Cleveland 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963 Dave DeBusschere pitches a shutout against the Cleveland Indians

NBA Forward and MLB Player Dave DeBusschere
NBA Forward and MLB Player
Dave DeBusschere
  • 1969 Baltimore Oriole Jim Palmer no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
  • 1975 Viv Richards out for 291 v England at Cricket, at the Oval
  • 1981 American swimmer Mary T. Meagher breaks her own world women's 200 m butterfly record (2:05.96) in Brown Deer, Wisconsin
  • 1988 Boston Red Sox win AL record 24 straight home games
  • 1988 US beats Jamaica 5-1 in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup

Sport awardPGA Championship

1989 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Kemper Lakes GC: Payne Stewart wins first of 3 major titles by 1 from Andy Bean, Mike Reid & Curtis Strange

  • 1991 Michael Ray Barrowman swims world record 200m breaststroke (2:10.60)
  • 1991 Test Cricket debut of Mike Whitney for Australia versus England at Old Trafford

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1993 4th Athletics World Championships open at Stuttgart, Germany

Sport awardPGA Championship

1995 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Riviera CC: Steve Elkington of Australia wins his first major title in a playoff with Scotsman Colin Montgomerie

Golfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington
Golfer and PGA Champion
Steve Elkington
  • 1997 Boston Red Sox trade Mike Stanley back to the NY Yankees
  • 1997 San Diego Padres trade Rickey Henderson to Anaheim Angels

Sport awardGolf Major

2000 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Royal Ottawa GC: Meg Mallon wins by 1 from Rosie Jones

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • 2004 28th Olympic Games opens at Athens, Greece
  • 2006 Cleveland Indians first baseman Travis Hafner ties Don Mattingley's MLB mark of 6 grand slams in a season when he homers off Kansas City's Luke Hudson
  • 2006 Canadian Open Women's Golf, London Hunt CC: Christie Kerr wins by 1 shot from Angela Stanford

Sports record brokenWorld Record

2008 American super-swimmer Michael Phelps wins 3 gold medals, all in world record time, in the one day at the Beijing Olympics; 200m I/M (1:54.23), 200m butterfly (1.52.03) and 4 x 200m freestyle relay (6:58.56)

  • 2008 Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice wraps up the medley double at the Beijing Olympics when she swims world record 2:08.45 to win the 200m I/M gold medal
  • 2008 Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini sets new world record 1:54.82 to claim 200m freestyle gold medal at the Beijing Olympics; runner-up Sara Isaković is Slovenia's first Olympic swim medal winner
  • 2012 Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus is stripped of her shot-put gold medal after failing a drugs test
  • 2016 American swimmer Michael Phelps ends his career at the Rio Olympics as part of the winning 4x100 medley relay, his record 23rd gold medal
  • 2016 British super-star Mo Farah wins 1st leg of 5,000/10,000m double (repeat of London 2012) in 27:05.17 in the 10k at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Kenya's Paul Tanui wins silver just 0.47 behind
  • 2016 Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson wins blue ribband women's 100m gold in 10.71 at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; American Tori Bowie second in 10.83 and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica 3rd 10.86
  • 2016 Great Britain sets a world record of 3:14.051 to comfortably beat the United States in the women's cycling team pursuit at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016 The dominant Great Britain men's crew wins the eight at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; US scores a comfortable win over GB in the women's eight
  • 2017 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Quail Hollow GC: Justin Thomas wins his first major by 2 shots from Francesco Molinari, Patrick Reed & Louis Oosthuizen

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1841 Johnny Mullagh [Unaarrimin], Australian cricketer, born in Harrow, Victoria, Australia (d. 1891)
  • 1884 Harry Dean, English cricketer (England left-arm bowler in 3 Tests, 1912), born in Burnley, Lancashire, England (d. 1957)
  • 1898 Jean Borotra, French tennis player (Wimbledon 1924, 26), born in Biarritz, France (d. 1994)
  • 1907 Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, German arms manufacturer and Olympic yacht competitor, born in Essen, Germany (d. 1967)
  • 1909 Wilhelmina Von Bremen, American 4X100 relay sprinter (Olympic gold 1932), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1976)

Person of interestBen Hogan

1912 Ben Hogan, American golfer (9-time major title winner; US masters 1951, 53), born in Stephenville, Texas (d. 1997)

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • 1913 John Facenda, American sportscaster (NFL Action), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • 1917 Sid Gordon, American baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1930 Wilmer David Mizell, American baseball player and politician, born in Vinegar Bend, Alabama (d. 1999)
  • 1931 Norman Read, New Zealand 50k race walker (Olympic gold 1956), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 1944)
  • 1934 Gary Davidson, American sports league founder (ABA, WHA, WFL)
  • 1935 Mudcat Grant, American baseball player, born in Lacoochee, Florida
  • 1940 Tony Cloninger, American MLB pitcher and coach (2 Grand Slams in one game), born in Cherryville, North Carolina (d. 2018)
  • 1941 Jim Barnes, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), born in Tuckerman, Arkansas (d. 2002)
  • 1943 Gary Ilman, American 100m freestyle (Olympic-4th-1964), born in Glendale, California
  • 1944 Divina Galica, British athlete and racing driver, born in Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1945 Robin Jackman, English cricketer (England medium-pacer early eighties), born in Simla, Punjab, British India
  • 1949 Bobby Clarke, NHL player and coach (Philadelphia Flyer), born in Flin Flon, Manitoba
  • 1951 Gwen Cheeseman, American field hockey goalie (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Person of interestBetsy King

