Events in Sport on March 4

  • March
  • 1846 8th Grand National: William Taylor aboard outsider Pioneer wins by 3 lengths from Culverthorpe
  • 1857 19th Grand National: Charlie Boyce wins aboard Emigrant at 10/1
  • 1868 30th Grand National: George Ede victorious aboard Irish 9/1 shot The Lamb; horse wins second GN in 1871
  • 1903 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal HC beats Winnipeg Victorias, 4-1 for a 2-1 challenge series victory
  • 1913 NY Yankees are 1st to train outside US (Bermuda)

AgreementContract of Interest

1927 Babe Ruth becomes the highest-paid player in MLB history when he signs 3-year, $70,000 per season contract with the New York Yankees

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1931 Bradman bowled by Herman Griffith for a duck as W I win the Test

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1933 Noordwijk soccer team forms
  • 1941 Chicago Black Hawks goaltender Sam LoPresti faces NHL record 83 shots in a 3-2 loss to the Bruins in Boston
  • 1961 8th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Wake Forest beats Duke, 96-81
  • 1967 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by Towler & Ford (GRB)
  • 1967 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Vienna won by Emmerich Danzer (AUT)
  • 1967 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champion in Vienna won by Peggy Fleming (US)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1968 Joe Frazier TKOs Buster Mathis in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 1968 Italian boxer Nino Benvenuti regains world middleweight title with a 15-round points decision over American champion Emile Griffith at Madison Square Garden, NY; last of famous trilogy of fights
  • 1970 Jacksonville is 1st college basketball team to avg 100+ pts per game
  • 1970 NY Rangers set then NHL record of 126 games without being shut-out
  • 1976 MLB's San Francisco Giants are bought for $8 million by Bob Lurie and Bud Herseth
  • 1978 25th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 85-77

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980 40th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1984 Pee Wee Reese & Rick Ferrell elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

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1984 Tennis legend Martina Navratilova retains her WTA Tour Championship in NYC; beats Chris Evert 6–3, 7–5, 6–1 for her 5th overall Championship title

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1989 Javier Sotomayor high jumps indoor world record (2.43m)

Sport awardSports Awards

1993 1st ESPY Awards: Michael Jordan, Monica Seles win

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1995 George Foreman loses WBA boxing title, refusing to fight Tony Tucker

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 1995 Replacement NY Yankees beat NY Mets 2-1