On This Day in Sport for August 4

Events in Sport

  • 1907 5th Tour de France won by Lucien Petit-Breton of France

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1909 Ump Tim Hurst instigates a riot by spitting at A's 2nd baseman Eddie Collins, who had questioned a call, this leads to Hurst's banishment

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1910 A's Jack Coombs & White Sox Ed Walsh pitch a 16 inn scoreless tie
  • 1922 Female 1st baseman Lizzie Murphy plays on AL all-star team
  • 1934 NY Giants Mel Ott sets record of 6 runs in game & beats Phillies 21-4

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1945 Golfer Byron Nelson records most tournament wins (18) in a season

Golfer Byron Nelson
Byron Nelson
  • 1945 Red Sox Tom McBride is 3rd to get 6 RBIs in an inning (4th)
  • 1949 NBL & NBAA merge into National Basketball Association
  • 1953 Vic Raschi sets pitcher record by driving in 7 runs & wins 15-0
  • 1961 28th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 28, All-Stars 14 (66,000)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1963 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1967 34th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 27, All-Stars 0 (70,934)
  • 1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Gino Paoli Golf Open
  • 1974 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
  • 1980 Seattle Mariners replace manager Darrell Johnson with Maury Wills
  • 1982 NY Met Joel Youngblood singles in Chicago day game, he is traded, then singles for Expos in Philadelphia night game
  • 1983 NY Yankee Dave Winfield accidentally kills a seagull while warming up before the 5th inning

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1984 Carl Lewis wins gold medal in 100-meter dash at LA Summer Olympics

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 1985 Penny Hammel wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • 1985 White Sox Tom Seaver is 17th to win #300, beating Yankees
  • 1989 Blue Jays Dave Steib's perfect game broken up in 9th with 2 outs by NY Yankee Roberto Kelly
  • 1991 1st time Seattle Mariners are 9 games over .500
  • 1991 Deb Richard wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament

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1995 Darryl Strawberry joins the NY Yankees

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

Sport awardGolf Major

1996 24th du Maurier Golf Classic: Laura Davies

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • 1996 26th Olympic games closes at Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2012 South African Oscar Pistorius becomes first amputee to compete at the Olympics

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1825 Arthur Haygarth, cricketer (Middlesex & Surrey bat, famous biographer), born in Hastings, Sussex, England (d. 1903)
  • 1865 Gus Kempis, South African cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 1890)
  • 1867 Jake Beckley, American baseball player, born in Hannibal, Missouri (d. 1918)
  • 1884 Henri Cornet, French cyclist who won the second Tour de France, born in Desvres, France (d. 1941)
  • 1890 Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1957)
  • 1901 Clarence Passailaigue, Jamaican cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1972)
  • 1902 Wild Bill Hallahan, American baseball player, born in Binghamton, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1904 Joe Tate, English footballer, born in Old Hill, Cradley Heath, England (d. 1973)
  • 1909 Glenn Cunningham, American middle distance runner (1930's), born in Atlanta, Kansas (d. 1988)

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1921 Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Canadian NHL star (Montreal Canadiens, MVP-1947), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2000)

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • 1928 Udham Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic gold 1952, 56, 64), born in Sansarpur, India (d. 2000)
  • 1928 Christian Goethals, Belgian racing driver, born in Kortrijk, Belgium (d. 2003)
  • 1931 Narendra Tamhane, Indian cricket wicketkeeper (1950's), born in Bombay, India
  • 1933 Nathan Eugene Brooks, flyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1952), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1934 Dallas Green, baseball manager (Phillies, Yankees), born in Newport, Delaware (d. 2017)
  • 1941 Quincey Daniels, American boxer (Olympic bronze 1960), born in San Diego, California
  • 1942 Cleon Jones, American baseball player, born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1943 Rodney Stuart Pattison, British yachtsman (Olympics)
  • 1943 Bjørn Wirkola, Norwegian ski jumper, born in Alta, Norway

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1947 Ken Dryden, NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens, 6 Stanley Cups), born in Hamilton, Ontario

NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician Ken Dryden
NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician
Ken Dryden
  • 1949 John Riggins, NFL running back (NY Jets, Wash Redskins)
  • 1952 Daniel Bautista, Mexican 20k walker (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1954 Janet Coles, LPGA golfer
  • 1957 John Wark, Scottish footballer
  • 1958 Greg Foster, Maywood Ill, 110m hurdler (Olympic silver 1984)
  • 1958 Mary Decker Tabb Slaney, NJ, olympic track star (mile record 4:16.71)
  • 1959 Deedee Lasker, LPGA golfer

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1962 Roger Clemens, MLB pitcher (Red Sox, Blue Jays, 7 Cy Youngs, MVP), born in Dayton, Ohio

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 1964 B J Surhoff, infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1964 Clyde Simmons, NFL defensive end (Az Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1965 Trena Trice, WNBA forward/center (NY Liberty)
  • 1966 Kensuke Sasaki, wrestler (WCW/NJPW/Calgary, Power Warrior)
  • 1967 Carrie Flemmer, Stettler Alberta, softball catcher (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 Marcelo Filippini, Uruguay, tennis star
  • 1967 Michael Lawrence Marsh, American sprinter (Olympic 200m gold 1992, silver 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1968 Darcy Arreola, 1.5k runner, born in La Mesa, California
  • 1968 James Francis, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1969 Lee O'Leary, Compton CA, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1969 Norm Casola, CFL slot back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1970 Orlando Trustfull, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1970 Owen McMahon, Australian 470 class sailor (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Steven Jack, cricketer (South African pace bowler 1994-95)
  • 1971 Greg Frers, CFL safety (BC Lions)
  • 1971 Jeff Gordon, American race car driver
  • 1973 Alex Molden, cornerback (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1973 Eddie Cade, NFL full safety (NE Patriots)
  • 1973 Peter Tsekenis, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Xavier Marchand, French swimmer
  • 1974 Canute Curtis, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1974 Kily González, Argentine footballer
  • 1974 Keenan Milton, Professional Skater
  • 1975 Beau Morgan, running back (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1975 Kaipo Spenser, Wailuku HI, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1976 Andrew McLeod, Australian footballer
  • 1977 Luís Boa Morte, Portuguese footballer
  • 1978 Kurt Busch, American race car driver
  • 1979 Brandi Siegel, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1979 Robin Peterson, South African cricketer
  • 1980 Richard Dawson, English cricketer
  • 1981 Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer
  • 1981 Ben Scott, English cricketer
  • 1985 Mark Milligan, Australian footballer
  • 1985 Luis Antonio Valencia, Ecuadorean footballer
  • 1985 Ha Seung-Jin, Korean basketball player

Deaths in Sport

  • 1919 D[ave] W Gregory, cricketer (brother of Ned, uncle of Syd), dies
  • 1967 Peter Smith, cricketer (Essex leggie, 3 wickets for England), dies
  • 1995 Dick Bartell, baseball player, dies at 87
  • 2008 Craig Jones, English motorcycle racer. (b. 1985)
  • 2011 Naoki Matsuda, Japanese Soccer player (b. 1977)
  • 2013 Art Donovan, American football player, dies from a respiratory ailment at 89