On This Day

On This Day in Sport for August 4

Events in Sport

  • 1907 Tour de France: Lucien Petit-Breton of France beats countryman Gustave Garrigou to win first of 2 Tour victories
  • 1910 MLB pitching duel; Philadelphia A's Jack Coombs and White Sox Ed Walsh pitch a 0-0 tie in 16 innings
  • 1922 Lizzie Murphy becomes the first female to play against MLB players in a charity exhibition; all-stars from New England and AL v Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park
  • 1929 Cleveland Indians, trailing 6-5 in 9th with 2 outs score AL record tying 9 runs, beat NY Yankees 14-6
  • 1934 Giants outfielder Mel Ott becomes first player in MLB history to score 6 runs in a game as New York beats Phillies, 21-4
  • 1936 American athlete Jesse Owens wins his 2nd gold medal at the Berlin Olympics; beats German Luz Long in the long jump final with an Olympic record
  • 1936 American Helen Stephens runs 11.5 to win the 100m at the Berlin Olympics, beating controversial intersex athlete StanisÅ‚awa Walasiewicz of Poland
  • 1941 Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Mickey Owens becomes 1st MLB player to take 3 foul pop-ups in one inning (3rd) in 11-6 win v NY Giants
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1919 Dave Gregory, Australian cricket batsman (Australia's 1st Test captain; 3 Tests; NSW CA), dies at 74
  • 1967 Peter Smith, cricketer (Essex leggie, 3 wickets for England), dies
  • 1995 Dick Bartell, baseball player, dies at 87
  • 1999 Liselott Linsenhoff, German equestrian rider (Olympic gold 1968, 72), dies at 71
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