On This Day

On This Day in Sport for July 14

Events in Sport

  • 1912 Kenneth McArthur runs Olympic record marathon (2:36:54.8)
  • 1914 NL's Boston Braves start climb from last place to world series sweep
  • 1934 Phillies score 11 runs in an inning, beats Cincinnati 18-0

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1946 Cleve Lou Boudreau hits 4 doubles & HR but Red Sox win 11-10 on Ted Williams 3 HR with 8 RBIs

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1949 Czech tennis stars Jaroslav Drobný and Vladimir Černík defect while playing in a tournament in Gstaad, Switzerland; Drobny accepts Egyptian citizenship
  • 1951 1st color telecast of a sporting event (CBS-horse race)
  • 1951 In his last race, 1948 Triple Crown champion Citation wins the Hollywood Gold Cup by 4 lengths, to become American racing's first millionaire horse.
  • 1953 20th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati
  • 1956 Boston Red Sox pitcher Mel Parnell no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0 at Fenway Park, Boston
  • 1963 50th Tour de France: French cyclist Jacques Anquetil wins his 3rd consecutive general classification event; first rider to win Tour 4 times
  • 1964 51st Tour de France: Jacques Anquetil of France wins 4th consecutive Tour and is first to claim 5 titles
  • 1965 52nd Tour de France: In his first year as a professional, Italian Felice Gimondi, a replacement on the Salvarani team, captures overall title ahead of Raymond Poulidor
  • 1966 53rd Tour de France won by Lucien Aimar of France
  • 1967 Houston Astro Eddie Matthews hits his 500th HR, off SF Giant Juan Marichal

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1968 Brave Hank Aaron hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Mike McCormick

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

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1970 41st MLB All Star Game, Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, OH: NL beats AL, 5-4; MVP: Carl Yastrzemski, Boston Red Sox, LF

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski

  • 1972 Plate umpire and catcher in a game are brothers; Bill Haller is umpire and Tom Haller is Detroit Tigers catcher; Kansas City Royals win, 1-0
  • 1973 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Troon GC: American Tom Weiskopf wins wire-to-wire by 3 strokes from Johnny Miller and Neil Coles

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1974 Billy Martin is 1st AL manager ejected by umpire from 2 games in 1 day

Baseball Player and Manager Billy Martin
Baseball Player and Manager
Billy Martin
  • 1978 Umpire Doug Harvey ejects Don Sutton after discovering 3 scuffed balls
  • 1985 US Open Women's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Kathy Baker (later Guadagnino) wins her first LPGA Tour event and only major title, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Judy Clark (later Dickinson)

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

1986 US Open Women's Golf, NCR CC: Jane Geddes wins by 2 strokes in an 18-hole Monday playoff with South African born Sally Little

LPGA Golfer Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer
Jane Geddes
  • 1987 58th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-0 in 13 at Oakland-Alameda Stad

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1987 All star MVP: Tim Raines (Montreal Expos)

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines

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1987 Rookie of the Year Award is renamed to honor Jackie Robinson

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

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1988 Mike Schmidt passes Mickey Mantle with his 537th HR into 7th place

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

1991 US Open Women's Golf, Colonial CC: Meg Mallon shoots final round 67 (−4) to finish 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Pat Bradley

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1992 63rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-6 at Jack Murphy Stadium, SD

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1992 All star MVP: Ken Griffey Jr. (Seattle Mariners)

Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder Ken Griffey Jr.
Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder
Ken Griffey Jr.
  • 1995 LA Dodger Ramon Martinez no-hits the Florida Marlins 7-0

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1996 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Raymond Floyd wins first of 2 event titles by 2 strokes from Hale Irwin

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • 1996 New York Yankees closer John Wetteland sets MLB record 24 consecutive saves
  • 1996 NY Yanks sweep complete season series in Baltimore for 1st time
  • 2002 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Australian Stewart Ginn wins his lone career major title by 1 stroke from American trio Hubert Green, Mike McCullough & Jim Thorpe
  • 2009 80th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Busch Stadium, St Louis

Sport awardSports Awards

2010 18th ESPY Awards: Drew Brees, Lindsey Vonn win

NFL Quarterback Drew Brees
NFL Quarterback
Drew Brees
  • 2013 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Omaha CC: Kenny Perry wins by 5 strokes ahead of runner-up Fred Funk
  • 2015 86th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-3 at Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

2018 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Angelique Kerber becomes the first German since Steffi Graf (1996) to win Wimbledon beating Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

2019 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković wins longest ever Wimbledon final over Roger Federer 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12 in 4 hours, 57 minutes; his 16th Grand Slam title

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • 2019 Cricket World Cup, Lord's: England beats New Zealand on count back after scores tied at 241 after 50 overs and 15 in Super Over; Player of Series: NZ captain Kane Williamson
  • 2019 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Firestone CC: Retief Goosen of South Africa birdies final 2 holes to secure his first Champions Tour win by 2 strokes from Jay Haas and Tim Petrovic

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2019 English Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins a record 6th British Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone; moves him 1 win clear of Jim Clark and Alain Prost (5)

