Events in Sport in August 1957

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 1 Gil Hodges hits his NL record 13th career grand slam (Last by Bkln)

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Aug 1 Glen Gorbous throws a regulation baseball a record 136 m (445'10")
  • Aug 5 Bkln Sports Authority gets an engineering report on 50,000-seat stadium in downtown area for estimated $207 million
  • Aug 9 24th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Giants 22, All-Stars 12 (75,000)
  • Aug 11 Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 18 Betty Dodd wins LPGA Colonial Golf Open
  • 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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Aug 22 Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

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