Posts filed under ‘This day in sport’
Brilliant Catch in World Series baseball
New York Giants outfielder Willie Mays took a brilliant catch during the first game of the World Series against the Cleveland Indians at the Polo Grounds in New York. It’s been called the greatest defensive play in baseball history. With the game tied 2-2 in the 8th inning, Don Wertz hit a drive to deep centre-field far over May’s head. He showed lightning speed and superb judgment, and with his back to the infield, made the incredible catch facing the right-centre field bleachers, an estimated 450 feet from home plate. The play still makes baseball highlight reels. The Giants won the game 5-2 on their way to a World Series sweep. Watch the video here.
Jack Johnson stays in boxing ring
Jack Johnson retained his heavyweight title in a six-round no decision against classy light-heavyweight Jack O’Brien in Philadelphia. There was an agreement that no decision was to be rendered if both men were on their feet at the scheduled end of the fight.
The “Golden Bear’ captures first of five golfing titles
Jack Nicklaus captured the first of his five Tournament of Champions titles. ‘The Golden Bear’ beat Tony Lema and Arnold by five strokes with a four-round total of 273. The tournament has now reverted to the season-starting Mercede Championship in Hawaii.
Had a boring day at the office, nothing on television when you get home, then do what every sports loving fan does, and be sure to tune into “Not The Footy Show” where you will always learn something new about a sport or an athlete. We do, and we are sure that you will too, if you look at the line up tonight you are bound to.
With the British Labour Party stating that they wish to see 25% of British Football clubs owned by the fans we delve a little deeper with Carl Carey from UK company Sportswise, whose recent survey revealed what the public really thought.
Last weekend saw the Busselton Half Ironman Triathlon tonight he president of Triathlon WA Peter Rash joins us to review the event.
The Hockeyroos had to do it the hard way, but do it they did qualifying for the World Cup later this year in Argentina. Tonight we will talk to Casey Eastham about their qualifiers in Chile.
The Special Olympic National Games came to a close in Adelaide last weekend and we will be catching up with Willie Warnock to talk about the inclusion of the Equestrian events as a demonstration sport, and their hopes for permanent inclusion.
The West Coast Fever sadly went down in a close tussle with the Firebirds, but Caitlin Bassett starred with 50 goals out of the Fever’s 57 and she will join us tonight.
Cross Fit Games
We featured the state finals of the Cross Fit Games a couple of months ago, and this weekend those finalists vie for a place in the world finals in the USA. Tonight one of the ladies hoping to win a place in the USA joins us, Michelle Fall.
We spoke to them before the four nations, we spoke to the after their opening two victories and tonight we talk to Brad Dubberley of the victorious Australian Wheelchair Rugby team.
Wembley’s first football final
An FA Cup Final record crowd of 126,047 attended the first final at Wembley Stadium. Officials delayed the start to the Bolton – West Ham match by 40 minutes as the crowd invaded the ground. It was estimated that a realistic attendance figure would have been 150,000 – 200,000. Bolton won the match 2-0.
President kickstarts baseball tradition
United States President William Howard Taft inaugurated the baseball season by throwing out the first ball to Walter Johnson, before the Washington Senators’ home game against Philadelphia. The act began a baseball tradition that Taft’s successors continue. The Senators won the game 3-0.
Hansie Cronje cricket scandal erupts
A Delhi detective stumbled across a taped telephone conversation between South African captain Hansie Cronje and businessman Sanjay Chawla, sparking a controversy tat rocked international cricket. Cronje proved to be the central figure to match-fixing that led to his ban from any form of cricket. His best-known proven misdemeanour was his instigation of a controversial double forfeiture with Nasser Hussain at Centurion Park in 1999-2000, the first in Test history. Cronje died in a plane crash in June 2002.
Boxer Norton breaks Ali’s jaw
Muhammed Ali suffered a broken jaw in a shock defeat to Ken Norton in a split-points decision over 12 rounds in San Diego. Ali won the rematch six months later in another controversial split-points decision in Los Angeles.
After a bumper show last week we hope to return to close to normality this week. But normality, means we will be bringing you a diverse range of sports to satisfy the appetite of the true sports fan.
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The National Swimming Championships were held in Sydney at the weekend and determined who will be representing Australia at the Commonwealth Games later this year. Swimming expert Ian Hanson will join us to review the weekend’s performances.
In Fremantle the Commonwealth Games Boxing trials were taking place for the men, along with the Women’s World Championship trials, Boxing WA’s Geoff Peterson will be joining us to review the event and tell us how our home-grown talent performed.
The ANZ Championship is under way, but sadly the West Coast Fever went down by just two goals against the Southern Steel, however Caitlin Bassett was outstanding and she will join us tonight ahead of their home game against the Tactix
The Perth Wheelcats are looking for a fifth national title this year in the National Wheelchair Basketball League. They will have a new coach at the helm in Lee Nott, and he will join us tonight as he prepares for the season ahead.
The Perth Glory Youth side fell at the final hurdle but showed that there is talent and with discipline you can achieve in football. Tonight coach Gareth Naven will join us to look back on the season that has just ended and ahead to next season as he scours for a new batch of players.
Two weeks ago we were unable to bring you WAIS scholarship holder Todd Skipworth who recently won gold at the national rowing championships. Tonight he will join us to talk us through that victory, and also taking part in the Hawaiian Iron Man late last year.
The reigning Super 14 Champions are in town to take on the yet-to-win Emirates Western Force. We will preview this match between the team currently at the top of the ladder and the team at the bottom.
First for boxing match on film
In the first boxing championship fight recorded on film, Bob Fitzsimmons knocked out Jim Corbett in teh 13th round at Carson City, Nevada. The proximity of the fight and the nature of the era was emphasised by Sheriff Bat Masterson collecting 400 guns from the paying customers at the entrance. Another famous sheriff Wyatt Earp, stood in Corbett’s corner with a six-gun as protection. Corbett had beaten the legendary John L. Sullivan for the heavyweight title in 1892.