1955 Betsy King, American golfer (6-time major winner; US Open 1989-90), born in Reading, Pennsylvania

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1955 Keith Ahlers, British racing driver, born in Cambridge, England
  • 1955 Hideo Fukuyama, Japanese racing driver (first Japanese to compete in NASCAR's top series), born in Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture, Japan
  • 1958 David Feherty, Irish golfer, broadcaster (5 European Tour titles, CBS, NBC), born in Bangor, Northern Ireland
  • 1959 Bruce French, English cricketer (England wicketkeeper in 16 Tests 1986-88), born in Market Warsop, Nottinghamshire, England
  • 1959 Tom Niedenfuer, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • 1960 Phil Taylor, English darts player (BDO World Champion 1990, 92; PDC World Champion 1995-2002, 04-06, 09-10, 13), born in Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • 1961 Bettine Vriesekoop, Dutch table tennis star (European Championships gold 1982, 92), born in Hazerswoude, Netherlands
  • 1961 Neil Mallender, English cricketer (England pace bowler in two Tests 1992), born in Kirk Sandall, Yorkshire
  • 1963 Elizabeth Bourland, Costa Rica, US 3x20 rifle (Olympic 7th 1996)
  • 1964 Jay Buhner, American MLB outfielder (Seattle Mariners, NY Yankees), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1964 Tom Prince, American MLB catcher (LA Dodgers), born in Kankakee, Illinois
  • 1965 Cris Dishman, American NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers, Wash Redskins), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1965 Leo Groenewegen, CFL guard (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1965 Mark Lemke, American MLB infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Utica, New York
  • 1966 Glenn Donald Hamilton, New Zealand beach volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 1966 Shayne Corson, Canadian NHL forward (Team Canada Olympics 1998, Montreal), born in Midland, Ontario, Canada
  • 1967 Taro Tan, 65 kg judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1967 Tracy Rogers, American NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs), born in Taft, California
  • 1968 William Thomas, American NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • 1969 Alex Fernandez, Cuban-American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1969 Midori Ito, Japanese ice skater (Olympic silver 1992), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1970 Elvis Grbac, American NFL quarterback (SF 49ers, KC Chiefs), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1970 Alan Shearer, English footballer, born in Gosforth, England
  • 1971 Camille Thompson, Salmon Arm BC, basketball center (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Chad Cota, American NFL safety (Carolina Panthers), born in Ashland, Oregon
  • 1971 Marcus Ragnarsson, Swedish NHL defenseman (SJ Sharks, Sweden), born in Östervåla, Sweden
  • 1971 Patrick Carpentier, Canadian race car driver, born in LaSalle, Quebec, Canada
  • 1973 Armon Williams, American football safety & linebacker (Tennessee Oilers), born in Chandler, Arizona
  • 1973 Sherman Williams, American NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1973 Eric Medlen, American NHRA drag racer, born in Oakdale, California (d. 2007)
  • 1974 Jarrod Washburn, American baseball player (Los Angeles Angels), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • 1975 Jason Gleasman, 220 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1975 Joe Perry, English snooker player, born in Wisbech, England
  • 1977 Michael Klim, Polish Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1978 Benjani Mwaruwari, Zimbabwean footballer, born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • 1979 Román Colón, Dominican baseball player, born in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
  • 1979 Corey Patterson, American baseball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1982 Shani Davis, American speed skater (Olympic gold 2006, 10), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1983 Ľubomír Michalík, Slovakian footballer, born in Čadca, Czechoslovakia
  • 1983 Aleš Hemský, Czech ice hockey player, born in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia
  • 1984 Niko Kranjčar, Croatian footballer, born in Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
  • 1984 Boone Logan, American baseball player, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1984 Heath Pearce, American soccer defender (35 caps; FC Nordsjælland, NY Red Bulls), born in Modesto, California
  • 1986 Joseph Lapira, American soccer player, born in Rochester, New York

Deaths in Sport

  • 1918 Luther Gulick, American Basketball Hall of Fame contributor (basketball pioneer; international official), dies at 53
  • 1956 Harry Donnan, cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1891-96), dies
  • 1972 George Wiess, General Manager (NY Yankees), dies at 78
  • 1974 Hugo Yarnold, English cricketer (Umpire in 3 Tests for England), dies at 57
  • 1988 Edward Bennett Williams, American lawyer, team owner (Washington Redskins, Baltimore Orioles), dies of colon cancer at 68
  • 1989 Tim Richmond, race car driver (won 13 NASCAR races), dies of AIDS at 34
  • 1992 Clifford Allison, US stock-car racer, dies in an accident

Person of interestMickey Mantle

1995 Mickey Mantle, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (1956 Triple Crown, 20-time All Star), dies of liver cancer at 63

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1996 Tom Mees, ESPN sports anchors (NHL), drowns at 46
  • 1997 Emil 'Bus' Mosbacher, American yachtsman (America's Cup 1962 [Weatherly], 1967 [Intrepid]), dies at 75
  • 2001 Otto Stuppacher, Austrian racing driver (b. 1947)
  • 2006 Payao Poontarat, Thai Olympic boxer (b. 1957)
  • 2007 Phil Rizzuto, American sportscaster and MLB shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950), dies at 89
  • 2008 Dino Toso, American Formula-1 engineer (b. 1969)
  • 2012 Johnny Pesky, American baseball player and manager, dies at 92
  • 2015 Bob Fillion, French Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 95