Events in Sport on April 25

  • 1876 Chicago Cubs 1st NL game, beats Louisville 4-0 (1st NL shutout)
  • 1901 Erve Beck hits American League's 1st home run
  • 1901 In last of 9th, Detroit Tigers, trailing by 13-4, score 10 runs to win one of greatest comebacks in baseball (1st game in Detroit)
  • 1905 Latest day of 1st-class cricket in an Aust season (NSW v Qld)
  • 1933 NY Yankee Russ Van Atta shuts out Washington Senators 16-0
  • 1947 Lou Thesz beats Whipper Watson in St Louis, to win National Wrestling Association world heavyweight title
  • 1950 Chuck Cooper becomes 1st African American to play in NBA
  • 1952 6th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3
  • 1964 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 3
  • 1965 19th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1965 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Pensacola Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1971 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
  • 1974 NFL moves goal posts & adopts sudden-death playoff
  • 1976 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
  • 1977 Cincinnati Reds tie record of 12 runs in 5th inning beating Braves 23-9
  • 1978 Phillie Phanatic makes 1st appearance
  • 1980 A's manager Billy Martin restrained by umpires from attacking a fan

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1982 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Orlando Lady Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 For 2nd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 points in a Cup game (3 goals, 4 assists)

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1989 Penguin Mario Lemuix ties NHL playoff record of 4 goals in 1st period
  • 1991 Lisa Olson brings suit against NFL NE Patriots for sexual harassment
  • 1993 1993 NFL Draft: Drew Bledsoe from Washington State first pick by New England Patriots
  • 1997 Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr hits his 250th HR
  • 2009 2009 NFL Draft: Matthew Stafford from University of Georgia first pick by Detroit Lions
  • 2013 2013 NFL Draft: Eric Fisher from Central Michigan first pick by Kansas City Chiefs