Events in Sport on April 7

  • 1928 44-yr old NY Ranger GM Lester Patrick replaces his injured goaltender in a Stanley Cup game, & beats Montreal Maroons 2-1
  • 1940 7th Masters Golf Tournament: Jimmy Demaret wins, shooting a 280
  • 1943 NFL adopts free substitution rule
  • 1946 10th Masters Golf Tournament: Herman Keiser wins, shooting a 282

Sport awardGolf Major

1951 15th Masters Golf Tournament: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 280

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • 1951 105th Grand National: John Bullock aboard Nickel Coin wins
  • 1956 10th NBA Championship: Ph Warriors beat Ft Wayne Pistons, 4 games to 1
  • 1957 21st Masters Golf Tournament: Doug Ford wins, shooting a 283
  • 1958 Dodgers erect 42-foot screen in left field at LA Coliseum to cut down on home runs, since it is only 250 feet down the line

Sport awardGolf Major

1963 27th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286

  • 1963 Public stock offering of 115,000 shares in Milwaukee Braves withdrawn after only 13,000 shares are sold to 1,600 new investors
  • 1969 Dodgers' Bill Singer is credited with 1st official save, against Reds

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1969 Ted Williams begins managing Washington Senators, they lose to Yanks 8-4

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1970 Milwaukee Brewers (former Seat Pilots) 1st game, lose to Angels 12-0
  • 1971 Dismissal of Curt Flood's suit against baseball is upheld by
  • 1973 Doug Walters' best Test Cricket bowling, 5-66 v WI Georgetown
  • 1979 Houston Astro Ken Forsch no-hits Atlanta Braves, 6-0

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1979 Islander's Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against Flyers

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1984 Detroit Tiger Jack Morris no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0
  • 1985 14th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Alice Miller
  • 1989 NY Supreme Court takes America's Cup away from SD Yacht Club for using a catamaran against NZ. Appeals court eventually overrules
  • 1990 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 5-2, Rangers lead 2-0 in preliminary
  • 1990 144th Grand National: Mr. Marcus Armytage aboard Mr Frisk wins
  • 1991 3rd Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1991 Christa Johnson wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • 1994 NY Yankees beat Texas Rangers 18-6
  • 1995 Baseball exhibition season begins late due to strike
  • 1996 8th Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996 Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya hits fastest ODI fifty off 17 balls v Pakistan, Singapore

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1996 Kelly Robbins wins Sacramento 12 Bridges LPGA Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins
  • 1997 150th Grand National: Tony Dobbin aboard Lord Gyllene wins
  • 2001 154th Grand National: Richard Guest aboard Red Marauder wins
  • 2003 65th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Syracuse beats Kansas 81-78
  • 2008 70th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beats Memphis 75-68
  • 2009 28th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Louisville 76-54
  • 2014 76th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Kentucky 60-54
  • 2015 34th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Notre Dame 63-53