Events in Sport on April 21

  • 1898 Phillies' pitcher Bill Duggleby hits a grand slam on 1st at bat

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1904 Ty Cobb makes his pro debut for Augusta (South Atlantic League)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1910 Cleve Naps play 1st game at League Park, lose to Det Tigers 5-0
  • 1921 Ottawa Senators beat Vanc Millionaires 3 games to 2 for Stanley Cup [or 4/4]
  • 1925 No baseball games played in NL due to Charles Ebbets' funeral
  • 1934 Moe Berg, Senators catcher, plays AL record 117th cons errorless game
  • 1944 NFL Chic Cardinals & Pittsburgh Steelers merge (dissolves on Dec 3)
  • 1948 2nd NBA Championship: Balt Bullets beat Philadelphia Warriors, 4 games to 2
  • 1951 5th NBA Championship: Rochester Royals beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3
  • 1951 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 1
  • 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers win, then record 10th straight game to begin a season
  • 1957 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • 1964 Pirates & Cubs combine for 9 HRs, Pirates win 8-5
  • 1967 Dodgers 1st rain out in Los Angeles (after 737 consecutive games)
  • 1969 73rd Boston Marathon: Yoshiaki Unetani of Japan 1st man in 2:13:49 and Sara Mae Berman of United States 1st woman in 3:22:46
  • 1970 Reds clout 7 HRs by 6 batters, Braves counter with 3 HRs, 6 for one team & 9 different batters for two teams, all tie or set records

  • 1974 3rd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Jo Ann Prentice
  • 1975 79th Boston Marathon: Bill Rodgers of United States 1st man in 2:09:55 and Liane Winter of West Germany 1st woman in 2:42:24 (world record for female)
  • 1977 Billy Martin pulls Yankee line-up out of a hat, beats Blue Jays 8-6
  • 1980 84th Boston Marathon: Bill Rodgers of United States 1st man in 2:12:11 and Jacqueline Gareau of Canada 1st woman in 2:34:28; Rosie Ruiz disqualified as women's champion for not running the entire course
  • 1982 Atlanta Braves win their 13th straight game
  • 1985 Ingrid Kristiansen wins London Marathon in a record 2:21:06
  • 1986 90th Boston Marathon: Rob de Castella of Australia 1st man in 2:07:51 and Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway 1st woman in 2:24:55
  • 1986 Bob Hering sets Formula One power boat record (165.338 mph, Ariz)
  • 1987 Brewers lose, ending AL season-opening winning streak at 13 games
  • 1987 Milwaukee Brewers lose after 13th straight victory to start season

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1987 Richard Hadlee makes highest Test Cricket score of 151* (v Sri Lanka)

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Richard Hadlee
  • 1988 1st four-day games in County Cricket Championship commence
  • 1989 George W Bush & Edward W Rose become CEO of Texas Rangers
  • 1990 National League umpire is arrested for stealing baseball cards

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1991 52nd PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Jack Nicklaus

  • 1991 Jakov Tolstikov wins 4th World Cup marathon (2:09:17)
  • 1991 Rosa Mota wins 4th World Cup female marathon (2:26:14)
  • 1991 NFL Draft: University of Miami defensive tackle Russell Maryland first pick by Dallas Cowboys

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1994 Eddie Murray sets record for switch hit HRs in a games (11 times)

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 1995 Boston Celtics final game at Boston Gardens, NY Knicks win 98-92
  • 1996 57th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Hale Irwin
  • 1996 Chicago Bulls win NBA record 72 games (72-8)
  • 1997 101st Boston Marathon: Lameck Aguta of Kenya 1st man in 2:10:34 and Fatuma Roba of Ethiopia 1st woman in 2:26:23
  • 2001 NFL Draft: Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Vick first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • 2003 107th Boston Marathon: Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya 1st man in 2:10:11 and Svetlana Zakharova of Russia 1st woman in 2:25:19
  • 2008 112th Boston Marathon: Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya 1st man in 2:07:45 and Dire Tune of Ethiopia 1st woman in 2:25:25
  • 2012 Chicago White Sox pitcher, Philip Humber, pitches the 21st MLB perfect game against the Seattle Mariners
  • 2013 Tsegaye Kebede and Priscah Jeptoo win the 2013 London Marathon
  • 2014 118th Boston Marathon: Meb Keflezighi of United States 1st man in 2:08:37 and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya 1st woman in 2:18:57
  • 2018 Oakland A's left hander Sean Manaea no-hits the Boston Red Sox