Events in Sport on April 24

  • 1880 Amateur Athletic Association, governing body for men's athletics in England & Wales, is founded in Oxford, England

World Record

1894 French cyclist Henri Desgrange rides 100km in a world record time of 2:39:18

  • 1894 Phillies Lave Cross hits for cycle vs Bkln Dodgers
  • 1901 The Chicago White Stockings win against the Cleveland Blues in the 1st game played in baseball's American League

Sports History

1905 First-class cricket debut of Sir Jack Hobbs, "The Master" for Surrey v the "Gentlemen of England" (18 & 88)

  • 1905 Senators execute a triple-play & beat Yankees 4-3
  • 1917 Yankee lefty George Mogridge no-hits Red Sox 2-1 at Fenway
  • 1945 Albert B "Happy" Chandler is named 2nd baseball commissioner
  • 1946 11 players named to the Baseball Hall of Fame: Tinker, Evers, Chance, Burkett, McCarthy, Waddell, Plank, Walsh, Jack Chesbro, Griffith and McGinnity
  • 1956 AL umpire Frank Umont is 1st to wear glasses in a regular season game
  • 1957 Chicago Cub pitchers walk NL record 9 Reds in 5th inning
  • 1958 Lee Walls hits 3 HRs, as Cubs beat Dodgers 15-2

Baseball Record

1962 LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax's 2nd career 18-strikeout, in a 10-2 win over Cubs in Chicago

  • 1963 17th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2

Hall of Fame

1963 Future Basketball Hall of Fame point guard Bob Cousy plays his last NBA game for Boston as Celtics beat LA Lakers, 112-109 in Game 6 for their 5th straight NBA C'ship

  • 1966 Atlanta Braves win NL-record 18 straight home games (17 in Milwaukee)
  • 1967 21st NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 2
  • 1974 NFL grants franchise to Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Baseball Record

1978 Angels Nolan Ryan strikes out 15 Mariners, 20th time he has 15 in game

Sports History

1981 Bill Shoemaker wins his 8,000th race, 2000 more than any other jockey

  • 1981 San Antonio blocks 20 Golden State shots to set NBA reg game record
  • 1982 Cards win 12th game in a row; 7-4 over Phillies
  • 1988 NFL Draft: Auburn tight end Aundray Bruce first pick by Atlanta Falcons

Sports History

1992 George Steinbrenner drops his suits against baseball

Sports History

1994 David Robinson scores ties 7th highest total in the NBA - 71

  • 1994 NFL Draft: Ohio State defensive tackle Dan Wilkinson first pick by Cincinnati Bengals
  • 1994 NY Rangers sweep NY Islanders in NHL playoffs

Sports History

1995 Court orders Darryl Strawberry to pay back $350,000 in taxes

  • 1996 Highest scoring baseball game in 17 years - Twins 24, Tigers 11

Sports History

2004 NFL Draft: Ole Miss quarterback Eli Manning first pick by San Diego Chargers