Events in Sport on April 26

  • 1905 Cubs Jack McCarthy becomes only major league player to throw out 3 runners at plate in 1 game, all were ends of a double play
  • 1912 1st homerun hit at Fenway Park (Hugh Bradley, Red Sox)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1931 Lou Gehrig hits a HR but is called out for passing a runner, mistake costs him AL home run crown; he & Babe Ruth tie for season

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1935 Frank Boucher is given NHL's Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship permanently for winning it 7 of 11 years
  • 1941 A tradition begins, 1st organ at a baseball stadium (Chicago Cubs)
  • 1950 Last horse race at Havre de Grace Track in Md, is run
  • 1950 U of Miami ends William & Mary straight tennis match victories at 82
  • 1952 Patty Berg scores 64, best competitive round of golf by a woman
  • 1959 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1961 Roger Maris hits 1st of 61 homers in 1961

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 1962 Red Sox Bill Monbouquette no-hits White Sox 1-0
  • 1964 18th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 1
  • 1964 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

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1966 Red Auerbach retires as Boston Celtic's coach

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1975 Phillies Mike Schmidt's 2 HRs ties NL record of 11 HRs in April

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1980 Gerard Nijboer runs Dutch record marathon (2:09:01)
  • 1980 Phillies' Steve Carlton pitches his 6th 1-hitter (beats Cards)
  • 1981 Beth Solomon wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
  • 1982 Gene Michael becomes NY Yankee manager for 2nd time
  • 1983 San Antonio spurs beat Denver Nuggets, 152-133 in NBA playoff game

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1983 1983 NFL Draft: John Elway from University of Stanford first pick by Baltimore Colts

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 1988 NBA approves addition of 3rd referee in 1988-89 season
  • 1988 NY Met Davey Johnson becomes 2nd manager to record 400 victory in 1st 4 years (Al Lopez did it 1st)

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1989 Mike Tyson gets a speeding ticket for drag racing his Lamborghini in Albany, New York

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1990 NY court of appeals ends 2½ year legal battle over 1988 America's Cup by refusing jurisdiction of case

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1990 Nolan Ryan ties Bob Feller's record of pitching 12 1-hitters

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

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1991 Soccer star Diego Maradona, suspended for using cocaine, arrested in Argentina for possession & distribution of illegal narcotics

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • 1992 Maggie Will wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
  • 1992 1992 NFL Draft: Steve Emtman from University of Washington first pick by Indianapolis Colts
  • 1995 Baseball season begins after lengthy strike
  • 2003 2003 NFL Draft: Carson Palmer from USC first pick by Cincinnati Bengals
  • 2008 2008 NFL Draft: Jake Long from University of Michigan first pick by Miami Dolphins
  • 2012 2012 NFL Draft: Andrew Luck from University of Stanford first pick by Indianapolis Colts
  • 2015 35th London Marathon: Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge & Ethiopian Tigist Tufa win
  • 2017 Gift Ngoepe becomes 1st black African to play in Major League Baseball, for the Pittsburgh Pirates