On This Day

Events in Sport in August 1957

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Aug 1 Gil Hodges hits his 13th MLB career grand slam, a NL record and the last ever by a Brooklyn Dodgers player

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Aug 1 Ex MLB outfielder Glen Gorbous throws a regulation baseball a record 136m (445' 10") in a game promotion
  • Aug 4 Argentine Maserati driver Juan Manuel Fangio clinches his record 5th F1 World Drivers Championship (4th consecutive) in winning the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring
  • Aug 9 24th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Giants 22, All-Stars 12 (75,000)

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Aug 17 Baseball player Richie Ashburn fouls and hits fan Alice Roth twice in the same game at bat playing for the Philadelphia Phillies, 1st hit breaks her nose, 2nd one hits her while she is on the stretcher

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
  • Aug 18 Amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252'4½")
  • Aug 19 NY Giants vote 8-1 to move their franchise to SF in 1958
  • Aug 20 Chicago White Sox Bob Keegan no-hits Washington Senators, 6-0

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Aug 22 Olympic heavyweight boxing champion Pete Rademacher becomes first to contest the world title in his first professional bout; knocked out by Floyd Patterson in 6th round at Sicks' Stadium, Seattle

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Aug 24 English soccer player Jimmy Greaves' (17) 1st game for Chelsea