July 1949 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 1 63rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Ted Schroeder beat Drobny (3-6 6-0 6-3 4-6 6-4)
  • Jul 2 "Red Barber's Clubhouse" sports show premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
  • Jul 2 56th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: L Brough beats M duPont (10-8 1-6 10-8)
  • Jul 5 NY Giants purchase Monty Irvin & Henry Thompson, their 1st African American players
  • Jul 6 Cincinnati Red Walker Cooper gets 10 RBIs
  • Jul 8 Monte Irvin & Hank Thompson are 1st blacks to play for NY Giants
  • Jul 9 78th British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 283 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • Jul 12 16th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-7 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
  • Jul 12 Baseball owners agree to erect warning paths before each fence
  • Jul 12 LA Rams sign Norm Van Brocklin
  • Jul 15 Czech tennis stars Jaroslav Drobny & Vladimir Cernik defect to US
  • Jul 23 Test Cricket debut of England's Brian Close aged 18 years 149 days
  • Jul 24 Indian pitcher Bob Lemon hits 2 HRs to beat Senators, 7-5
  • Jul 24 36th Tour de France won by Fausto Coppi of Italy

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Jul 25 St Louis Cardinal Stan Musial hits for the cycle beating Bkln 14-1

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Jul 31 Lightning strikes a baseball field in Fla, kills SS & 3rd baseman

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 8 Dale Hoganson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jul 10 Sunil Gavaskar, Indian cricket player (opener, 10122 Test runs)
  • Jul 12 Rick Hendrick, American NASCAR team owner, and car dealer.
  • Jul 13 Helena Fibingerova, Czech, shot putter (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • Jul 14 Joyce Benson, LPGA golfer
  • Jul 15 Kerry Short, Vineland Ont, Canad Tour golfer (Highland Amat-1981, 84)
  • Jul 17 Charlie Steiner, American sports broadcaster
  • Jul 18 Dennis Lillee, Australian cricket fast bowler (1971-84)
  • Jul 21 Ludmila Smirnova, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic silver 1972)
  • Jul 21 Al Hrabosky, baseball player
  • Jul 22 Dianne Dailey, LPGA golfer
  • Jul 22 Lasse Viren, Finland, 5K/10K runner (Olympic gold 1972, 76)
  • Jul 23 Clive Rice, South African cricket all-rounder (WSC 1978-79, ODI 1991), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal Province (d. 2015)
  • Jul 27 AndrĂ© Dupont, Quebec ice hockey player
  • Jul 28 Vida Blue, major-league pitcher (Cy Young & AL MVP 1971)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 14 Frank Hearne, cricketer (2 Tests for England, 4 Tests for South Africa), dies