On This Day

On This Day in Sport for February 28

Events in Sport

  • 1844 6th Grand National: John Crickmere wins aboard 5/1 co-favourite Discount
  • 1849 11th Grand National: Tom Cunningham wins aboard 20/1 Peter Simple; 2nd consecutive year there are 3 equine fatalities during the race
  • 1903 Barney Dreyfuss & James Potter buy Philadelphia Phillies for $170,000
  • 1904 Football club Sport Lisboa (Benfica) founded in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1906 Stanley Cup: Ottawa HC beats Queen's University (Kingston, ON), 12-7 for a 2-0 sweep of challenge series
  • 1912 Australian batting great Victor Trumper scores 50 in his final Test innings in 5th Test loss v England at Sydney Cricket Ground
  • 1925 Longest win streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (9 games)
  • 1929 Chic Black Hawks lose record NHL 15th straight game at home
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1912 Bill Storer, English cricket wicket-keeper (6 Tests 1897-99), dies
  • 1963 Eppa Rixey Jr., American Baseball HOF pitcher (NL wins leader 1922; 266 career wins; Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds), dies at 71
  • 1972 Victor Barna, table tennis champ, dies
  • 1980 Ian Alexander Ross Peebles, cricketer (45 wkts for England), dies
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