July 1944 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 3 Oriole Park (minor league baseball stadium) burns down in Baltimore
  • Jul 11 12th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh
  • Jul 16 Dodgers score 8 unearned runs against Braves to win 8-5 & break their 16-game losing streak, they will lose another 5 in a row
  • Jul 20 Browns Nelson Potter is 1st pitcher suspended for throwing spitballs
  • Jul 23 Chicago Cubs Bill Nicholson hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 6 Gunhild Hoffmeister, German FR, 800m/1500m runner (Olympic silver 1972)
  • Jul 7 Tony Jacklin, Scunthorpe England, PGA golfer (1970 US Open)
  • Jul 13 Eric Freeman, Australian cricket pace bowler (late 60's)
  • Jul 14 Billy McCool, American baseball player
  • Jul 17 Mark Burgess, cricketer (NZ batsman of the 70's)
  • Jul 17 Carlos Alberto Torres, Brazilian footballer, Captain of winning World Cup team (1970), born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 2016)
  • Jul 18 David Hemery, English 400m-hurdler (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Jul 20 Mel Daniels, professional basketball player (Hall of Fame 2012), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • Jul 22 Sparky Lyle, relief pitcher (NY Yankees, Cy Young)
  • Jul 22 Dennis Firestone, Australian racing driver
  • Jul 26 Micki J King, springboard diver (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Jul 27 Jean-Marie Leblanc, French cyclist
  • Jul 28 Daniel Morelon, French 1K speed skater (Olympic gold 1968, 72)
  • Jul 29 Terry Jarvis, NZ cricket opener (387 partnership w/Turner v WI 1972)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 20 Heinz Burns, German (Olympic gold 1936), dies in bombing