On This Day

Events in Sport in August 1908

  • Aug 6 St Louis Cardinals Johnny Lush pitches 2nd career no-hitter vs Brooklyn Superbas; wins, 2-0 (1st no-hitter 1906)
  • Aug 9 Tour de France: French road cyclist Lucien Petit-Breton successfully defends his title beating Fran├žois Faber of Luxembourg

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Aug 13 Cy Young Day in Boston, he pitches briefly against an All-Star team

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

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Aug 24 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • Aug 24 NY Giants scores shown on electric diamonds known as "Compton's Baseball Bulletin" at Madison Square Garden
  • Aug 27 Calgary City Rugby Football Club re-organizes as the Tigers
  • Aug 29 US Open Men's Golf, Myopia Hunt GC: Fred McLeod defeats fellow Scot Willie Smith by 6 strokes in an 18-hole playoff to win his only major title
  • Aug 29 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: Defending champion William Larned beats Beals Wright 6-1, 6-2, 8-6 for his 4th of 7 US singles titles