On This Day

On This Day in Sport for May 4

Events in Sport

  • 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings play their 1st official baseball game, a win against the Great Western Base Ball Club, 45-9
  • 1871 1st baseball league game (National Association of Baseball Players), (Ft Wayne 2, Cleveland 0) Deacon Jim White gets 1st hit, a double
  • 1893 Cowboy Bill Pickett invents bulldogging, the skill of grabbing cattle by the horns and wrestling them to the ground
  • 1897 23rd Kentucky Derby: Buttons Garner aboard Typhoon II wins in 2:12.5
  • 1898 24th Kentucky Derby: Willie Simms aboard Plaudit wins in 2:09
  • 1899 25th Kentucky Derby: Fred Taral aboard Manuel wins in 2:12
  • 1919 1st legal Sunday baseball game in NYC, 35,000 watch the Phillies beat the NY Giants 4-3
  • 1924 VIII Summer Olympic Games open at Olympic Stadium of Colombes, Paris, France
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1944 Baseball player Ted Williams marries Doris Soule (divorced 1954)
  • 2003 Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid (30) weds surgeon Vijeta Pendharkar in Bangalore, India

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