Events in Sport on April 28

  • 1901 Cleveland's Bock Baker gives up a record 23 singles as White Sox beat Blues (Cleveland Blues!) 13-1
  • 1923 Wembley Stadium opens - Bolton Wanderers vs West Ham United (FA Cup)
  • 1930 1st night organized baseball game played in Independence, Kansas
  • 1931 Program for woman athletes approved for 1932 Olympics track & field
  • 1934 Soccer team Blue White '34 forms
  • 1952 St Louis Browns lend 2 black minor leaguers to Hankyu Braves of Japan

Baseball Record

1956 Cincinnati Reds outfielder Frank Robinson hits his 1st of 586 HRs

Sports History

1957 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Montgomery CC: Patty Berg wins her 6th WO by 1 stroke from Wiffi Smith

Sports History

1961 Milwaukee Braves' future HOF pitcher Warren Spahn throws his second career no hitter at 41; beats SF Giants, 1-0 at County Stadium

  • 1965 Lindsey Nelson broadcasts baseball game at Houston Astrodome from a hanging gondola
  • 1966 20th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3

Sports History

1967 Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army & stripped of boxing title

  • 1972 Courts award 1968 Kentucky Derby prize money to 2nd place winner due to the winner being given drugs before the race

Sports History

1985 Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 4th time

Sports History

1985 Fernando Valenzuela sets record of 41 scoreless inn to start season

  • 1987 NBA announces expansion to Charlotte NC & Miami Fla in 1988 & Minneapolis Minn & Orlando Fla in 1989
  • 1987 NFL Draft: University of Miami quarterback Vinny Testaverde first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 1988 Baltimore Orioles lose AL record 21 games in a row
  • 1988 NJ Devils set all time playoff mark for penalty minutes
  • 1990 Boston Celtics score most points in a playoff, beat NY Knicks 157-128

Sports History

1993 NY Islanders beat Wash Caps 4 to 1 in playoffs, Caps Dale Hunter attacks Pierre Turgeon after scoring, in hockey's worst cheap shot

  • 1993 Zambian plane crashes at Libreville, Gabon, 30 soccer players die
  • 2002 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Superstition Mountain G&CC: Jim Thorpe wins his lone career major title with birdie on first playoff hole against John Jacobs

Sports History

2003 Andre Agassi recaptures the world no. 1 ranking to become the oldest top-ranked male in the history of the ATP rankings (33 years, 13 days)

Sports History

2007 Cricket World Cup, Bridgetown, Barbados: Australia defeats Sri Lanka by 53 runs to win their 3rd consecutive World Cup; Glenn McGrath Player of Series

  • 2007 NFL Draft: LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell first pick by Oakland Raiders
  • 2011 NFL Draft: Auburn quarterback Cam Newton first pick by Carolina Panthers
  • 2016 NFL Draft: Cal quarterback Jared Goff first pick by Los Angeles Rams
  • 2018 Shaquem Griffin is the first one-handed person to be drafted into the NFL, for the Seattle Seahawks
  • 2019 American diver Victor Vescovo makes the deepest dive ever to the bottom of the Mariana trench at 10,927m (35,849ft), and finds a plastic bag