On This Day

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

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

MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager Frank Robinson
MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager
Frank Robinson
  • 1957 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Montgomery CC: Patty Berg wins her 6th WO by 1 stroke from Wiffi Smith
  • 1961 Warren Spahn pitches 2nd no hitter at 41 beats SF Giants, 1-0
  • 1965 Lindsey Nelson broadcasts baseball game at Astrodome from a hanging gondola
  • 1966 20th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3

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

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

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1985 Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 4th time

Baseball Player and Manager Billy Martin
Baseball Player and Manager
Billy Martin

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

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Fernando Valenzuela
  • 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
  • 1993 Zambian plane crashes at Libreville, Gabon, 30 soccer players die

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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

NHL Star Pierre Turgeon
NHL Star
Pierre Turgeon
  • 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

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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)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
  • 2007 NFL Draft: LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell first pick by Oakland Raiders

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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

Cricketer Glenn McGrath
Cricketer
Glenn McGrath
  • 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