July 1948 in Sport

Events in Sport


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Jul 1 Bradman scores 128 Australia v Surrey, 141 mins, 15 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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Jul 1 Brooklyn's Roy Campanella debuts as catcher

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • Jul 2 62nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Falkenburg beats Bromwich (7-5 0-6 6-2 3-6 7-5)
  • Jul 2 77th British Golf Open: Henry Cotton shoots a 284 at Muirfield
  • Jul 3 55th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats Doris Hart (6-3 8-6)
  • Jul 7 Cleveland Indians sign Leroy "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 30 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record (10K - 29:59.6)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 4 Ed Armbrister, baseball player
  • Jul 4 RenĂ© Arnoux, French formula-1 racer (6th place-1980)
  • 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, Canada
  • 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, LPGA golfer
  • Jul 21 Ed Hinton, American sportswriter
  • Jul 26 Norair Nurikian, Bulgari, bantam weight (Olympic gold 1972, 76)
  • Jul 27 Peggy Fleming Jenkins, figure skater (Olym-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 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)