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Events in Sport in April 1930

  • Apr 1 Chicago Cubs catcher Leo Hartnett breaks the altitude record for a catch by gloving a baseball dropped from the Goodyear blimp 800 feet over Los Angeles, California

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Apr 1 American golfer Bobby Jones starts his Grand Slam season by winning the Southeastern Open by 13 strokes over Horton Smith at the Forest Hills-Ricker Golf Course in Atlanta, Georgia

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones

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Apr 3 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4-3 for a 2-0 series sweep and their 3rd Championship

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • Apr 4 Andy Sandham makes Test Cricket 1st triple century
  • Apr 4 Les Ames makes the 1st Test Cricket century by a wicketkeeper (149)
  • Apr 10 Brilliant West Indian cricket batsman George Headley scores patient 223 in drawn 4th Test against England at Kingston, Jamaica
  • Apr 12 4th Test Cricket WI v England ends in a draw after nine days
  • Apr 12 Wilfred Rhodes ends Test Cricket career aged 52 years 165 days

Sport awardBoston Marathon

Apr 21 34th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in 2:34:48.2; his 7th victory in the event

Marathon Runner Clarence DeMar
Marathon Runner
Clarence DeMar
  • Apr 28 1st night organized baseball game played in Independence, Kansas
  • Apr 29 123 runs are scored in 7 major league games