On This Week In Sports History

On this week in sports history:


-In 1923, at the age of 20, Lou Gehrig, an American baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees, hit 1st of his 493 Home Runs.









-In 1932, Geoff Bent was born. Geoffrey Bent was an English footballer who played as a full-back. He was one of the eight Manchester United players who lost their lives in the Munich air disaster. He joined United as an apprentice on leaving school in the summer of 1948. After several seasons playing in the reserve and youth sides, he became a professional in 1951 and over the decade made 12 league apperances. 









-In 1997, Martina Hingis, a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 2 in doubles by the WTA, became the youngest woman to win Grand Slam singles title at the age of 16. Later on in the year, she also became the youngest woman to reach all four Grand Slam finals, and the youngest woman to win three Grand Slams in the same year.