Events in Sport on April 16

  • 1912 Pirates turn a rare 5-3-7 doubleplay (left fielder covers 2nd base)
  • 1929 NY Yankees become 1st team to wear uniform numbers

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1935 Babe Ruth's 1st NL game, for Boston Braves, included a HR

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1939 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 1
  • 1949 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games (2nd year in a row)
  • 1953 Phillie's Connie Ryan gets 6 hits in a game
  • 1953 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
  • 1954 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 3
  • 1957 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
  • 1959 NY Yankees unveil their 1st message scoreboard
  • 1959 Phils' Dave Philley gets a major league record 9th straight pinch hit

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1961 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1961 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2
  • 1972 Chicago Cub Burt Hooton no-hits Phillies, 1-0
  • 1978 St Louis Card Bob Forsch no-hits Phillies, 5-0
  • 1979 83rd Boston Marathon: Bill Rodgers of United States 1st man in 2:09:27 and Joan Benoit of United States 1st woman in 2:35:15

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1980 Arthur Ashe retires from professional tennis

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • 1984 88th Boston Marathon: Geoff Smith of Great Britain 1st man in 2:10:34 and Lorraine Moller of New Zealand 1st woman in 2:29:28
  • 1984 Oakland A's Dave Kingman hits 3 HRs including a grand slam

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1987 Michael Jordan becomes the second NBA player in history to score 3000 points in a season

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • 1989 1st Seniors Golf Tradition: Don Bies wins
  • 1989 Costa Rica beats US 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • 1989 Zeleka Metaferia wins 3rd World Cup marathon (2:10:28)
  • 1990 Boston Marathon: Gelindo Bordin of Italy wins men's title in 2:08:19; Portugal's Rosa Mota woman's winner in 2:25:24
  • 1991 St Louis Blues becomes 8th NHL team in Play-off to come back from a 3-1 deficit as they beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in game 7
  • 1992 NY Rangers win team record 50th game

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1995 56th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Ray Floyd wins

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • 2001 105th Boston Marathon: Lee Bong-Ju of South Korea 1st man in 2:09:43 and Catherine Ndereba of Kenya 1st woman in 2:23:53
  • 2007 111th Boston Marathon: Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya 1st man in 2:14:13 and Lidiya Grigoryeva of Russia 1st woman in 2:29:18
  • 2012 116th Boston Marathon: Wesley Korir of Kenya 1st man in 2:12:40 and Sharon Cherop of Kenya 1st woman in 2:31:50
  • 2018 Desiree Linden becomes the first American to win the women's Boston marathon title since 1985