On This Day in Sport for July 11

Events in Sport

  • 1895 First ever automobile race: Paris to Bordeaux 1,178 km in 48 hours, 48 minutes

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1900 Charlotte Cooper beats Hélène Prévost to become the 1st female Olympic tennis champion and the 1st individual female Olympic champion in any sport

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper

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1914 Babe Ruth debuts as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox, he beats Cleve 4-3

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1923 Harry Frazee, sells Red Sox to Ohio businessmen for $1M

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1930 Bradman scores 309 in a day vs England at Leeds, goes on to 334

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1931 NY Giants beat Phillies 23-8
  • 1939 7th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Yankee Stadium, New York NY Yankee/AL maanager Joe McCarthy starts 6 Yankees
  • 1944 12th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh

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1950 17th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 in 14 at Comiskey Park, Chic Ted Williams breaks his elbow; 1st extra inning All Star Game

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1952 81st British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 287 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
  • 1960 28th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, KC
  • 1961 30th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 in 10 at Candlestick Pk, SF

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Midwest Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1967 38th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 15 at Anaheim Stadium, CA
  • 1967 All star MVP: Tony Perez (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1968 Earl Weaver replaces Hank Bauer as manager of Orioles
  • 1971 Jane Blalock wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
  • 1971 Phillies Deron Johnson 3 HRs caps his 4 in a row
  • 1976 31st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by JoAnne Carner
  • 1978 49th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-3 at San Diego Stadium
  • 1978 All star MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers) collects his second award
  • 1982 3rd U.S. Senior Golf Open: Miller Barber
  • 1982 Hollis Stacy wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1982 FIFA World Cup: Italy beats West Germany 3-1 for football's 12th World Cup in Madrid
  • 1984 55th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Candlestick Park, San Francisco

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1985 Astros' Nolan Ryan, 1st to strike out 4000 (Mets' Danny Heep)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1987 Orioles' Cal Ripkin becomes 1st to manage 2 sons, as Billy joins Cal

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1988 Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1989 60th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim All star MVP: Bo Jackson (KC Royals)
  • 1989 President Ronald Reagan sportscasts All Star Game
  • 1991 Calumet Farm, home to 8 Kentucky Derby winners, files bankruptcy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 14th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1993 Nancy Lopez wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1995 66th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 at Ballpark at Arlington Tx
  • 1995 All star MVP: Jeff Conine (Fla Marlins)
  • 1999 20th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Dave Eichelberger
  • 2000 71st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-3 at Turner Field, Atlanta
  • 2006 77th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-2 at PNC Park, Pittsburgh
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup: Spain beats the Netherlands 1-0 for football's 19th World Cup in Johannesburg (Spain's 1st title)

Sport awardSports Awards

2012 20th ESPY Awards: LeBron James, Brittney Griner win

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012 Steve Nash is traded by the Phoenix Suns to the Los Angeles Lakers

Basketball Player Steve Nash
Basketball Player
Steve Nash

Sport awardTennis Open

2015 122nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Garbine Muguruza (6-4 6-4)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1893 Jack Durston, cricketer (England fast bowler against Australia 1921)
  • 1924 Charlie Tully, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1971)
  • 1930 Gregory C Bell, Terre Haute Ind, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1930 John Alabaster, cricketer (NZ most prolific leg-spinner with 49 wkts)
  • 1932 Ron McAnally, horse trainer
  • 1935 Earlene Dennis Brown, Latero Tx, shot putter (Olympic-bronze-1960)
  • 1939 Larry Laoretti, Mahopac NJ, PGA golfer (US Seniors Open 1992)
  • 1940 Rafael Martinez, horse trainer
  • 1941 Clive Puzey, Zimbabwean racing driver
  • 1950 Jim Higgs, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1978-81)
  • 1951 Sridharan Jeganathan, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka v NZ 1983)

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1953 Leon Spinks, heavyweight boxing champ (1978, Olympic-gold-1976), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Leon Spinks
  • 1955 Sergey Babinov, USSR, ice hockey star (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1958 Hugo Sánchez, Mexican footballer
  • 1962 Dale Hellestrae, NFLer (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1963 Al MacInnis, Inverness NS, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, St Louis)
  • 1964 Earl Jones, Inkster Mich, 800m runner (Olympic-bronze-1984)
  • 1965 Tony Cottee, English footballer
  • 1965 Ernesto Hoost, Dutch kickboxer
  • 1966 Butch Reid, horse trainer
  • 1966 Rod Strickland, NBA guard (Portland Trail Blazers, Wash Wizards)
  • 1967 Andy Ashby, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1967 Donne Wall, Potosi MO, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • 1968 Esera Tuaolo, NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1970 Billy Ashley, Taylor MI, outfielder (LA Dodgers)
  • 1970 Pubudu Dissanayake, Sri Lanka cricket wicket-keeper (1993)
  • 1971 Brett Hauer, Edina Minn, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1972 Jerrott Willard, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1972 Joe Johnson, NFL defensive end (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1972 Ken Irvin, NFL cornerback (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972 Steven Richards, Australian racing driver
  • 1973 Albert Guardado Jr, Redlands California, light flyweight boxer (Olymp-96)
  • 1973 Christine Monge, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1973 Konstantinos Kenteris, Greek athlete
  • 1974 Andre Ooyer, soccer player (Ajax/FC Volendam)
  • 1974 Hermann Hreiðarsson, Icelandic footballer
  • 1974 André Ooijer, Dutch footballer
  • 1975 Dawn Piepenbrink, wildrose Wis, pairs skater (& Nick Castaneda)
  • 1975 Willie Anderson, American football player
  • 1975 Rubén Baraja, Spanish footballer
  • 1976 Eduardo Nájera, Mexican-born basketball player
  • 1977 Brandon Short, American football player
  • 1979 Éric Abidal, French footballer
  • 1981 Mary Beth Arnold, Reno Nevada, gymnast (World-bronze-95)
  • 1981 Andre Johnson, American football player
  • 1982 Chris Cooley, American football player
  • 1984 Yorman Bazardo, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1986 Yoann Gourcuff, French footballer
  • 1986 Ryan Jarvis, English footballer
  • 1990 Caroline Wozniacki, Danish tennis player (Number #1 for 67 weeks, 25 WTA singles titles), born in Odense, Denmark

Deaths in Sport

  • 1929 Billy Mosforth, English footballer (b. 1857)
  • 1932 Nathaniel Niles, American figure skater and tennis player, dies at 46
  • 1959 C W L Parker, cricketer (3,776 1st-class wickets, 2nd best ever), dies
  • 1971 Pedro Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (b. 1940)
  • 1987 Thomas F Waddell, founder (Gay Olympics), dies of AIDS at 50
  • 1987 Avi Ran, Israeli footballer (b. 1963)
  • 1993 Denis Tomlinson, South African cricket leg-spinner, dies
  • 2005 Jesús Iglesias, Argentine professional racing driver (b. 1922)
  • 2009 Arturo Gatti, Italian-Canadian professional boxer (b. 1972)
  • 2010 Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer (b. 1910)