On This Day

On This Day in Sport for August 17

Events in Sport

  • 1904 Boston's Jesse Tannehell no-hits Chicago White Sox, 6-0
  • 1920 New York Yankees cancel game with Cleveland Indians in memory of Ray Chapman who dies after being hit by a pitch the previous day
  • 1933 MLB player Lou Gehrig plays record 1,308th consecutive game
  • 1938 Henry Armstrong wins his 3rd concurrent boxing championship
  • 1944 Yanks Johnny Lindell ties record with 4 consecutive doubles in a game
  • 1948 Phillies commit 8 errors in a baseball game for the 2nd time
  • 1950 Pee Wee Reese (Dodgers) & Sam Calderone (Giants) hit inside park HRs
  • 1951 18th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 33, All-Stars 0 (92,180)
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1920 Ray Chapman, American baseball shortstop (Cleveland Indians), dies after being hit in the head by a pitch from NY Yankees Carl Mays at 29
  • 1924 Tom Kendall, Australian cricket slow bowler (2 Tests, 14 wickets in Australia's 1st 2 Tests, BB 7/55), dies at 72
  • 1944 John Trumble, Australian cricket all-rounder (7 Tests, 10 wickets; brother of Hugh), dies at 80
  • 1966 Archibald Palm, South African cricketer (Test South Africa v England 1927-28), dies at 65
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