On This Day

On This Day in Sport for May 30

Events in Sport

  • 1890 First baseman Dave Foutz hits Brooklyn Bridegrooms' (later Dodgers) first ever home run during doubleheader defeats to Chicago Colts at Washington Park, Brooklyn
  • 1894 Boston Beaneaters baseball second baseman Bobby Lowe first to hit 4 home runs in MLB game in 20-11 win against Cincinnati Reds
  • 1895 English cricket icon W. G. Grace scores 169 for Gloucestershire against Middlesex at Lord's for his 1,000th first-class run of the season in just 22 days
  • 1896 First car accident occurs; Henry Wells hits a cyclist in NYC
  • 1899 24th Preakness: R Clawson aboard Half Time wins in 1:47
  • 1903 28th Preakness: W Gannon aboard Flocarline wins in 1:44.8
  • 1906 40th Belmont: Lucien Lyne aboard Burgomaster wins in 2:20
  • 1907 41st Belmont Stakes: George Mountain aboard 3 year old stallion Peter Pan wins
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1923 Charles Fichardt, cricketer (South African batsman in 2 Tests 1892-96), dies
  • 1939 Floyd Roberts,, American auto racer, killed in a 100 mph crash during 1939 Indianapolis 500 at 39
  • 1964 Eddie Sachs, American auto racer (b. 1927)
  • 1964 Dave MacDonald, American auto racer (b. 1936)
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