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This day in sport: 29 September 1954

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.

September 29, 2010 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

This day in sport: 19 May 1909

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.

May 19, 2010 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

This day in sport: 05 May 1963

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.

May 5, 2010 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

Tonight on Not the Footy Show: 05 May 2010

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.

Football
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.

Triathlon
Last weekend saw the Busselton Half Ironman Triathlon tonight he president of Triathlon WA Peter Rash joins us to review the event.

Hockey
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.

Equestrian
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.

Netball
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.

Wheelchair Rugby
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.

May 5, 2010 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

This day in sport: 28 April 1923

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.

April 28, 2010 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

This day in sport: 14 April 1910

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.

April 14, 2010 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

This day in sport: 07 April 2000

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.

April 7, 2010 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

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