On This Day in Sport for July 14

Events in Sport

  • 1912 Kenneth McArthur runs Olympic record marathon (2:36:54.8)
  • 1914 NL's Boston Braves start climb from last place to world series sweep
  • 1934 Phillies score 11 runs in an inning, beats Cincinnati 18-0

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1946 Cleve Lou Boudreau hits 4 doubles & HR but Red Sox win 11-10 on Ted Williams 3 HR with 8 RBIs

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1951 1st color telecast of a sporting event (CBS-horse race)
  • 1953 20th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati
  • 1956 Boston Red Sox Mel Parnell no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0
  • 1960 Barbara Romack wins LPGA Leesburg Pro-Am Golf Tournament
  • 1963 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Sight Golf Open
  • 1963 50th Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
  • 1964 51st Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
  • 1965 52nd Tour de France won by Felice Gimondi of Italy
  • 1966 53rd Tour de France won by Lucien Aimar of France
  • 1967 Astro Eddie Matthews hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Juan Marichal

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1968 Brave Hank Aaron hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Mike McCormick

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Pabst Ladies' Golf Classic
  • 1969 Soccer war - Salvador-Honduras (1000 dead)
  • 1970 41st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
  • 1970 All star MVP: Carl Yastremski (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1972 Plate ump & catcher in a game are brothers. Bill Haller is umpire & Tom Haller is Tigers catcher, KC Royals win 1-0
  • 1973 102nd British Golf Open: Tom Weiskopf shoots a 276 at Royal Troon
  • 1974 Billy Martin is 1st AL manager ejected by umpire from 2 games in 1 day
  • 1974 Sharon Miller wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
  • 1985 40th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Kathy Baker

Sport awardGolf Major

1986 41st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jane Geddes

LPGA Golfer Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer
Jane Geddes
  • 1987 58th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-0 in 13 at Oakland-Alameda Stad

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1987 All star MVP: Tim Raines (Montreal Expos)

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines

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1987 Rookie of the Year Award is renamed to honor Jackie Robinson

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

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1988 Mike Schmidt passes Mickey Mantle with his 537th HR into 7th place

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Sport awardGolf Major

1991 46th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Meg Mallon

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • 1992 63rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-6 at Jack Murphy Stadium, SD
  • 1992 All star MVP: Ken Griffey Jr (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1995 LA Dodger Ramon Martinez no-hits the Florida Marlins 7-0

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1996 14th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Raymond Floyd

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • 1996 Michelle McGann wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1996 NY Yankee John Weteland sets record of 24 consecutive saves
  • 2009 80th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Busch Stadium, St Louis
  • 2015 86th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-3 at Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1884 Charles Meldrum Daniels, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1904, 08), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1898 A. B. "Happy" Chandler, American politician and baseball commissioner (d. 1991)
  • 1923 Willie Steele, American Olympic gold medalist (d. 1989)
  • 1932 Roosevelt Grier, Cuthbert Ga, NFLer (NY Giants)/actor (Movin' On)
  • 1934 [Robert] Lee Elder, PGA golfer (1974 Monsanto Open), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1937 Khalid Hassan, Pak cricket leg-spinner (took 2-116 at 16 in only Test)
  • 1944 Billy McCool, American baseball player
  • 1947 Steve Stone, sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1949 Joyce Benson, LPGA golfer
  • 1951 Judi Brown, E Lansing Mich, 400m hurdler (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • 1957 Peter Webb, NZ cricketer (batsman against West Indies 1980)
  • 1959 Rodney Rash, horse trainer
  • 1962 Diane Ratnik, volleyball setter (Olympics-8-92, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1963 Bel Le Harper, NFL tight end (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1964 Barbara Chiu, Canada table tennis player (Oly-33-92, 96), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1964 Brett J Ogle, Paddington Austral, PGA golfer (1993 AT&T Pebble Beach)
  • 1964 Jack Kay Jr, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Singapore Open), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1965 Reina Olea, female jockey
  • 1966 D J Johnson, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1967 Glen Scrivener, CFL defensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1967 Hashan Tillekeratne, cricketer (Sri Lanka wicket-keeper/batsman)
  • 1967 Leonardo Lavalle, Mexico, tennis star
  • 1967 Robin Ventura, Santa Maria CA, infielder (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1968 John Maginnes, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Texarkana Open-5th), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1969 Jose Hernandez, Hato Rey Puerto Rico, infielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • 1970 Mark Brandenburg, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1970 Mark Strickland, NBA forward (Miami Heat)
  • 1970 Michelle Sawatzky, Steinbach Manitoba, volleyballer (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Todd Rucci, NFL guard (NE Patriots)
  • 1972 Ben Talley, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • 1972 Joe Aska, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1972 Lou Roe, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1972 Matthew Campbell, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1973 Kieren Perkins, Brisbane QLD Aust, 1500m swimmer (Olymp-2 gold-92, 96)
  • 1973 Halil Mutlu, Bulgaria-born Turkish weightlifter
  • 1974 Erick Dampier, NBA center (SF Warriors)
  • 1975 Matthew Kessinger, figure skater (1995 Gt Lakes Jr champ), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1975 Tim Hudson, American baseball player
  • 1976 Geraint Jones, English cricketer
  • 1979 Bernie Castro, Dominican baseball player
  • 1980 George Smith, Australian Rugby player
  • 1987 Adam Johnson, English footballer (Sunderland), born in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
  • 1988 James Vaughan, English footballer, born in Birmingham
  • 1988 Conor McGregor, Irish professional boxer (UFC Lightweight and Featherweight Champion), born in Dublin, Ireland

Weddings in Sport

  • 1996 "Green Bay Packer" quarterback Brett Favre (26) weds Deanna Tynes (27) at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Deaths in Sport

  • 1917 Octave Lapize, French cyclist (b. 1887)
  • 1925 Pancho Villa, Filipino world boxing champion (b. 1901)
  • 1930 W H Ashley, cricketer (Test South Africa, 7 wkts), dies
  • 1938 Robert Poore, cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa in 1895-96 series), dies
  • 1940 Bill Howell, cricketer (18 Tests for Aust 1898-1905), dies
  • 1949 Frank Hearne, cricketer (2 Tests for England, 4 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1951 Sammy Jones, cricketer (last survivor of the 1882 Oval Test), dies
  • 1983 Jack MacBryan, cricketer (Test for England 1924), dies
  • 1984 Al Schacht, [Clown prince of baseball], baseball player, dies at 91
  • 1996 Jeff Krosnoff, CART driver (b. 1964)
  • 2007 John Ferguson Sr, former professional hockey player (b. 1938)
  • 2013 Matt Batts, American MLB player, dies at 91