On This Day

On This Day in Sport for September 24

Events in Sport

  • 1853 1st round-the-world trip by yacht (Cornelius Vanderbilt)
  • 1903 Bill Bradley becomes 1st Cleveland baseball player (Cleveland Naps) to hit for cycle
  • 1906 St Louis Card Stony McGlynn no-hits Dodgers, 1-1 in 7 inning game
  • 1908 Robert B Rhoads becomes 1st Cleveland pitcher (Cleveland Naps) to toss a no-hit game, Cleveland 2, Boston 1
  • 1919 Boston Red Sox slugger Babe Ruth sets MLB season home run record at 28 off Yankee Bob Shawkey in a 2-1 loss at the Polo Grounds in NYC
  • 1920 Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth becomes first to hit 50 home runs in a MLB season with a 1st inning blast off Jose Acosta in a 2-1 loss to the Washington Senators
  • 1922 St Louis Cardinals future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Rogers Hornsby sets National League HR mark at 42
  • 1927 NHL's Toronto St Patricks become Maple Leafs
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1948 American Major League Baseball outfielder Ty Cobb (61) weds Frances Cass (40)

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1896 Percy McDonnell, Australian cricket batsman (19 Tests, 3 x 100s), dies of cardiac failure at 35
  • 1919 Frank Laver, Australian cricket medium pace bowler (15 Tests, 37 wickets, BB 8/31) and baseball player (first Australian national team), dies of a cerebral haemorrhage at 49
  • 1933 Mike Donlin, American baseball player (NY Giants), dies at 55
  • 2002 Leon Hart, American College Football Hall of Fame end and fullback (Heisman Trophy 1949, Notre Dame), dies at 73
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