On This Day

Events in Sport on August 13

  • 1902 English cricket team beats Australia by one wicket in a famous victory at The Oval, in London
  • 1906 Chicago Cub's pitcher Jack Taylor ends a string of completing 202 MLB games (187 complete, 15 relief) against Brooklyn Superbas in 3rd inning of an 11-3 win at Washington Park, NYC

Sports History

1908 Future Baseball HOF pitcher Cy Young's career is celebrated with special day in his name in Boston; he pitches briefly for Red Sox against an All-Star team

  • 1910 Brooklyn Superbas and Pittsburgh Pirates play "the game of perfect symmetry" in baseball to 8-8 tie, both have 8 runs, 13 hits, 2 errors, 12 assists, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 hit baseman, and 1 passed ball
  • 1917 Milt Stock (2), Fred Luderus (2) and Possum Whitted of the Philadelphia Phillies steal 5 bases in an inning in 3-0 win against Boston at Braves Field
  • 1919 American thoroughbred racehorse Man o' War's only defeat in 21 start career; Upset wins Sanford Memorial Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

US Golf Open

1920 US Open Men's Golf, Inverness GC: Isle of Jersey native Ted Ray pars the 18th, giving him a 1-stroke win over runners-up Harry Vardon, Jock Hutchison, Leo Diegel & Jack Burke Sr

  • 1931 Cincinnati Reds second baseman Tony Cuccinello goes 6 for 6 in 17-3 rout of Boston at Braves Field
  • 1932 Yankees hurler Red Ruffing becomes first MLB pitcher since 1906 to hit an extra-inning, game-winning home run in NY's 1-0 win over the Senators in Washington
  • 1933 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Blue Mound CC: Gene Sarazen defeats Willie Goggin, 5 & 4 for 3rd of his 3 PGA C'ship titles; 6th of his 7 majors
  • 1933 Jacques van Egmond becomes world champion amateur cyclist
  • 1936 Nida Senff and Rie Mastenbroek make it a Dutch 1-2 in the women’s 100m backstroke final at the Berlin Olympics
  • 1936 Rie Mastenbroek of the Netherlands swims an Olympic record 1:05.9 to win the women’s 100m freestyle at the Berlin Olympics, beating Jeannette Campbell of Argentina by 0:05
  • 1936 Americans Dorothy Poynton-Hil and Velma Dunn take the gold and silver medals in the 10m platform diving at the Berlin Olympics
  • 1939 Yankees set AL shutout margin with 21-0 victory over A's

Sports History

1948 Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game

  • 1948 The United States successfully defends its Olympic basketball title with a 65-21 win over France at the London Games
  • 1948 Hungarian boxer László Papp wins the first of 3 consecutive Olympic gold medals; beats British middleweight Johnny Wright on points at the London Games
  • 1948 José Beyaert of France wins the cycling road race at the London Olympics; Belgium takes gold in the teams section beating Great Britain & France
  • 1948 Johan Gren scores twice as Sweden beats Yugoslavia 3-1 to win the football gold medal at the London Olympics
  • 1948 3 Finnish gymnasts dead heat for the gold medal in the pommel horse section at London Olympics; Paavo Aaltonen, Veikko Huhtanen & Heikki Savolainen all awarded gold
  • 1955 Larry Doby's ends AL record of 167 errorless games in outfield
  • 1958 Indians' right fielder Rocky Colavito makes his pitching debut, hurling 3 hitless innings, Detroit 3, Cleveland 2

Sports History

1962 Bert Campaneris of Daytona Beach (FSL) pitches ambidextrously

Sports History

1963 Warren Spahn sets left-hander strike out mark at 2,382

Sports History

1963 Dave DeBusschere pitches a shutout against the Cleveland Indians

Sports History

1969 Baltimore Oriole Jim Palmer no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0

Election of Interest

1969 Temp Commissioner Bowie Kuhn elected for 7-year term by unanimous vote

Sports History

1975 Batsman Viv Richards out for 291 v England for the West Indies, at the cricket Oval, London

  • 1979 MLB St Louis Cardinals Lou Brock, is 14th MLB player to get 3,000 hits
  • 1981 American swimmer Mary T. Meagher breaks her own world women's 200 m butterfly record (2:05.96) in Brown Deer, Wisconsin
  • 1981 Test Cricket debut of Mike Whitney for Australia versus England at Old Trafford
  • 1988 Boston Red Sox win AL record 24 straight home games
  • 1988 US beats Jamaica 5-1 in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup

PGA Championship

1989 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Kemper Lakes GC: Payne Stewart wins first of 3 major titles by 1 from Andy Bean, Mike Reid & Curtis Strange

  • 1991 American Michael Ray Barrowman swims world record 200m breaststroke (2:10.60) at the World Championships in Perth, Australia

Sports History

1993 Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24

  • 1993 4th Athletics World Championships open at Stuttgart, Germany

PGA Championship

1995 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Riviera CC: Steve Elkington of Australia wins his first major title in a playoff with Scotsman Colin Montgomerie

  • 1997 Boston Red Sox trade Mike Stanley back to the NY Yankees
  • 1997 San Diego Padres trade Rickey Henderson to Anaheim Angels

Golf Major

2000 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Royal Ottawa GC: Meg Mallon wins by 1 from Rosie Jones

  • 2004 28th Olympic Games opens at Athens, Greece
  • 2006 Cleveland Indians first baseman Travis Hafner ties Don Mattingley's MLB mark of 6 grand slams in a season when he homers off Kansas City's Luke Hudson
  • 2006 Canadian Open Women's Golf, London Hunt CC: Christie Kerr wins by 1 shot from Angela Stanford

World Record

2008 American super-swimmer Michael Phelps wins 3 gold medals, all in world record time, in the one day at the Beijing Olympics; 200m I/M (1:54.23), 200m butterfly (1.52.03) and 4 x 200m freestyle relay (6:58.56)

  • 2008 Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice wraps up the medley double at the Beijing Olympics when she swims world record 2:08.45 to win the 200m I/M gold medal
  • 2008 Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini sets new world record 1:54.82 to claim 200m freestyle gold medal at the Beijing Olympics; runner-up Sara Isaković is Slovenia's first Olympic swim medal winner
  • 2012 Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus is stripped of her shot-put gold medal after failing a drugs test
  • 2016 American swimmer Michael Phelps ends his career at the Rio Olympics as part of the winning 4x100 medley relay, his record 23rd gold medal
  • 2016 British super-star Mo Farah wins 1st leg of 5,000/10,000m double (repeat of London 2012) in 27:05.17 in the 10k at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Kenya's Paul Tanui wins silver just 0.47 behind
  • 2016 Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson wins blue ribband women's 100m gold in 10.71 at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; American Tori Bowie second in 10.83 and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica 3rd 10.86
  • 2016 Great Britain sets a world record of 3:14.051 to comfortably beat the United States in the women's cycling team pursuit at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016 The dominant Great Britain men's crew wins the eight at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; US scores a comfortable win over GB in the women's eight
  • 2017 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Quail Hollow GC: Justin Thomas wins his first major by 2 shots from Francesco Molinari, Patrick Reed & Louis Oosthuizen