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

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 Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta: Marilynn Smith retains title; beats Mickey Wright by 1 stroke

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1966 Red Auerbach retires as Boston Celtic's coach

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach
  • 1966 International Olympic Committee votes to award German city of Munich the right to host the 1972 Summer Olympic Games

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 NFL Draft: Stanford quarterback John Elway 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 NFL Draft: University of Washington defensive end Steve Emtman from first pick by Indianapolis Colts
  • 1995 Baseball season begins after lengthy strike
  • 2003 NFL Draft: USC quarterback Carson Palmer first pick by Cincinnati Bengals
  • 2008 NFL Draft: University of Michigan offensive tackle Jake Long first pick by Miami Dolphins
  • 2012 NFL Draft: Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck 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
  • 2018 NFL Draft: 4 quarterbacks are taken in the top 10 selections for the first time in history