On This Day

Events in Sport in April 1876

  • Apr 22 1st official National League baseball game is played; Boston Red Caps beat Philadelphia Athletics, 6-5 at the Jefferson Street Grounds, Philadelphia
  • Apr 22 Philadelphia native Tim McGinley of the Boston Red Caps scores baseball National League's 1st run, in Philadelphia
  • Apr 25 Chicago Cubs 1st NL game, beats Louisville 4-0 (1st NL shutout)