July 1903 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Jul 1 Tour de France: Inaugural race begins in Montgeron, a south-eastern suburb of Paris
  • Jul 1 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats Ethel Larcombe 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, the first of 7 titles
  • Jul 1 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley 7-5, 6-3, 6-0 for his second consecutive title
  • Jul 2 National League MLB batting champion Ed Delahanty, disappears after being removed from a train by force, found dead at bottom of Niagara Falls 2 weeks later
  • Jul 2 Pitcher Jack Doscher, debuts for the Chicago Cubs, the first son of a major leaguer to play MLB, father Herm 1882-92
  • Jul 19 1st Tour de France: French rider Maurice Garin wins inaugural event

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 2 Ed Delahanty, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder (NL batting champion 1899, 1902), dies at Niagara Falls at 35