Events in Sport on April 23

  • 1903 NY Highlanders (Yankees) win their first game; beat Washington Senators, 7-2 at American League Park
  • 1919 US Major League Baseball opens a reduced 140-game season
  • 1933 Dovo soccer team forms in Veenendaal

Sports History

1937 New York Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell's first start of season, a 3-0 win over the Boston Bees, is his 17th straight win; streak continues for league record 24 victories in a row

Baseball Event

1939 Boston Red Sox Ted Williams hits his 1st HR

  • 1940 NY Yankees dedicate a plaque to Jacob Rupert
  • 1946 Brooklyn Dodger Ed Head no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
  • 1950 1st major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5)
  • 1950 NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat Syracuse Nationals, 110-95 to take series, 4 games to 2
  • 1950 Stanley Cup Final, Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI: Pete Babando scores Cup-winning goal in double overtime of Game 7 as Detroit Red Wings beat NY Rangers, 4-3 for a 4-3 series win

Sports History

1952 Bob Cain of Browns & Bob Feller of Cleveland Indians each pitch a one-hitter

  • 1952 New York Giant Hoyt Wilhelm wins his 1st game in relief & hits his only HR

Baseball Record

1954 Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 1st of his 755 homers

Sports History

1958 Gil Hodges hits his 300th HR & Pee Wee Reese plays in 2,000th game

  • 1962 NY Mets win their 1st game ever, after going 0-9, beat Pirates 9-1
  • 1964 Houston Colt 45s Ken Johnson becomes 1st major league pitcher to lose a 9 inning no-hitter, Reds win 1-0

NBA Finals

1969 LA Lakers guard Jerry West scores 53 points in 120-118 NBA Finals Game 1 win over Boston Celtics at the LA Forum

  • 1977 ADO Den Haag soccer team forms in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1977 Czech chess master Vlastimil Hort plays 201 games simultaneously & only loses 10

Sports History

1978 Reds Joe Morgan ends record streak of 91 consecutive errorless games at 2nd

  • 1983 David Hookes scores his only Test Cricket century, 143* v Sri Lanka
  • 1985 Brooklyn College soccer team wins Nepal's invitational
  • 1987 NJ Devils farm team Maine Mariners (AHL) move to Utica (Devils) NY

Sports History

1989 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores 10 points in his last game as a Laker in a 121-117 win over Seattle SuperSonics at the LA Forum

  • 1989 NFL Draft: UCLA quarterback Troy Aikman first pick by Dallas Cowboys

Sports History

1989 Nolan Ryan blows a no hitter in 9th inning

Sports History

1991 Björn Borg loses 6-2, 6-3 to Jordi Arrese after an 8 year lay off without practising or playing any exhibition matches

  • 1991 Outstanding West Indian cricket opening batsman Gordon Greenidge scores 226 in his final Test innings at home in Bridgetown, Barbados; WI win 4th Test v Australia by 343 runs
  • 2005 NFL Draft: University of Utah quarterback Alex Smith first pick by San Francisco 49ers
  • 2012 38,000 London Marathon entrants have their home and email contacts published in a data protection breach

Sports History

2013 West Indian cricketer, Chris Gayle, smashes the fastest century in history (30 balls)

  • 2019 Southampton striker Shane Long scores fastest goal in English Premier League history when he nets after 7.69 seconds in 1-1 draw at Watford
  • 2020 NFL Draft: LSU quarterback Joe Burrow first pick by Cincinnati Bengals