On This Day

On This Day in Sport for July 20

Events in Sport

  • 1858 Fee 1st charged to see a baseball game (50 cents) (NY beats Bkln 22-18)
  • 1896 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Harold Mahony beats 3-time champion Wilfred Baddeley 6-2, 6-8, 5-7, 8-6, 6-3
  • 1906 Brooklyn Superbas pitcher Mal Eason no-hits St Louis Cardinals, 2-0 at Robison Field, St. Louis
  • 1911 Boston Red Sox Smokey Joe Wood no-hits St Louis Browns, 5-0
  • 1912 Phillies Sherry Magee steals home twice in 1 game
  • 1916 NY Giants trade future Baseball HOF pitcher Christy Mathewson to Cincinnati Reds
  • 1920 Dutch soccer club Sportclub Heerenveen is formed; initially known as Athleta; KNVB Cup Champions 2008–09
  • 1923 Yanks hit into a triple-play but beat A's 9-2
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1893 Tom Kelly, Australian cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1877-79, 64 runs), dies at 49
  • 1893 Thomas Kelly, Australian cricket batsman (2 Tests, HS 35; Victoria CA), dies at 49
  • 1908 Demetrius Vikelas, Greek businessman and writer (first President International Olympic Committee 1894-1896), dies at 73
  • 1944 Heinz Burns, German (Olympic gold 1936), dies in bombing
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