On This Day in Sport for July 10

Events in Sport

  • 1884 1st Test Cricket to be played at Old Trafford 1st day washed out

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1914 Boston Red Sox purchase Babe Ruth from Baltimore Orioles

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1922 42nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Gerald Patterson beats R Lycett (6-3 6-4 6-2)

Sport awardGolf Major

1926 30th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 293 at Scioto CC in Ohio

Golfer Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones
  • 1929 In game between Pirates & Phillies 9 HRs hit 1 in each inning
  • 1934 2nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-7 at Polo Grounds, New York
  • 1936 Phillies Chuck Klein becomes 4th to hit 4 HRs in a game
  • 1951 18th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-3 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit

Sport awardGolf Major

1953 82nd British Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 282 at Carnoustie Dai Rees

Golfer Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
  • 1956 23rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-3 at Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C.

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1960 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Youngstown Kitchens (Trumball Golf Open)

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1960 UEFA European Championship: Soviet Union defeat Yugoslavia 2-1 in Paris
  • 1962 32nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at D.C. Stadium, Washington
  • 1962 All star MVP: Maury Wills (LA Dodgers)
  • 1964 93rd British Golf Open: Tony Lema shoots a 279 at St Andrews
  • 1966 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
  • 1968 US Major League baseball announces it will split into 2 divisions for 1969
  • 1971 100th British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 278 at Royal Birkdale

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975 Test Cricket debut of Graham Gooch, v Australia, out for a pair

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Graham Gooch
  • 1976 105th British Golf Open: Johnny Miller shoots a 279 at Royal Birkdale

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1977 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Bankers Trust Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1988 Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • 1990 61st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-0 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • 1990 All star MVP: Julio Franco (Texas Rangers)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Last day of Test Cricket for Richard Hadlee

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Richard Hadlee
  • 1992 John Ellis becomes CEO of Seattle Mariners
  • 1992 US Major Soccer League folds after 14 seasons

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1994 Kelly Robbins wins Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic by Owens-Corning

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins
  • 1997 Hideki Irabu makes his debut as a NY Yankee, he beats Tigers 10-3
  • 2001 72nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Safeco Field, Seattle

Sport awardSports Awards

2002 10th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Venus Williams win

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
  • 2007 78th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-4 at AT&T Park, San Francisco
  • 2012 83rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-0 at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City
  • 2016 UEFA European Championship: Portugal defeat France 1-0 in extra time at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis

Sport awardTennis Open

2016 130th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Andy Murray beats Milos Raonic 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-2)

Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1874 Austin Diamond, cricket non-Test capt (NSW batsman 1899-1919, Aust)
  • 1888 Graham McNamee, early sportscaster (1st Rose Bowl), born in Washington D. C. (d. 1942)
  • 1899 Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist (d. 1978)
  • 1900 Bob Catterall, cricketer (dashing South African batsman of 20's)
  • 1917 Hugh Alexander, American baseball player (d. 2000)
  • 1921 Eunice Shriver, founder (Special Olympics)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1921 Jake LaMotta, middleweight boxing champ (1949-51) (Raging Bull), born in The Bronx, New York

World Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMotta
World Middleweight Boxing Champion
Jake LaMotta
  • 1922 Herb McKenley, Jamaica, 4 X 400m relay runner (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1924 Johnny Bach, American basketball coach
  • 1925 Dorothea Hochletiner, Austrian giant slalom (Olympic bronze 1956)
  • 1927 Don Revie, English soccer manager (Leeds and England)
  • 1928 Jack Nel, cricketer (South African opening bat in 6 Tests 1949-57)
  • 1928 Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentine-Italian racing driver and car manufacturer (d. 2003)
  • 1929 Moe Norman, Canadian Tour golfer (1966 Quebec Open), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1932 Carlo Mario Abate, Italian racing driver
  • 1933 Chuan-Kwang Yang, Taiwan, decathlete (Olympic silver 1960)
  • 1934 Munir Malik, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (3 Tests 1959-62)
  • 1940 Keith Stackpole, cricketer (aggressive Australian opener 1966-74)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1943 Arthur Ashe, American tennis star (1968 US Open, 1975 Wimbledon), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1993)

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1945 Virginia Wade, English tennis star (Wimbledon 1977), born in Bournemouth, England

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade
  • 1945 John Motson, British sports (football) commentator
  • 1949 Sunil Gavaskar, Indian cricket player (opener, 10122 Test runs)
  • 1952 Ludmilla Tourischeva, Russian gymnast

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1954 Andre Dawson, MLB outfielder (Expos, Cubs, 1987 NL MVP), born in Miami, Florida

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • 1955 Pamela Theresa Jiles, NO LA, 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1976)
  • 1960 Roger Craig, NFL reciever (SF 49ers)
  • 1962 Mike Saxon, NFL punter (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1964 Felipe Martinez, jockey
  • 1964 Urban Meyer, American football coach
  • 1964 Wilfried Peeters, Belgian cyclist
  • 1965 Buddy Groom, pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1965 Scott Michael McCarron, PGA golfer (1995 Las Vegas-3rd), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1966 Alvoid Mays, NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1966 Johnny Grunge, wrestler (d. 2006)
  • 1967 Alfred Jackson, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1967 Virgil Breedveld, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • 1967 Tom Meents, American monster truck driver
  • 1968 Hassisba Boulmerka, Algeria, 1500m (Olympics-gold-92)
  • 1969 Marty Cordova, outfielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1970 Klaas Van Noortwijk, cricketer (Holland batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • 1971 Adam Foote, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche, Team Canada), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1971 Brent Alexander, NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1971 Gregory Goodridge, Barbadian footballer
  • 1973 Claudius Wright, WLAF CB (London Monarchs)
  • 1975 Alain Nasreddine, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1976 Ludovic Giuly, French footballer
  • 1976 Edmílson Gomes, Brazilian footballer
  • 1979 Mvondo Atangana, Cameroon footballer
  • 1980 Adam Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
  • 1982 Sebastian Mila, Polish footballer
  • 1985 Mario Gómez, German footballer

Weddings in Sport

HeartWedding of Interest

2010 Actress and fourth season American Idol winner Carrie Underwood (29) weds Nashville Predators ice hockey player Mike Fisher (32) at Ritz Carlton Lodge in Greensboro, Georgia

  • 2010 NBA star Carmelo Anthony (25) weds actress Lala Vasquez (30) at Cipriani 42nd St. in New York City

Deaths in Sport

  • 1909 Flooi Du Toit, cricket leg-spinner (Test for South Africa 1892), dies
  • 1956 Joe Giard, American baseball player (b. 1898)
  • 1963 Teddy Wakelam, English sports broadcaster and rugby union player (b. 1893)
  • 1994 Otto Bonsema, soccer star/trainer (GVAV, Veendam), dies at 84
  • 2000 Justin Pierce, English-American actor and skateboarder (b. 1975)
  • 2008 Mike Souchak, professional golfer (b. 1927)