On This Day

Events in Sport on April 27

  • 1903 1st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out, Philadelphia A's win 6-0
  • 1908 IV Summer (Modern) Olympic Games open in London
  • 1918 Giants' 9-0 winning start & Dodgers' 0-9 losing streak are stopped
  • 1920 Sweden takes the figure skating double at the Antwerp Olympics when Gillis Grafström wins his first of 3 consecutive men's gold medals; Magda Julin earlier wins the women's singles event
  • 1924 Antwerp soccer tie Belgium-Netherlands 1-1
  • 1926 In the Giants' 9-8 win over Phillies, Mel Ott, 17, 1st appearance
  • 1929 Ryder Cup Golf, Moortown GC: Great Britain beats US, 7-5 in bitterly cold and snowy conditions
  • 1930 White Sox 1st baseman Bud Clancy didn't handle ball at all in a 9 inning game vs St Louis Browns [1]
  • 1935 Yanks pull a 1st inning triple-play & beat Philadelphia A's 9-8
  • 1944 Boston Brave Jim Tobin no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 2-0

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1947 Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium and throughout the US

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1953 Wrestler Freddie Blassie coins term "Pencil neck geek"

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1956 Undefeated world heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano, retires from the ring

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
  • 1961 NFL officially recognizes Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio
  • 1971 Curt Flood resigns Senators after 13 games & departs for Denmark
  • 1973 KC Royals pitcher Steve Busby no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0
  • 1981 1st female soccer official is hired by NASL
  • 1982 NFL Draft: University of Texas defensive end Kenneth Sims first pick by New England Patriots

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1983 Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king (3,509), passing Walter Johnson

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1984 Cleveland Indians beat Detroit Tigers, 8-4, in 19 innings

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1990 Dodger Orel Hershiser undergoes career-threatening shoulder surgery

Baseball Pitcher Orel Hershiser
Baseball Pitcher
Orel Hershiser
  • 1990 Villanova's women set a 6,000 m relay world record of 17:18:10
  • 1992 NY Mets trade David Cone to Toronto Blue Jays for Jeff Kent
  • 1994 7th longest NHL game at 125 min 43 sec: Buffalo Sabres beat New Jersey Devils 1-0 on a goal by Dave Hannan
  • 1994 Graeme Obree bicycles world record time (52,713 km)
  • 1994 Twins righty Scott Erickson no-hits Brewers 6-0
  • 2017 NFL Draft: Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett first pick by Cleveland Browns