On This Day in Sport for July 13

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Events in Sport

  • 1881 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats defending champion John Hartley 6-0, 6-1, 6-1
  • 1889 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley-Hillyard beats Lena Rice 4-6, 8-6, 6-4
  • 1889 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw wins his 7th Wimbledon singles title; beats twin brother Ernest Renshaw 6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0
  • 1896 Ed Delahanty becomes 2nd major leaguer to hit 4 HRs in a game as Phillies lose 9-8 to Chicago Colts
  • 1900 Phillies beat Pittsburgh 23-8
  • 1919 Chicago White Sox pitcher Carl Mays walks off mound blaming teammates for lack of support afield
  • 1924 Albin Stenroos wins Olympic marathon (2:41:22.6)
  • 1930 1st-ever football World Cup competition begins in Uruguay

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1934 Babe Ruth hits 700th career home run against Detroit

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Sport awardPGA Championship

1941 PGA Championship, Cherry Hills CC: Vic Ghezzi wins his only major title over defending champion Byron Nelson in 38 holes

Golfer Byron Nelson
Byron Nelson
  • 1941 Eddie Mayo (LA-Pacific Coast League), spits in face of umpire Ray Snyder
  • 1943 11th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Shibe Park, Philadelphia
  • 1948 15th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-2 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1950 Doctors remove 7 bone fragments from Ted Williams' elbow

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1954 21st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-9 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve
  • 1960 29th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Yankee Stadium, New York

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

1962 British Open Golf, Royal Troon: Arnold Palmer wins his 2nd consecutive Open, 6 strokes clear of runner-up Kel Nagle of Australia

  • 1963 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Early Wynn, wins his 300th and last MLB game at 43
  • 1963 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: Bob Charles of New Zealand wins his only major championship in a 36-hole playoff, 8 strokes ahead of runner-up Phil Rodgers; becomes first left-hander to win a major title
  • 1965 36th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 at Metropolitan Stadium, Minnesota
  • 1965 All star MVP: Juan Marichal (SF Giant)

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

1968 British Open Golf, Carnoustie: South African Gary Player wins second of his 3 Open titles, 2 strokes clear of Bob Charles and Jack Nicklaus; 5th of Player's 9 major titles

  • 1971 42nd MLB All Star Game, Tiger Stadium, Detroit, MI: AL beats NL, 6-4; MVP: Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles, OF
  • 1972 LA Rams (Irsay) & Baltimore Colts (Rosenbloom) swap owners
  • 1974 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: South African Gary Player wins his 3rd Open Championship, 4 strokes clear of runner-up Peter Oosterhuis of England
  • 1976 47th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Veterans Stadium, Phila
  • 1976 All star MVP: George Foster (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1976 Last day of Test Cricket for English all-rounder Brian Close, aged 45

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979 Calif's Nolan Ryan and Boston's Steve Renko each lose no-hitters in 9th

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1980 US Open Women's Golf, Richland CC: Amy Alcott scores convincing 9 stroke win over runner-up Hollis Stacy
  • 1982 53rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Olympic Stadium, Montreal
  • 1982 All star MVP: Dave Conception (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1984 Sergei Bubka of USSR pole vaults a record 5.89 m

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 NY Yankees retire Roger Maris (9) and Elston Howard (32) uniforms

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 1988 Red Sox replace manager John McNamara with Joe Morgan
  • 1991 Bob Milacki & 3 other Baltimore Oriole pitchers no-hit A's 2-0
  • 1993 64th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-3 at Camden Yards, Baltimore

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 All star MVP: Kirby Puckett (Minnesota Twins)

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett

MurderMurder of Interest

1994 O.J. Simpson (charged with murder) gives hair samples for testing

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 1997 15th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Larry Gilbert
  • 1997 52nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Alison Nicholas
  • 1999 70th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Fenway Park, Boston
  • 2001 International Olympic Committee votes to award Beijing the 2008 Summer Olympic Games
  • 2004 75th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Minute Maid Park, Houston
  • 2010 81st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Angel Stadium, Anaheim
  • 2012 Financially troubled Scottish football club, Rangers, is voted into the third division
  • 2014 FIFA World Cup Final, Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Mario Götze scores an extra time winner as Germany beats Argentina, 1-0

Sport awardFootball Awards

2014 FIFA World Cup Awards: Lionel Messi (golden ball), James Rodriguez (golden boot) and Manuel Neuer (Golden gloves)

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • 2018 Chelsea FC sacks high profile manager Antonio Conte despite winning 2016-17 EPL and 2018 FA Cup, replaced by ex-Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri
  • 2018 Kevin Anderson of South Africa beats American John Isner 7-6, 6-7, 6-7, 6-4, 26-24 in the longest (6 hours 36 mins) semi final in Wimbledon history

