Events in Sport on April 13

  • 1908 Groundbreaking on Philadelphia's Shibe Park (home of A's & Phillies)

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1926 At 38, Walter Johnson pitches his 7th opening day shutout

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1926 Cyclists without bicycle-tax-stamp rounded up in Amsterdam
  • 1927 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Boston Bruins, in 2 games & 2 ties
  • 1932 Kozakken Boys soccer team forms in Werkendam forms
  • 1933 Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
  • 1940 Cornelious Warmerdam became 1st man to pole vault 15 ft
  • 1940 Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 2
  • 1944 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Chicago Blackhawks in 4 games
  • 1946 Eddie Klepp, a white pitcher signed by defending Negro League champ Cleveland Buckeyes, is barred from field in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1949 3rd NBA Championship: Minn Lakers beat Wash Capitols, 4 games to 2
  • 1953 1st game of Milwaukee Braves, they beat Cincinnati Reds 2-0
  • 1954 Balt Orioles 1st game, loses to Tigers in Detroit 3-0

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1954 Milwaukee Braves' Hank Aaron's 1st game

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 1957 11th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat St Louis Hawks, 4 games to 3

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1962 Stan Musial scores his 1,869th run, a new NL record

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial

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1963 Pete Rose triples for his 1st major league base hit

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1969 33rd Masters Golf Tournament: George Archer wins, shooting a 281
  • 1970 34th Masters Golf Tournament: Billy Casper wins, shooting a 279
  • 1972 1st baseball players' strike ends after 13 days

Sport awardGolf Major

1975 39th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 276

  • 1976 1st NBA playoff game for Cleve Cavliers, they lose 100-95 to Wash
  • 1978 NY Yanks defeat White Sox 4-2 in home opener on Reggie Candy Bar Day

Sport awardGolf Major

1980 44th Masters Golf Tournament: Seve Ballesteros wins, shooting a 275

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • 1980 US and its allies boycott the Summer Olympics in Moscow in protest against Russia's invasion of Afghanistan
  • 1983 Undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault
  • 1984 India beat Pak by 58 runs to win 1st Asia Cricket Cup in Sharjah
  • 1984 Pete Rose becomes 1st NL to get 4,000 hits in a career
  • 1985 "TASS" denounces US boycott of Moscow Olympics
  • 1985 Katrin Dörre wins 1st female World Cup marathon (2:33:30)
  • 1986 50th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 279
  • 1986 Boston Celtics end season with a 40-1 home win record
  • 1986 Spanish Grand Prix decided by 0.014 of a second
  • 1987 1st 3 San Diego Padres hit HRs off SF starter Roger Mason
  • 1990 4th largest NBA crowd (45,458) see Orlando play at Minneapolis
  • 1990 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 6-5, Rangers win preliminary, 4-1
  • 1992 Lou Carnesecca retires as coach of St John's basketball team
  • 1992 Longest 2 undefeated baseball teams to meet (NY Yanks 5-0 vs Toronto Blue Jays 6-0); Yanks score 3 in top of 9th to win 5-2
  • 1996 En route to NHL record 62 victories Detroit Red Wings win #61
  • 1996 Ottawa Senators eliminate Stanley Cup Champs NJ Devils from playoff
  • 1997 48th time opposing pitchers hit HRs, Carlos Perez (Mon)/Darren Holmes

Sport awardGolf Major

1997 61st Masters Golf Tournament: Tiger Woods at 21 (270 18 under par)

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
  • 1997 Hartford Whalers last NHL game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 NHL Pitts Penguin Mario Lemieux's last NHL regular game

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • 1997 Travis Fryman homers off R Hernandez in both games of double header 1st time since 1961 that 2 doubleheaders are played in the same city Giants vs Mets & Oakland A's vs Yankees in NY
  • 2003 67th Masters Golf Tournament: Mike Weir wins, shooting a 281

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

2004 Barry Bonds hits his 661st career home run, passing his godfather Willie Mays on the MLB all-time list

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 2008 72nd Masters Golf Tournament: Trevor Immelman wins, shooting a 280
  • 2014 Kenyan Wilson Kipsang wins the London Marathon
  • 2014 78th Masters Golf Tournament: Bubba Watson wins, shooting a 280

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

2014 Manny Pacquiao defeats Timothy Bradley to regain his WBO welterweight boxing title