On This Day

On This Day in Sport for July 2

Events in Sport

  • 1902 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Muriel Robb wins her only major title with a 7-5, 6-1 defeat of fellow Briton Charlotte Cooper
  • 1903 National League MLB batting champion Ed Delahanty, disappears after being removed intoxicated from a train by force; found dead at bottom of Niagara Falls 2 weeks later
  • 1903 Pitcher Jack Doscher, debuts for the Chicago Cubs, the first son of a major leaguer to play MLB, father Herm 1882-92
  • 1906 Yanks win by forfeit for the 1st time
  • 1907 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Evelyn Sears beats fellow American Carrie Neely 6-3, 6-2 for her lone major singles title
  • 1909 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dora Boothby earns her only Wimbledon title with a 6-4, 4-6, 8-6 win over Agnes Morton
  • 1911 Detroit Tigers legend Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game in 14-6 rout of Cleveland. Streak ends next game
  • 1921 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden beats South African Brian Norton 4-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0, 7-5 for the third of 10 Grand Slam singles titles
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1955 NFL placekicker Pat Summerall (25) weds Kathy Jacobs
  • 2010 Miss California USA 2009 Carrie Prejean (23) weds Oakland Raiders quarterback Kyle Boller (29) in San Diego

Divorces in Sport

  • 1959 MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (28) divorces Mollye Louise after 6 years of marriage

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1903 Ed Delahanty, American Baseball HOF left fielder (NL batting champion 1899; NL home run leader 1893, 96; 3 × NL RBI leader; Philadelphia Phillies), dies intoxicated falling into Niagara Falls at 35
  • 1912 Tom Richardson, England cricket fast bowler (88 Test wickets), dies of a heart attack at 41
  • 1921 Edwin Evans, Australian cricket spin bowler (6 Tests; 7 wickets), dies at 72
  • 1935 Hank O'Day, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, umpire, manager (umpire 10 World Series), dies of bronchial pneumonia at 75
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