July 1948 in Sport

Events in Sport


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Jul 1 Australian cricket captain Don Bradman scores 128 in 141 mins with 15 fours in a tour match vs Surry

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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Jul 1 Brooklyn's future Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella debuts with 3 hits in a 6-4 loss to the rival NY Giants

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • Jul 2 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Bob Falkenburg beats John Bromwich of Australia 7-5, 0-6, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 for his only Grand Slam singles title
  • Jul 2 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats fellow American Doris Hart 6-3, 8-6 for the first of 3-straight Wimbledon singles titles
  • Jul 2 British Open Golf, Muirfield: England's Henry Cotton wins by 5 from Irishman Fred Daly for his third Open victory
  • Jul 7 Cleveland Indians stun MLB by signing 42 year old veteran Negro Leagues pitcher Satchel Paige
  • Jul 13 15th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-2 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis

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Jul 16 Eddie Sawyer replaces Ben Chapman in Philadelphia, NY Giants Leo Durocher replaces Mel Ott & Burt Shotton replaces Durocher as Dodger manager

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Jul 18 Pat Seerey of Chicago White Sox hits 4 HRs in an 11 inning game
  • Jul 25 35th Tour de France won by Gino Bartali of Italy

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Jul 26 "Babe Ruth Story" premieres, Babe Ruth's last public appearance

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

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Jul 29 King George VI opens 14th modern Olympic Games in London

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • Jul 29 XIV Summer Olympic Games open at Wembley Stadium in London

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 4 Ed Armbrister, baseball player, born in Nassau, Bahamas
  • Jul 4 René Arnoux, French formula-1 racer (6th place-1980), born in Pontcharra, Isère, France
  • Jul 6 Brad Park, Scarborough Ontario, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins)
  • Jul 7 Fred Brown, NBAer (Seattle SuperSonic)
  • Jul 13 Alf Hansen, Norwegian double sculls (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Jul 13 Don Sweet, CFL, NFL place kicker (Montreal, Green Bay), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jul 13 Tony Kornheiser, American sports journalist
  • Jul 15 Enrique Basilio, hurler, 1st lady to light Olympic flame (Mexico-1968)
  • Jul 17 Cathy Ferguson, 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Jul 20 Mary Dwyer, American LPGA golfer, born in California
  • Jul 21 Ed Hinton, American sportswriter
  • Jul 21 John Hart, American Major League Baseball executive (Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jul 26 Allen Doyle, American professional golfer (1991 Memorial-64th), born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island
  • Jul 26 Norair Nurikian, Armenian-Bulgarian bantam weightlifter (Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Sliven, Bulgaria
  • Jul 27 Peggy Fleming Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic Gold 1968), born in San Jose, California
  • Jul 29 Neal Walk, American basketball player (Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Jazz, NY Knicks), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2015)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 1 Achille Varzi, Italian auto racer (14 Grand Prix wins), dies in practise crash at 43
  • Jul 3 Quintin McMillan, cricketer (13 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Jul 8 Dave Nourse, cricketer (45 Tests for South Africa 1902-24), dies
  • Jul 26 Charles Mills, South African cricketer (Test v England 1891-92), dies
  • Jul 27 Woolf Barnato, British racing driver (b. 1898)
  • Jul 27 Joe Tinker, American professional baseball player and manager, dies at 68