Jeff Phelps’ This Day In Sports History For April 11th

By Jeff Phelps - Cleveland's Talking Heads

April 11th

– In New York, umpire Bill Klem called a forfeit in favor of the Phillies when Giants fans disrupted play with snowballs.

1917 – Babe Ruth beats NY Yanks, pitching 3-hit 10-3 win for Red Sox

1921 – The first live sports event on radio took place this day on KDKA Radio. The event was a boxing match between Johnny Ray and Johnny Dundee.

1947 – Jackie Robinson became the first black player in major league baseball history. He played in an exhibition game for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

– Larry Holmes beats Trevor Holmes in 15 for Heavyweight boxing title

1992 – Indians set team record for long game loss to Red Sox (19 inn – 6½ hr)


– Bret Saberhagen, American baseball player

1974 – Trot Nixon, American baseball player

1980 – Mark Teixeira, American baseball player

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