Events in Sport on April 24

  • 1880 Amateur Athletic Association, governing body for men's athletics in England & Wales, is founded in Oxford, England
  • 1894 French cyclist Henri Desgrange rides 100km in world record 2:39:18
  • 1894 Phillies Lave Cross hits for cycle vs Bkln Dodgers
  • 1905 1st-class Cricket debut of Jack Hobbs, Surrey v Gentlemen (18 & 28)
  • 1905 Senators execute a triple-play & beat Yankees 4-3
  • 1917 Yankee lefty George Mogridge no-hits Red Sox 2-1 at Fenway
  • 1933 1st major league to get 4 consecutive doubles in 9 inn (Dick Bartell)
  • 1938 Lindenheuvel soccer team forms
  • 1945 Albert B "Happy" Chandler is named 2nd baseball commissioner

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1951 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Women's Golf Invitational Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1960 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Civitan Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1963 17th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2
  • 1965 NY Met Casey Stengel wins his 3,000 game as manager
  • 1966 Atlanta Braves win NL-record 18 straight home games (17 in Milwaukee)
  • 1966 Carol Mann wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Invitational
  • 1967 21st NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 2
  • 1974 NFL grants franchise to Tampa Bay Bucaneers

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1977 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA American Defender Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

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

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 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
  • 1983 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
  • 1984 Oiler's Wayne Gretzky is 3rd to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot
  • 1988 Rosie Jones wins LPGA USX Golf Classic
  • 1988 1988 NFL Draft: Aundray Bruce from University of Auburn first pick by Atlanta Falcons

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1992 George Steinbrenner drops his suits against baseball

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner

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

NBA Center David Robinson
NBA Center
David Robinson
  • 1994 NY Rangers sweep NY Islanders in NHL playoffs
  • 1994 1994 NFL Draft: Dan Wilkinson from Ohio State first pick by Cincinnati Bengals

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

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • 1996 Highest scoring baseball game in 17 years - Twins 24, Tigers 11
  • 2004 2004 NFL Draft: Eli Manning from Ole Miss first pick by San Diego Chargers