On This Day in Sport for July 13

Events in Sport

  • 1881 5th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats J Hartley (6-0 6-1 6-1)
  • 1889 6th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley beats Lena Rice (4-6 8-6 6-4)
  • 1889 13th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats E Renshaw (6-4 6-1 3-6 6-0)
  • 1896 Ed Delahanty, becomes 2nd major leaguer to hit 4 HRs in a game
  • 1900 Phillies beat Pittsburgh 23-8
  • 1919 Chicago White Sox pitcher Carl Mays walks off mound blaming teammates for lack of support afield
  • 1924 Albin Stenroos wins Olympic marathon (2:41:22.6)
  • 1930 1st-ever football (soccer) World Cup competition begins in Uruguay

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1934 Babe Ruth hits HR #700 (against Detroit)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1941 24th PGA Championship: Vic Ghezzi at Cherry Hills CC Denver
  • 1941 Eddie Mayo (LA-Pacific Coast League), spits in face of umpire Ray Snyder
  • 1943 11th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Shibe Park, Philadelphia
  • 1948 15th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-2 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1950 Doctors remove 7 bone fragments from Ted Williams' elbow

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1954 21st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-9 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve

Sport awardGolf Major

1958 13th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1958 87th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 278 at Royal Lytham
  • 1958 Patty Berg wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
  • 1960 29th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Yankee Stadium, New York

Sport awardGolf Major

1962 91st British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 276 at Royal Troon

  • 1963 92nd British Golf Open: Bob Charles shoots a 277 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
  • 1965 36th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 at Metropolitan Stadium, Minn
  • 1965 All star MVP: Juan Marichal (SF Giant)

Sport awardGolf Major

1968 97th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 289 at Carnoustie Scotland

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • 1969 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Ladies' Supertest Golf Open
  • 1971 42nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-4 at Tiger Stadium, Detroit
  • 1971 All star MVP: Frank Robinson (Baltimore Orioles)
  • 1972 LA Rams (Irsay) & Baltimore Colts (Rosenbloom) swap owners
  • 1974 103rd British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 282 at Royal Lytham
  • 1975 Carol Mann wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
  • 1976 47th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Veterans Stadium, Phila
  • 1976 All star MVP: George Foster (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1976 Last day of Test Cricket for English all-rounder Brian Close, aged 45

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1979 Calif's Nolan Ryan & Boston's Steve Renko each lose no-hitters in 9th

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1980 35th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott
  • 1982 53rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Olympic Stadium, Montreal
  • 1982 All star MVP: Dave Conception (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1984 Sergei Bubka of USSR pole vaults a record 5.89 m

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1985 NY Yankees retire Roger Maris (9) & Elston Howard (32) uniforms

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 1988 Red Sox replace manager John McNamara with Joe Morgan
  • 1991 Bob Milacki & 3 other Balt Oriole pitchers no-hit A's 2-0
  • 1993 64th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-3 at Camden Yards, Baltimore

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 All star MVP: Kirby Puckett (Minnesota Twins)

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett

MurderMurder of Interest

1994 O.J. Simpson (charged with murder) gives hair samples for testing

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 1997 15th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Larry Gilbert
  • 1997 52nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Alison Nicholas
  • 1997 David Toms wins Quad City Golf Classic at 265
  • 1999 70th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Fenway Park, Boston
  • 2004 75th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Minute Maid Park, Houston
  • 2010 81st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Angel Stadium, Anaheim
  • 2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany beats Argentina 1-0 in extra time to win football's 20th World Cup in Rio de Janeiro

