Events in Sport on April 11

  • 1907 NY Giant Roger Bresnahan becomes 1st catcher to wear shin guards

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1917 Babe Ruth beats NY Yanks, pitching 3-hit 10-3 win for Red Sox

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1921 KDKA broadcast 1st radio sporting event, a boxing match (Ray-Dundee)
  • 1921 First sports broadcast on the radio takes place.
  • 1924 1st men's college swimming championships begin
  • 1936 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
  • 1948 12th Masters Golf Tournament: Claude Harmon wins, shooting a 279
  • 1954 Marlene Bauer wins LPGA New Orleans Golf Open
  • 1955 Sobers starts run of 85 Test Cricket appearances for WI uninterrupted
  • 1959 Dodger pitcher Don Drysdale hits his 2nd Opening Day HR
  • 1961 15th NBA Championship: Bos Celtics beat St Louis Hawks, 4 games to 1
  • 1962 New York Mets make a losing debut

Sport awardGolf Major

1965 29th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 271

  • 1966 30th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 288
  • 1966 Emmett Ashford becomes 1st African American major league umpire
  • 1971 35th Masters Golf Tournament: Charles Coody wins, shooting a 279

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975 Hank Aaron returns as a Milwaukee player (Brewer)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 1975 J. P. Parisé scores an 11 sec OT goal, to see the NY Islanders eliminate the NY Rangers in their ever 1st playoff advance

Sport awardGolf Major

1976 40th Masters Golf Tournament: Ray Floyd wins, shooting a 271

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1981 Larry Holmes beats Trevor Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1982 46th Masters Golf Tournament: Craig Stadler wins, shooting a 284

Sport awardGolf Major

1983 47th Masters Golf Tournament: Seve Ballesteros wins, shooting a 280

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • 1987 Yankees score 12 runs in 7th inning vs KC Royals
  • 1987 Zoja Ivanova wins 2nd female World Cup marathon (2:30:39)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 1st playoff goal scored by a goalie, Ron Hextall of Philadelphia

NHL Goalie Ron Hextall
NHL Goalie
Ron Hextall
  • 1990 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 6-1, Rangers lead 3-1 in preliminary
  • 1992 Indians set team record for long game loss to Red Sox (19 inn - 6½ hr)

Sport awardGolf Major

1993 57th Masters Golf Tournament: Bernhard Langer wins, shooting a 277

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • 1993 Jeff Rouse swims world record 100m backstroke (51.43 sec)
  • 1996 Detroit Red Wings become 2nd NHL team to win 60 games in a season
  • 1999 63rd Masters Golf Tournament: José María Olazábal wins, shooting a 280

Sport awardGolf Major

2004 68th Masters Golf Tournament: Phil Mickelson wins, shooting a 279

  • 2010 74th Masters Golf Tournament: Phil Mickelson wins, shooting a 272
  • 2015 168th Grand National: Leighton Aspell aboard Many Clouds wins