Sunday, August 2, 2020

 

On this day

 

 

In 1924, A's 1st baseman Joe Hauser set AL record of 14 total bases in a game; 3 HRs and a double as Philadelphia beat Cleveland Indians, 12-4 at Dunn Field

 

In 1938, MLB conducted the first test of bright yellow baseballs during Dodgers vs Cardinals doubleheader

 

In 2003, South African cricket batsman Graeme Smith blazed 259, fast bowler Makhaya Ntini had 5 wickets in each England innings as Proteas won the 2nd Test by an innings and 92 at Lord's

 

 

Graeme Smith

Graeme Craig Smith who was born on 1 February 1981 is a South African cricket commentator and former cricketer, who played for South Africa in all formats. In 2003, he was appointed captain of the national team, taking over from Shaun Pollock. He held the position of test captain until his retirement in 2014. He is regarded as one of the greatest South African players of all time. At 22, he was appointed as South Africa's youngest ever captain.

                        Test        ODI          T20

Matches          117          197          33

Runs                9,265      6,989       982

Average           48.25      37.98       31.67

100s/50s          27/38       10/47       0/5

Highest            277           141          89*

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