On This Day

On This Day in Sport for November 4

Events in Sport

  • 1889 Players League begins, declaring independence from baseball's NL
  • 1924 California legalizes professional boxing (illegal since 1914)
  • 1934 After posting 7 straight shutouts to start the NFL season, Detroit Lions beat Pittsburgh, 40-7 at University of Detroit Stadium; scored upon for the first time of the season; rush for NFL single game record 426 yards
  • 1951 Ryder Cup Golf, Pinehurst Resort: US wins 9½-2½; Sam Snead playing captain for US; Arthur Lacey non-playing GB skipper
  • 1951 NY Giants & NY Yanks score back-to-back TDs on kickoff returns
  • 1951 Vijay Merchant scores 154 v England in his last Test Cricket innings
  • 1953 New baseball balk rule gives the batter option of accepting the outcome of the pitch or the balk
  • 1959 Ernie Banks, Cubs shortstop, wins 2nd consecutive NL MVP
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1873 Bobby Wallace, Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop, pitcher, manager, umpire and scout (St. Louis Browns), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1960)
  • 1899 Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish road cyclist (Tour de France 1927-28), born in Mamer, Capellen, Luxembourg (d. 1985)
  • 1906 Bob Considine, American journalist and author (Babe Ruth Story), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1975)
  • 1909 Bert Patenaude, American soccer forward (4 caps; scorer of first hat-trick in World Cup history, 1930), born in Fall River, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2006 1996 summer Olympic gold medalist gymnast Dominique Moceanu (25) weds podiatrist Dr. Michael Canales (29) in Houston, Texas

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