July 1991 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 3 Gateway Board of Trustees approve a 20-year lease for the Cleveland Indians to play MLB at Jacobs Field
  • Jul 5 MLB owners approve Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins as new NL franchises to start play in 1993
  • Jul 5 American jockey Ray Sibille wins his 3,000th career race, aboard Sporting Surf at Pleasanton, California

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina 6-4, 3-6, 8-6 for her 3rd Wimbledon crown

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In the first ever all-German final Michael Stich beats Boris Becker 6-4, 7-6, 6-4

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • Jul 8 Pitts Pirate President Carl Barger becomes 1st President of Florida Marlins
  • Jul 8 Major league umpire Steve Palermo and former NFL defensive lineman Terence Mann shot trying to help 2 waitresses from being robbed
  • Jul 9 62nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at SkyDome, Toronto

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 All star MVP: Cal Ripken Jr (Balt Orioles)

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Jul 9 South Africa readmitted to Olympics
  • Jul 11 Calumet Farm, home to 8 Kentucky Derby winners, files bankruptcy
  • Jul 13 Bob Milacki & 3 other Balt Oriole pitchers no-hit A's 2-0

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 14 46th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Meg Mallon

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • Jul 15 Sandhi Ortiz-DelValle is 1st woman to officiate a men's pro basketball (USBL) game, game between New Haven Skyhawks and Philadelphia Spirit
  • Jul 18 Florida Marlins' logo unveiled

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jul 18 Mike Tyson meets Miss Black America contestants

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Jul 19 Cal Ripken plays in his 1,500th consecutive game
  • Jul 19 Mike Tyson rapes a Miss Black America contestant (Desiree Washington)
  • Jul 19 With NY Yankee victory, 10 of 14 AL teams are at .500 or better
  • Jul 20 Mike Tyson is accused of raping a Miss Black America contestant
  • Jul 21 120th British Golf Open: Ian Baker-Finch shoots 272 at Royal Birkdale
  • Jul 23 Rob Dibble back from 3-game suspension, is ejected for throwing at and hitting Cubs baserunner Doug Dascenzo Cubs win, 8-5
  • Jul 25 Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long treated for an apparent suicide attempt after he learned he tested positive for steroid use
  • Jul 26 CFL assumes ownership of Ottawa Rough Riders
  • Jul 26 Expo's Mark Gardner no hits Dodgers for 9 innings, but loses in 10th

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 28 12th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus

  • Jul 28 29th Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Nottingham England (2-1)
  • Jul 28 Buffalo Bills beat Philadelphia Eagles, 17-13 in American Bowl in Wembley

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 28 Dennis Martínez pitches the 13th perfect game in baseball history

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • Jul 28 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Bay State Golf Classic
  • Jul 28 Tour de France: Spanish rider Miguel Induráin beats Gianni Bugno of Italy by 3' 36" for 1st of 5 consecutive Tour wins; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov points winner
  • Jul 29 1st Sunday Night game at Shea Stadium (Mets beat Cubs 6-0)
  • Jul 30 Red Sox Carlos Quintana is 11th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Michael Wacha, American MLB pitcher (All Star 2015), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Jul 12 James Rodríguez, Colombian footballer (Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Colombia national team), born in Cúcuta, Colombia

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 6 Muda Lawal, Nigerian footballer (b. 1954)
  • Jul 18 Harold Butler, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1947-48, 12 wkts), dies
  • Jul 21 Paul Warwick, English racing driver (b. 1969)
  • Jul 24 Freddie Brown, cricketer (English Test captain 1950-51), dies
  • Jul 27 Pierre Brunet, French figure skater pair (Olympic gold 1928, 32), dies at 89