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1901 Mickey "Toy Bulldog" Walker, welterweight boxing champ (1922-26)
  • 1913 Carolina Gisolf, Holland, high jumper (Olympic silver 1928)
  • 1918 Alberto Ascari, Italian auto racer (World F1 champion 1952, 53), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1955)
  • 1920 Bill Towers, English footballer (d. 2000)
  • 1922 Ken Mosdell, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2006)
  • 1924 George Handy, horse trainer
  • 1929 Red Terrill Jr, horse trainer
  • 1932 Antonio Roma, football goalkeeper (42 caps), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Ivor Mendonca, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests 1962)
  • 1937 Charles Coody, American golfer (US Masters 1971), born in Stamford, Texas
  • 1937 Cal Ramsey, American basketball broadcaster, small forward (NY Knicks), born in Selma, Alabama (d. 2019)
  • 1941 Graeme Corling, Australian cricket fast bowler (1964 England tour)
  • 1944 Eric Freeman, Australian cricket pace bowler (late 60's)
  • 1945 Ashley "Rowdy" Mallett, Australian cricket off-spinner (1968-80)
  • 1946 Bob Kauffman, American basketball forward (3-time NBA All Star), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1948 Alf Hansen, Norwegian double sculls (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1948 Don Sweet, CFL, NFL place kicker (Montreal, Green Bay), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1948 Tony Kornheiser, American sports journalist
  • 1949 Helena Fibingerova, Czech, shot putter (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • 1953 Larry Gomes, dependable West Indian cricket left-handed batsman (1976-87)
  • 1954 David Thompson, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1954 Ray "Candles" Bright, Australian cricket slow-left armer (1977-86)
  • 1954 Rick Chartraw, American ice hockey player
  • 1956 Bill Caudill, American MLB reliever (All Star 1984), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1958 Joy Scott, American jockey, born in California
  • 1961 Anders Jarryd, Lidkoping Sweden, tennis star
  • 1961 Stelios Manolas, Greek footballer and manager
  • 1963 Anthony "Spud" Webb, NBA guard (5f 7inch slam dunk champion), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1963 Bob Carpenter, Beverly, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)
  • 1964 Utpal Chatterjee, cricketer (Bengal slow left-arm bowler)
  • 1966 Myong Hui Choe, North Korea, gymnast (Olympic-1980)
  • 1967 Pat Rapp, Jennings LA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1967 Tony Massenburg, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1968 Kai Bjorn, CFL offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1968 Silke Meier, Wiesbaden Germany, tennis star (1994 Futures-Bad Gogging)
  • 1969 Ewan Beaton, 60 kg judoka (Olympics-9-92, 96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1969 Kim Braatz, female outfielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1969 Richard Roelofsen, soccer player (Vitesse/MVV)
  • 1969 Kakhi Kakhiashvili, Georgian-born Greek weightlifter
  • 1972 Clint Sodowsky, Ponca City OK, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1972 Sean Waltman, American wrestler
  • 1973 Gavin Hassett, Saint John New Brunswick, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Ariel Silvio Zárate, Argentine footballer
  • 1974 Jarno Trulli, Italian race car driver
  • 1976 Sheldon Souray, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1978 Ryan Ludwick, American baseball player
  • 1979 Craig Bellamy, Welsh footballer
  • 1982 Shin-Soo Choo, South Korean baseball player
  • 1982 Simon Clist, English footballer
  • 1982 "Yadi" Yadier Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  • 1983 Liu Xiang, Chinese athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 2004), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1983 Kristof Beyens, Belgian athlete
  • 1985 Guillermo Ochoa, Mexican footballer
  • 1992 Elise Matthysen, Belgian swimmer

Deaths in Sport

  • 1947 Warwick Armstrong, cricketer (50 Tests 1901-21, 2863 runs), dies at 68
  • 1967 Tom Simpson, British cyclist (b. 1937)
  • 1975 Owen Wynne, cricketer (6 Tests for South Africa 1948-50), lost at sea
  • 1992 Alex Wojciechowicz, NFLer (Philadelphia Eagles), dies at 76
  • 1998 Morris "Red" Badgro, NFL hall of famer (NY Yankees, Giants, Dodgers), dies at 95

Person of interestGeorge Steinbrenner

2010 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and owner of the New York Yankees, dies from heart attack at 80

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 2011 Allan Jeans, Australian football player and coach (b. 1933)
  • 2012 Jerzy Kulej, Polish light welterweight boxer and politician, dies from a heart attack at 71