Events in Sport on April 22

  • 1876 1st NL game, Boston Braves beat Philadelphia Athletics 6-5
  • 1876 Philadelphia Nationals Wes Fisler scores baseball's 1st run
  • 1898 Baltimore James Hughes no-hits Boston Braves 8-0
  • 1898 Cincinnati Red Theodore Breitenstein no-hits Pirates 11-0
  • 1903 Highlanders (Yankees) 1st game in New York at Hilltop Park vs Washington Senators, lose 3-1 before 11,950
  • 1906 10th anniversary Olympic games open at Athens, Greece
  • 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

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

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1915 NY Yankees don pinstripes & hat-in-the-ring logo for 1st time
  • 1945 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 3
  • 1947 1st NBA Championship: Philadelphia Warriors beat Chicago Stags, 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
  • 1956 Patty Berg wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open
  • 1957 All NL teams intergates, John Irwin Kennedy is 1st black on Phillies

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

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1959 Chicago White Sox beat KC Athletics 20-6, in 1 inning Sox score 11 runs on 1 hit, 10 walks, & 3 errors
  • 1962 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Sunshine Golf Open
  • 1962 NY Mets tiea NL record by losing 9 straight to start season
  • 1962 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2
  • 1966 Atlanta Braves win their 1st game, beating NY Mets 8-4

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1969 Joe Frazier KOs Dave Zyglewick in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 1969 Robin Knox-Johnston ends 312 day non-stop sailing
  • 1970 NY Met Jerry Grote sets record of 20 put outs by a catcher
  • 1970 NY Met Tom Seaver strikes out last 10 Padres, for a total of 19
  • 1970 Senators beat Yankees 2-1 in 18 innings
  • 1979 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Florida Lady Citrus Golf Tournament
  • 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)
  • 1984 Vicki Fergon wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
  • 1988 Women are allowed to compete in Little 500 bicycle race (Indiana)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1994 Ice skater Tonya Harding sues ex-husband Jeff Gillooly for $42,500

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

World Boxing Champion Michael Moorer
World Boxing Champion
Michael Moorer
Boxer Evander Holyfield
Boxer
Evander Holyfield

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

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

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2003 Patrick Roy plays his final career NHL game

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • 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

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

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • 2018 Liverpool's Egyptian goal sneak Mohamed Salah is named Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year

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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)

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal