On This Day

On This Day in Sport for July 29

Events in Sport

  • 1751 1st international world title prize fight: Jack Stack of England, beats challenger M. Petit of France in 29 mins in England
  • 1874 Major Walter Copton Wingfield patents a portable tennis court
  • 1899 Southern California Golf Association forms
  • 1906 4th Tour de France won by René Pottier of France
  • 1908 St Louis Browns' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Rube Waddell strikes out 16 Philadelphia A's in 5-4 win against his previous team at Sportsman's Park II, St. Louis
  • 1911 Boston Red Sox Joe Wood no-hits St Louis Browns, 5-0
  • 1915 Pirate Honus Wagner at 41, hits a grand slam HR
  • 1921 Cleveland's 125th anniversary celebration: Cy Young, 54, pitches 2 inn
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1934 Didier Pitre, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Montreal Canadiens), dies of acute indigestion at 50
  • 1954 Coen de Koning, Dutch speed skater (World Alllround Speed Skating champion 1905), dies at 75
  • 1963 Dave Smith, cricketer (2 Tests in 1912 Australian side), dies
  • 1964 Vean Gregg, American baseball player, dies at 79
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