On This Day

On This Day in Sport for December 17

Events in Sport

  • 1894 Cricket day 3 1T Australia v Engand; England 325 all out, 261 behind on 1st innings
  • 1920 AL votes to let spitball pitchers to continue using it
  • 1924 The Hamilton Tigers and Ottawa Senators battle out the first scoreless game in NHL history; Jake Forbes (Hamilton) and Alex Connell (Ottawa) each record shutouts
  • 1927 Australian cricketing prodigy Don Bradman scores 118 in his 1st-class debut for NSW against South Australia at the Adelaide Oval
  • 1927 Victoria score 793 against Queensland, Bill Ponsford 437
  • 1932 Cards trade Jim Bottomley to Reds for Estel Crabtree & Ownie Carroll
  • 1933 B H Valentine scores 133 on Test Cricket debut, Eng v India at Bombay
  • 1933 Lala Amarnath scores century on Test Cricket debut (went on to 118)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1993 Tennis star Boris Becker (26) weds designer Barbara Feltus (27); divorce in 2001
  • 2005 Race car driver Gary Paffett (24) weds his lady love Lisa in England
  • 2012 Minnesota Vikings football quarterback Christian Ponder (25) weds ESPN reporter Samantha Steele (27) in Hudson, Wisconsin

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