On This Day

Events in Sport in April 1952

  • Apr 5 106th Grand National: Jockey Arthur Thompson and trainer Neville Crump combine for their second GN with Teal winning at odds of 100/7 [1]

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Apr 6 16th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Sam Snead wins his second green jacket by 4 strokes over Jack Burke Jr

Golfer Sam Snead
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Sam Snead
  • Apr 15 Stanley Cup Final, Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI: Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Canadiens, 3-0 for a 4-0 series sweep
  • Apr 21 56th Boston Marathon won by Doroteo Flores of Guatemala in 2:31:53
  • Apr 23 Bob Cain of Browns & Bob Feller of Indians each pitch a one-hitter
  • Apr 23 New York Giant Hoyt Wilhelm wins his 1st relief game & hits his only HR
  • Apr 25 6th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3
  • Apr 26 Patty Berg scores 64, best competitive round of golf by a woman
  • Apr 28 St Louis Browns lend 2 black minor leaguers to Hankyu Braves of Japan