Events in Sport in August 1953

  • Aug 1 Red Sox Ben Flowers sets then record of 8 consecutive games in relief
  • Aug 4 Vic Raschi sets pitcher record by driving in 7 runs & wins 15-0

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Aug 6 Ted Williams returns to Red Sox from the military

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Aug 14 20th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 24, All-Stars 10 (93,818)
  • Aug 19 England regained cricket Ashes after winning series 1-0
  • Aug 21 Baseball player reps Ralph Kiner (NL) & Allie Reynolds (AL) hire John Norman Lewis at $15,000 to give legal advice to players in negotiation
  • Aug 23 Braves' Phil Paine is 1st former major leaguer to play in Japan
  • Aug 23 Cyclist Arie Van Vliet becomes world champion sprinter
  • Aug 23 Phil Grate sets record for throwing a baseball (443'3")