July 1942 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jul 6 10th MLB All Star Game: AL wins 3-1 at Polo Grounds, NYC, AL runs are homers

Sports History

Jul 7 Milt all star team (including Bob Feller) loses to AL all stars 5-0

  • Jul 18 1st legal New Jersey horse race in 50 years; Garden State Park track opens
  • Jul 19 German occupiers confiscate bicycles in Rotterdam and The Hague
  • Jul 20 Barbados dismiss Trinidad for 16 in 69 minutes, Derek Sealy taking 8-8; West Indian cricket domestic first class record

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Doug Carpenter, Canadian NHL coach, 1984-91 (NJ Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Cornwall, Ontario
  • Jul 4 Floyd Little, American Pro/College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Syracuse University; 5 x Pro Bowl; First-team All-Pro 1969; Denver Broncos), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2021)
  • Jul 4 Hal Lanier, American MLB baseball player, 1964-73 (San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees), born in Denton, North Carolina
  • Jul 5 Hannes Löhr, German footballer and manager, born in Eitorf, Rhine Province, Germany
  • Jul 9 Robert J. Frankel, American thoroughbred race horse trainer (5 x Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer; US Champion Trainer by earnings 1993, 2002, 03), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • Jul 11 Aarón Padilla Gutiérrez, Mexican soccer striker (55 caps; Pumas, Atlante, Veracruz), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2020)
  • Jul 11 Len Hauss, American football center (5 x Pro Bowl; Washington Redskins), born in Jesup, Georgia (d. 2021)
  • Jul 12 Billy Smith, Australian rugby league halfback (26 Tests; St. George), born in Fremantle, Western Australia

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Jul 16 Australian tennis player (1970 Grand Slam, 24 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Albury, New South Wales

  • Jul 17 Connie Hawkins, American professional basketball player, 1961-76 ABA MVP-1968 (Harlem Globetrotters, 1963-66; Phoenix Suns, L.A. Lakers), born Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NYC (d. 2017)
  • Jul 17 Don Kessinger, American baseball player, born in Forrest City, Arkansas
  • Jul 18 Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer, born in Treviglio, Italy (d. 2006)
  • Jul 21 Fred Hetzel, American NBA star (SF, Cincinnati, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 21 Mike Hegan, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1969 NY Yankees; World Series 1972 Oakland A's), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • Jul 26 Teddy Pilette, Belgian auto racer (European F5000 Championship 1973, 75), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Jul 27 Dennis Ralston, American tennis player (4 x Grand Slam doubles champion; Wimbledon singles 1966 runner-up), born in Bakersfield, California (d. 2020)
  • Jul 28 Marty Brennaman, American sportscaster, born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Jul 29 Les Josephson, American football running back (NFL Pro Bowl 1967; Los Angeles Rams), born in Minneota, Minnesota (d. 2020)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 15 Denis Moloney, cricketer (during WW II 3 Tests for NZ 1937), dies
  • Jul 23 Andrew Ducat, English cricketer (England 1921) and footballer, dies whilst batting at Lords Cricket Ground at 56