Events in Sport on April 22

  • 1876 1st official National League baseball game is played; Boston Red Caps beat Philadelphia Athletics, 6-5 at the Jefferson Street Grounds, Philadelphia
  • 1876 Philadelphia native Tim McGinley of the Boston Red Caps scores baseball National League's 1st run, in Philadelphia
  • 1898 Baltimore James Hughes no-hits Boston Braves 8-0
  • 1898 Cincinnati Red Theodore Breitenstein no-hits Pirates 11-0
  • 1903 NY Highlanders (Yankees) first MLB game; lose 3-1 before 11,950 vs Washington Senators at American League Park
  • 1906 Intercalated Games opens in Athens
  • 1906 New rule puts umpire in sole charge of all game balls
  • 1908 Queensland beat NSW by 171 runs for their 1st cricket win at Gabba

Sports History

1914 Babe Ruth's 1st professional game (as a pitcher) is a 6-hit 6-0 win

  • 1915 NY Yankees don pinstripes & hat-in-the-ring logo for 1st time
  • 1945 Stanley Cup Final, Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 2-1 for a 4-3 series win; Leafs lead series 3-0 but Wings recover to 3-3 to force a decider
  • 1947 1st Basketball Association of America Finals: Philadelphia Warriors beat Chicago Stags, 83-80 to take inaugural series, 4 games to 2
  • 1954 NBA adopts 24-second shot clock & 6 team-foul rule
  • 1955 KC Athletic's 1st game, beat Tigers 6-2
  • 1957 All NL baseball teams integrate, John Irwin Kennedy becomes the 1st Black player for the Philadelphia Phillies
  • 1959 Chicago White Sox beat KC Athletics 20-6, in 1 inning Sox score 11 runs on 1 hit, 10 walks, & 3 errors

Baseball Record

1959 Yankee Whitey Ford strikes out 15, beating Senators, 1-0 in 14 innings

  • 1962 NY Mets tiea NL record by losing 9 straight to start season
  • 1962 Stanley Cup Final, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: Dick Duff scores the winner as Toronto Maple Leafs beat Chicago Blackhawks, 2-1 for a 4-2 series victory
  • 1966 Atlanta Braves win their 1st game, beating NY Mets 8-4

Boxing Title Fight

1969 American Joe Frazier KOs American Dave Zyglewick in 1st round to retain heavyweight boxing title, in Houston, Texas

Sports History

1969 Robin Knox-Johnston ends 312 days of non-stop sailing to become the 1st person to perform a single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the globe

  • 1970 NY Met Jerry Grote sets record of 20 put outs by a catcher

Baseball Record

1970 NY Met Tom Seaver strikes out last 10 Padres, for a total of 19

  • 1970 Senators beat Yankees 2-1 in 18 innings

Sports History

1981 Dodgers rookie Fernando Valenzuela tosses his 3rd shutout in 4 starts

  • 1982 Atlanta Braves lose after winning 1st 13 games of season
  • 1983 Start of 1st Sri Lanka-Australia Test Cricket match (at Kandy)
  • 1988 NJ Devil Patrik Sundstrom sets NHL playoff record of 8 pts in a playoff game (hat trick & 5 assists) in 10-4 rout over the Capitals
  • 1988 Women are allowed to compete in Little 500 bicycle race (Indiana)
  • 1990 NFL Draft: University of Illinois quarterback Jeff George first pick by Indianapolis Colts
  • 1991 Frank Thomas is 1st White Sox to homer at new Comiskey Park
  • 1993 Seattle Mariner Chris Basio no-hits Boston Red Sox

Sports History

1994 American figure skater Tonya Harding sues ex-husband Jeff Gillooly for $42,500

Boxing Title Fight

1994 Michael Moorer beats Evander Holyfield in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxing Title Fight

1995 George Foreman beats Axel Schulz in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in Las Vegas

  • 1995 NFL Draft: Penn State running back Ki-Jana Carter first pick by Cincinnati Bengals

Sports History

2003 Patrick Roy plays his final career NHL game

  • 2010 NFL Draft: Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford first pick by St. Louis Rams
  • 2012 30 year old woman collapses and dies during London Marathon
  • 2013 Manchester United defeat Aston Villa to claim the 2012/2013 English Premier League
  • 2014 David Moyes is sacked as manager of Manchester United

Federation Cup

2017 Ilie Năstase thrown off tennis court for insulting British female players during Fed Cup play-off against Romania in Constanta

  • 2018 Liverpool's Egyptian soccer forward Mohamed Salah is named Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year

Sports History

2018 Monte Carlo Tennis Masters: Rafael Nadal beats Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2 to extend his Open-era record for most wins at the same event (11)