On This Day

July 1908 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jul 4 New York Giants pitcher George "Hooks" Wiltse no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 1-0 in 10 inn
  • Jul 19 Dutch football club Feyenoord is established in Rotterdam as Wilhelmina; reverts to SC Feijenoord 1912; updated to SC Feyenoord 1974 and to Feyenoord Rotterdam 1978
  • Jul 24 American Johnny Hayes wins London Olympic marathon in Games record 2:55:18.4 after Dorando Pietri of Italy disqualified for receiving assistance before the finish line
  • Jul 29 St Louis Browns' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Rube Waddell strikes out 16 Philadelphia A's in 5-4 win against his previous team at Sportsman's Park II, St. Louis
  • Jul 30 Around the World Automobile Race ends in Paris

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Ed Gordon Jr, American athlete (Olympic gold long jump 1932), born in Jackson, Mississippi (d. 1971)
  • Jul 12 Paul Runyan, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1934, 38), born in Hot Springs, Arkansas (d. 2002)
  • Jul 21 Harold "Jug" McSpaden, American golfer, course designer (17 PGA Tour wins), born in Monticello, Kansas (d. 1996)
  • Jul 25 Bill Bowes, English cricketer (Bodyline bowler, 68 wkts for England), born in Elland, Yorkshire, England (d. 1987)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 20 Demetrius Vikelas, Greek author, president of the International Olympic Committee (b. 1835)