Formula 1 Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula 1 Driver
Lewis Hamilton
Formula 1 Racing Driver Alain Prost
Formula 1 Racing Driver
Alain Prost

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1884 Charles Meldrum Daniels, swimmer (Olympic gold 1904, 08), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1898 A. B. "Happy" Chandler, American politician and baseball commissioner (d. 1991)
  • 1911 Bill Blair, American auto racer (NASCAR pioneer; 54 top-10 finishes), born in High Point, North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • 1916 Claude Harmon, American golfer (US Masters 1948), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1989)
  • 1923 Willie Steele, American Olympic gold medalist (d. 1989)
  • 1932 Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier, American actor, minister, and former professional American football player (Pennsylvania State University), born in Cuthbert, Georgia
  • 1934 Lee Elder, American golfer (first African-American to play in the US Masters; 4 PGA Tour titles), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1937 Duncan MacKay, Scottish soccer defender (14 caps; Celtic 162 games), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2019)
  • 1944 Billy McCool, American baseball player
  • 1947 Steve Stone, sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1950 Mario Osbén, Chilean soccer goalkeeper (36 caps; Unión Española, Colo Colo, Cobreloa), born in Chiguayante, Chile (d. 2021)
  • 1951 Judi Brown, American 400m hurdler (Olympic silver 1984), born in East Lansing, Michigan
  • 1957 Peter Webb, NZ cricketer (batsman against West Indies 1980)
  • 1962 Diane Ratnik, volleyball setter (Olympics-8-92, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1964 Barbara Chiu, Canada table tennis player (Olympic 33-92, 96), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1964 Brett Ogle, Australian golfer, broadcaster (2 PGA Tour titles; Fox Sports), born in Sydney, NSW
  • 1965 Reina Olea, female jockey
  • 1966 D J Johnson, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1967 Glen Scrivener, CFL defensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1967 Hashan Tillekeratne, cricketer (Sri Lanka wicket-keeper/batsman)
  • 1967 Leonardo Lavalle, Mexican tennis star
  • 1967 Robin Ventura, infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Santa Maria, California
  • 1969 Jose Hernandez, Hato Rey Puerto Rico, infielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • 1970 Mark Brandenburg, American baseball pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1970 Mark Strickland, American NBA forward (Miami Heat), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1970 Todd Rucci, American NFL guard (NE Patriots), born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
  • 1972 Ben Talley, NFL linebacker (NY Giants), born in Griffin, Georgia
  • 1972 Joe Aska, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1972 Lou Roe, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1972 Matthew Campbell, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1973 Kieren Perkins, Brisbane QLD Aust, 1500m swimmer (Olymp-2 gold-92, 96)
  • 1973 Halil Mutlu, Bulgaria-born Turkish weightlifter
  • 1974 Erick Dampier, NBA center (SF Warriors)
  • 1975 Matthew Kessinger, figure skater (1995 Gt Lakes Jr champ), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1975 Tim Hudson, American baseball player
  • 1976 Geraint Jones, English cricketer
  • 1979 Bernie Castro, Dominican baseball player
  • 1979 Axel Teichmann, German cross-country skier
  • 1980 George Smith, Australian Rugby player, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1987 Adam Johnson, English footballer (Sunderland), born in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
  • 1988 James Vaughan, English footballer, born in Birmingham
  • 1988 Conor McGregor, Irish professional boxer (UFC Lightweight and Featherweight Champion), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1995 Kim Hyo-joo, South Korean golfer (Evian C'ship 2014), born in Seoul, South Korea

Weddings in Sport

  • 1996 "Green Bay Packer" quarterback Brett Favre (26) weds Deanna Tynes (27) at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Deaths in Sport

  • 1917 Octave Lapize, French cyclist (Tour de France 1910), dies when shot down as WWI fighter pilot at 29
  • 1925 Pancho Villa [Francisco Guilledo], Filipino world boxing champion, dies at 23
  • 1930 W H Ashley, cricketer (Test South Africa, 7 wkts), dies
  • 1938 Robert Poore, cricket batsman (3 Tests for South Africa in 1895-96 series), dies at 72
  • 1940 Bill Howell, cricketer (18 Tests for Aust 1898-1905), dies
  • 1949 Frank Hearne, cricketer (2 Tests for England, 4 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1951 Sammy Jones, Australian cricket batsman (12 Tests; NSW, Queensland, Auckland), dies at 89
  • 1983 Jack MacBryan, cricketer (Test for England 1924), dies
  • 1984 Al Schacht [Clown prince of baseball], baseball player, dies at 91
  • 1994 César Tovar, Venezuelan MLB baseball player (Minnesota Twins), dies at 54
  • 1996 Jeff Krosnoff, CART driver (b. 1964)
  • 2007 John Ferguson Sr, former professional hockey player (b. 1938)
  • 2013 Matt Batts, American MLB player, dies at 91
  • 2014 Alice Coachman, American athlete (Olympic gold high jump 1948), dies of cardiac arrest at 90
  • 2019 Pernell Whitaker, American boxer (Olympic gold 1984, 4-division world champion), dies when hit by a vehicle at 55