On This Day

On This Day in Sport for August 30

Events in Sport

  • 1887 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Richard Sears wins 7th straight US singles title; beats Henry Slocum 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
  • 1892 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, R.I.: Three straight US singles titles to Oliver Campbell; beats Fred Hovey 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
  • 1904 Thomas Hicks wins 3rd Olympics marathon (3:28:53.0) (40 km)
  • 1905 Detroit Tigers future Baseball HOF center fielder Ty Cobb makes his MLB debut, doubling off Jack Chesbro in a 5-3 win over the NY Highlanders at Bennett Park, Detroit
  • 1906 Hal Chase becomes 1st NY Yankee to hit three triples in a game
  • 1910 Yank Tom Hughes pitches 9 no-hit innings but loses to Cleveland 5-0 in 11
  • 1912 St Louis Brown Earl Hamilton no-hits Detroit Tigers, 5-1
  • 1913 Phillies lead Giants 8-6 in top of 9th, fans in bleachers try to distract Giants, Umpire forefeits game to Giants, later overruled
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2014 NBA basketball star Dwyane Wade (32) weds actress Gabrielle Union (41) at Miami's Chateau Artisan castle

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1949 Arthur Fielder, English cricket fast bowler (6 Tests 1903-08), dies at 72
  • 1952 Arky Vaughn, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (MLB All-Star 1934–42; NL batting champion 1935; NL stolen base leader 1943), drowns whilst fishing at 40
  • 1986 Ellis Achong, West Indian cricket spin bowler (6 Tests, 8 wickets; Trinidad; 1st of Chinese descent to play a Test match), dies at 82
  • 1989 Joe Collins, American baseball first baseman (World Series 1949–53, 56; New York Yankees), dies at 66
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