On This Day

On This Day in Sport for August 22

Events in Sport

  • 1851 100 Guineas Cup is raced around Isle of Wight; US schooner 'America' beats British cutter 'Aurora' by 24 minutes; first competition for the America's Cup yachting trophy
  • 1885 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Richard Sears wins 5th consecutive US singles title; beats Godfrey M. Brinley 6-3, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3
  • 1898 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: Malcolm Whitman wins first of 3 straight US singles titles; beats Dwight F. Davis 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-1
  • 1917 Pittsburgh Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game; left fielder Carson Bigbee sets MLB record of 11 at-bats in 22 inning, 6-5 loss to Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field
  • 1927 Yankees slugger Babe Ruth hits 40th home run during his MLB record 60 HR season in New York's 9-4 loss to Cleveland Indians at Dunn Field
  • 1930 Australian cricket slow-medium bowler Percy Hornibrook takes 7-92 as England dismissed for 251 in an innings defeat in 5th Test at The Oval; Australia regain Ashes, 2-1
  • 1933 Bill Veeck urges midsummer inter-league games & a split season
  • 1934 Australian cricket spin bowler Clarrie Grimmett takes 5-64 as England dismissed for 145 in 5th Test at The Oval; Australia wins by 562 runs to regain Ashes, 2-1
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1910 [Joey] George Palmer, Australian cricketer (17 Tests for Aust 1880-86, 78 wickets), dies
  • 1910 Joey Palmer, Australian cricket medium pace/spin bowler (17 Tests, 78 wickets, BB 7/65; Victoria CA), dies at 51
  • 1951 J. P. Bickell, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (Toronto Maple Leafs), dies at 66
  • 1953 Jim Tabor, American MLB 3rd baseman (2 x grand slams in one game), dies of a heart attack at 36
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