July 1916 in Sport

Events in Sport


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Jul 1 Pittsburgh shortstop Honus Wagner, at 42 and 4 months, connects at Cincinnati to become the oldest to hit an inside-the-park HR

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  • Jul 20 Giants trade Christy Mathewson to Cincinnati Reds

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Bob Prince, American sportscaster (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1985)
  • Jul 14 Claude Harmon, American golfer (US Masters 1948), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1989)
  • Jul 18 Johnny Hopp, American baseball player, born in Hastings, Nebraska (d. 2003)
  • Jul 19 Phil Cavarretta, American baseball player (NL MVP 1945), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • Jul 22 Gino Bianco, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1984)
  • Jul 22 Marcel Cerdan, French boxer (d. 1949)
  • Jul 31 Verdun Scott, NZ cricketer and rugby player, born in Devonport, Auckland (d. 1980)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 1 William Booth, England Test cricket batsman (WWI 2 Tests), dies at the Somme at 39