July 1918 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jul 17 Longest errorless game, Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 21 innings
  • Jul 19 Washington Senators catcher Eddie Ainsmith applies for draft deferment; Secretary of War, Newton D Baker rules baseball players not draft exempt but later moves date to 1 September; both leagues end regular season 2 September

Birthdays in Sport

Alec BedserAlec Bedser (1918-2010)

Jul 4 English cricket medium-pace bowler (51 Tests, 236 wickets, BB 7/44; Surrey CCC), born in Reading, England

  • Jul 4 Johnnie Parsons, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500, 1950; AAA/USAC Championship, 1949), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1984)
  • Jul 9 Nile Kinnick Jr., American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1939; University of Iowa), born in Adel, Iowa (d. 1943)

Alberto AscariAlberto Ascari (1918-1955)

Jul 13 Italian Auto Racer (World F1 champion 1952, 53), born in Milan, Italy

  • Jul 23 Harold "Pee Wee" Reese, American Baseball HOF shortstop (10 x MLB All-Star; World Series 1955, 59 Brooklyn/LA Dodgers), born in Ekron, Kentucky (d. 1999)