Sport awardFootball Awards

2014 FIFA World Cup Awards: Lionel Messi (golden ball), James Rodriguez (golden boot) and Manuel Neuer (Golden gloves)

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1901 Mickey "Toy Bulldog" Walker, welterweight boxing champ (1922-26)
  • 1913 Carolina Gisolf, Holland, high jumper (Olympic-silver-1928)
  • 1920 Bill Towers, English footballer (d. 2000)
  • 1922 Ken Mosdell, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2006)
  • 1924 George Handy, horse trainer
  • 1929 Red Terrill Jr, horse trainer
  • 1932 Antonio Roma, Buenos Aires, Argentina, football goalkeeper (42 caps), (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Ivor Mendonca, WI cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests 1962)
  • 1937 Charles Coody, Stamford TX, PGA golfer (1971 Masters)
  • 1941 Graeme Corling, Australian cricket fast bowler (1964 England tour)
  • 1944 Eric Freeman, Australian cricket pace bowler (late 60's)
  • 1945 Ashley "Rowdy" Mallett, Australian cricket off-spinner (1968-80)
  • 1948 Alf Hansen, Norway, double sculls (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1948 Don Sweet, CFL, NFL place kicker (Montreal, Green Bay), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1948 Tony Kornheiser, American sports journalist
  • 1949 Helena Fibingerova, Czech, shot putter (Olympic-bronze-1976)
  • 1953 Larry Gomes, dependable WI cricket left-handed batsman (1976-87)
  • 1954 David Thompson, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1954 Ray "Candles" Bright, Australian cricket slow-left armer (1977-86)
  • 1954 Rick Chartraw, American ice hockey player
  • 1958 Joy Scott, American jockey, born in California
  • 1961 Anders Jarryd, Lidkoping Sweden, tennis star
  • 1961 Stelios Manolas, Greek footballer and manager
  • 1963 Anthony "Spud" Webb, NBA guard (5f 7inch slam dunk champion), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1963 Bob Carpenter, Beverly, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)
  • 1964 Utpal Chatterjee, cricketer (Bengal slow left-arm bowler)
  • 1966 Myong Hui Choe, North Korea, gymnist (Olympic-1980)
  • 1967 Pat Rapp, Jennings LA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1967 Tony Massenburg, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1968 Kai Bjorn, CFL offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1968 Silke Meier, Wiesbaden Germany, tennis star (1994 Futures-Bad Gogging)
  • 1969 Ewan Beaton, Winnipeg Manitoba, 60 kg judoka (Olympics-9-92, 96)
  • 1969 Kim Braatz, Santa Ana California, female outfielder (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • 1969 Richard Roelofsen, soccer player (Vitesse/MVV)
  • 1969 Kakhi Kakhiashvili, Georgian-born Greek weightlifter
  • 1971 Scott Brodie, St Catharines Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Clint Sodowsky, Ponca City OK, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1972 Sean Waltman, American wrestler
  • 1973 Gavin Hassett, Saint John New Brunswick, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Ariel Silvio Z├írate, Argentine footballer
  • 1974 Jarno Trulli, Italian race car driver
  • 1976 Sheldon Souray, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1978 Ryan Ludwick, American baseball player
  • 1979 Craig Bellamy, Welsh footballer
  • 1980 Lori Fredrickson, Aurora Ill, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96)
  • 1982 Shin-Soo Choo, South Korean baseball player
  • 1982 Simon Clist, English footballer
  • 1982 Yadier Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1983 Liu Xiang, Chinese hurdling athlete
  • 1983 Kristof Beyens, Belgian athlete
  • 1985 Guillermo Ochoa, Mexican footballer
  • 1992 Elise Matthysen, Belgian swimmer

Deaths in Sport

  • 1947 Warwick Armstrong, cricketer (50 Tests 1901-21, 2863 runs), dies
  • 1967 Tom Simpson, British cyclist (b. 1937)
  • 1975 Owen Wynne, cricketer (6 Tests for South Africa 1948-50), lost at sea
  • 1992 Alex Wojciechowicz, NFLer (Philadelphia Eagles), dies at 76
  • 1998 Morris "Red" Badgro, NFL hall of famer (NY Yankees, Giants, Dodgers), dies at 95

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2010 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and owner of the New York Yankees, dies from heart attack at 80

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 2011 Allan Jeans, Australian football player and coach (b. 1933)
  • 2012 Jerzy Kulej, Polish light welterweight boxer and politician, dies from a heart attack at 71