On This Day

On This Day in Sport for July 11

Events in Sport

  • 1900 Charlotte Cooper beats Hélène Prévost to become the 1st female Olympic tennis champion and the 1st individual female Olympic champion in any sport
  • 1912 There are 6 medallists in the Stockholm Olympic pole vault; American Harry Babcock takes gold (3.95m); countrymen Frank Nelson and Marc Wright dead-heat for silver; 3-man dead-heat for bronze
  • 1914 Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth makes his MLB debut as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox; earns 4-3 win against the Cleveland Naps at Fenway Park
  • 1923 Harry Frazee, sells Red Sox to Ohio businessmen for $1M
  • 1930 21 year old Australian cricket super-batsman Don Bradman is 105 at lunch, 220 at tea, and 309 at stumps on the first day in 3rd Test vs England at Leeds; goes on to 334
  • 1931 NY Giants beat Phillies 23-8
  • 1939 7th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Yankee Stadium, New York NY Yankee/AL maanager Joe McCarthy starts 6 Yankees
  • 1944 12th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1929 Billy Mosforth, English footballer (b. 1857)
  • 1932 Nathaniel Niles, American figure skater and tennis player, dies at 46
  • 1953 Oliver Campbell, American tennis player (US Open 1890-92), dies at 82
  • 1959 Charlie Parker, English cricketer (3,776 1st-class wickets, 2nd best ever; legend Gloucs SLA, but 2-32 in only Test), dies at 76
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