On This Day in Sport for March 4

Events in Sport

  • 1846 8th Grand National: William Taylor aboard outsider Pioneer wins by 3 lengths from Culverthorpe
  • 1857 19th Grand National: Charlie Boyce wins aboard Emigrant at 10/1
  • 1868 30th Grand National: George Ede victorious aboard Irish 9/1 shot The Lamb; horse wins second GN in 1871
  • 1903 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal HC beats Winnipeg Victorias, 4-1 for a 2-1 challenge series victory
  • 1913 NY Yankees are 1st to train outside US (Bermuda)
  • 1927 Babe Ruth becomes the highest-paid player in MLB history when he signs 3-year, $70,000 per season contract with the New York Yankees
  • 1931 Don Bradman is bowled for a rare first ball duck by Herman Griffith (4-50) on the last day of 5th cricket Test vs West Indies in Sydney; Windies win by 31 runs but lose series to Australia, 4-1
  • 1933 Noordwijk soccer team forms
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