Events in Sport on April 2

  • 1902 MVV Football Club is established in Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • 1908 Mills Committee declares baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday

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1931 Teenage girl strikes out Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1935 Mary Hirsch becomes 1st woman licensed as a horse trainer
  • 1939 6th Masters Golf Tournament: Ralph Guldahl wins, shooting a 279
  • 1955 Pancho Gonzales retains tennis title by winning a tournament playing under table tennis rules

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1969 Milwaukee Bucks sign (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor)

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1974 Tony Greig takes 8-86 v WI Port-of-Spain (later 5-70 in 2nd inn)

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig

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1976 A's trade prospective free agents Reggie Jackson & Ken Holtzman, to Orioles for Don Baylor, Mike Torrez & Paul Mitchell

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1977 Montreal Canadiens set NHL record of 34 straight home games without a lose
  • 1977 131st Grand National: Tommy Stack aboard Red Rum wins
  • 1978 Basil Williams scores 100 on Test Cricket debut, v Aust Georgetown
  • 1978 Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova wins her first WTA Tour Championship; beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley of Australia 7-6, 6-4 at Oakland Coliseum Arena
  • 1982 In exhibition game A's pitcher Steve McCatty comes to bat using a 15" toy bat (under Billy Martins orders), protesting disallowing of DH
  • 1984 46th NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: Georgetown beats Houston 84-75
  • 1986 NCAA adopts 3-point basketball rule (19 feet 9 inch distance)

  • 1988 Simply Majestic sets horse racing's 1-1/8 mile record at 1:45
  • 1988 Test Cricket debut of Curtly Ambrose, WI v Pakistan, Georgetown
  • 1989 18th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Juli Inkster
  • 1989 8th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Auburn 76-60
  • 1990 52nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Nevada-LV beats Duke 103-73
  • 1995 14th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: U of Ct Huskies beats TN 70-64

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1995 7th Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus

  • 1995 Baseball season opener delayed until April 26
  • 1995 Owners accept baseball players proposal, agree to start season 4/26

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1995 Wrestlemania XI in Conn-Lawrence Taylor defeats Bam Bam Bigelow

Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Lawrence Taylor

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1996 Sri Lanka 9-349 in 50 overs beat Pakistan 315 all out, Sanath Jayasuriya hits ton in 48 balls, world ODI record at Singapore

  • 2000 19th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Tennessee 71-52
  • 2001 63rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Arizona 82-72
  • 2005 James Stewart Jr. becomes first African American to win a major motor sports event.
  • 2007 69th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Florida beats Ohio State 84-75

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2010 Kobe Bryant signs a three-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers worth $87 million

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant
  • 2012 74th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky defeats Kansas 67-59
  • 2017 American golfer Lexi Thompson loses ANA Inspiration in Racho Mirage because of TV viewer emailing earlier infringement
  • 2017 ANA Inspiration Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Ryu So-yeon of South Korea wins second major in a playoff with Lexi Thompson