On This Day

July 1993 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jul 2 Royals Stadium is renamed Kauffman Stadium shortly before the death of Kansas City Royals owner Ewing Kauffman

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 3 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In the centenary women's singles final, German Steffi Graf beats Czech Jana Novotná 7-6, 1-6, 6-4

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 4 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats fellow American Jim Courier 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 for his first of 7 Wimbledon titles

Baseball Record

Jul 5 As' outfielder Rickey Henderson leads off both games of Oakland's doubleheader vs Cleveland with homers (first time since 1913)

  • Jul 6 England cricket batsman Graham Thorpe scores 114 on Test debut, in drawn 3rd Test v Australia at Trent Bridge
  • Jul 7 Lenny Dykstra hits bases loaded 2-run double to end Phillies 7, LA Dodgers 6 in 20 innings in Philadelphia

US Senior Golf Open

Jul 11 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Cherry Hills CC: Jack Nicklaus wins by 1 stroke ahead of Tom Weiskopf for his second US Senior title

  • Jul 11 Mike Smith aboard Sky Beauty wins the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont to clinch thoroughbred racing's Triple Tiara for fillies
  • Jul 13 64th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-3 at Camden Yards, Baltimore

Sports History

Jul 13 All star MVP: Kirby Puckett (Minnesota Twins)

  • Jul 16 SF outfielder Darren Lewis sets record of 267 consecutive errorless games
  • Jul 17 Graeme Obree breaks the world hour cycling record, riding 51.596km on Old Faithful at the Hamar velodrome in Norway [1]

British Golf Open

Jul 18 British Open Men's Golf, Royal St George's GC: Australian Greg Norman fires final round 64 (–6) to win his 2nd Open title, 2 strokes ahead of Englishman Nick Faldo

Sports History

Jul 19 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Ian Botham

  • Jul 21 Angela Kennedy swims world record 50 m butterfly stroke (26.93)

Sports History

Jul 22 NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits his 200th HR

Sports History

Jul 23 David Boon completes 17th Test Cricket century, 107 at Headingley

  • Jul 23 Chris Boardman cycles a world record 1 hour distance of 52.27 km
  • Jul 23 NY Yankee Mark Hutton is 1st Australian to be a starting pitcher, He beats Angels 5-2; Yanks, Red Sox, Blue Jays 3 way tie for 1st
  • Jul 24 Met Vince Coleman injures 3 when he throws cherry bomb at Dodger fans
  • Jul 24 NY Met Anthony Young loses record 27th straight
  • Jul 25 31st Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats Australia in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
  • Jul 25 US Open Women's Golf, Crooked Stick GC: Lauri Merten fires a final round 68 (−4) to win her lone major title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Donna Andrews and Helen Alfredsson

Sports History

Jul 25 Tour de France: Spaniard Miguel Induráin makes it 3 straight Tour titles; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov points winner

Federation Cup

Jul 25 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Frankfurt, Germany: Spain wins 2nd title with 3-0 win over Australia; Arantxa Sánchez Vicario clinches victory with 6-2, 6-3 win against Nicole Provis

  • Jul 27 Detroit Tiger Fryman hits for cycle but loses 12-7 to Yankees
  • Jul 27 NBC TV awarded 1996 Olympic coverage for $456 million
  • Jul 27 NY Met Anthony Young wins ending his losing streak at 27 games

Baseball Record

Jul 28 Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. is 3rd to hit HRs in 8 straight games

  • Jul 29 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Thomas Browning arrested for marijuana possession
  • Jul 31 Toronto Blue Jays obtain future Baseball Hall of Fame OF Rickey Henderson from Oakland in exchange for minor leaguers Steve Karsay and Jose Herrera

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 12 (Earl) Scottie Thompson, Filipino professional basketball player (Barangay Ginebra San Miguel), born in Padada, Davao del Sur, Philippines

Jordan Spieth

Jul 27 Jordan Spieth, American golfer (US Masters, US Open 2015; British Open 2017), born in Dallas, Texas

  • Jul 29 Rayne Dakota "Dak" Prescott, American NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys), born in Sulphur, Louisiana

Deaths in Sport

Don Drysdale

Jul 3 Don Drysdale, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (World Series 1959, 63, 65; 9 x MLB All Star; Cy Young Award 1962; Brooklyn/LA Dodgers), dies of a heart attack at 56

  • Jul 8 Charles Adkins, American light welterweight boxer (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 61
  • Jul 11 Denis Tomlinson, South African cricket leg-spinner, dies
  • Jul 13 Davey Allison, American auto racer (Daytona 500 1992), dies in a plane crash at 32
  • Jul 23 James Jordan, father of NBA star Michael Jordan, found dead near McColl, South Carolina
  • Jul 27 Reggie Lewis, NBA star (Boston Celtics), dies of heart failure at 27