July 1950 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 2 Cleveland Indians' pitcher Bob Feller wins his 200th MLB game, 5-3 v Detroit Tigers
  • Jul 4 Boston Braves slugger Sid Gordon ties MLB season grand slam record (4) with a bases loaded hit vs Phillies
  • Jul 7 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Budge Patty wins his lone Wimbledon singles title over 6-1, 8-10, 6-2, 6-3 over Australian Frank Sedgman
  • Jul 7 British Golf Open, Royal Troon: Bobby Locke of South Africa defends his title by 2 from Roberto De Vicenzo
  • Jul 7 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats fellow American Margaret duPont 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 for her 3rd straight Wimbledon singles title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 11 17th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 in 14 at Comiskey Park, Chic Ted Williams breaks his elbow; 1st extra inning All Star Game

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Jul 12 ILTF re-admit Germany and Japan in Davis Cup, Poland & Hungary withdraws
  • Jul 13 Doctors remove 7 bone fragments from Ted Williams' elbow
  • Jul 16 FIFA World Cup Final: Alcides Ghiggia scores a 79th minute winner as Uruguay beats Brazil 2-1 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Jul 26 Dodgers' Jim Russell is 1st to switch-hits HRs twice in a game

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 3 Ewen Chatfield, NZ cricketer pace bowler (1975-89)
  • Jul 5 Gary Matthews, baseball player (1973 NL rookie of year)
  • Jul 6 Sultan Rakhmanov, Super heavyweight (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Jul 11 Jim Higgs, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1978-81)
  • Jul 15 Alan Hurst, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1974-79)
  • Jul 16 Dennis Priestley, English darts player, born in Mexborough, England
  • Jul 18 Kostas Eleftherakis, Greek footballer
  • Jul 21 Ubaldo Fillol, Argentinian footballer
  • Jul 23 Alan Turner, Australian cricket left-handed opener (World Cup ton 1975), born in Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
  • Jul 26 Nelinho [Manoel Rezende de Mattos Cabral], Brazilian footballer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Jul 26 Rich Vogler, American race car driver, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • Jul 29 Maricica Puica, Romania, 2K runner (world record)
  • Jul 29 Radu Voina, Romania, team handball (Olympic silver/2 bronze-1972, 76, 80)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 29 Joe Fry, British racing driver, dies at 34