On This Day in Sport for July 25

Events in Sport

  • 1900 Gilbert Jessop hits his 2nd 100 before lunch in same cricket match

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1902 James J. Jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • 1913 Pirates Max Carey goes hitless, but scores 5 runs against Phillies

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1914 Last day of club cricket for W. G. Grace at age 66: he made 69 runs

Cricketer W. G. Grace
Cricketer
W. G. Grace
  • 1920 Red Sox turn triple-play, but Ruth's 35th HR leads Yanks to 8-2 win
  • 1937 31st Tour de France won by Roger Lapebie of France
  • 1939 NY Yankee Atley Donald sets AL rookie record with 12 consecutive win
  • 1940 John Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hrs 46 mins in the Mississippi River
  • 1941 Red Sox Lefty Grove becomes 12th to win 300 games (his last victory)
  • 1948 35th Tour de France won by Gino Bartali of Italy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1949 St Louis Cardinal Stan Musial hits for the cycle beating Bkln 14-1

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1956 38th PGA Championship: Jack Burke at Blue Hill CC Boston
  • 1957 Peter Loader takes a cricket hat-trick for England v WI at Headingley

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1961 Roger Maris hits home runs 37, 38, 39 & 40 in a doubleheader

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 1972 43rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stad
  • 1972 All star MVP: Joe Morgan (Cincinnati Reds)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1978 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose sets NL record hitting in 38 consecutive games

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1981 Anti-apartheid protesters in Hamilton, New Zealand, force the cancellation of a rugby test between New Zealand's All Blacks and South Africa’s Springboks by invading the pitch during the game
  • 1982 20th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA (3-0)
  • 1982 37th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Janet Anderson
  • 1982 69th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 KC Royal George Brett hits for the cycle

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Roseanne Barr sings the National Anthem at Cincinnati Reds-San Diego Padres game

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
  • 1991 Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long treated for an apparent suicide attempt after he learned he tested positive for steroid use
  • 1992 25th Olympic Games open in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1993 31st Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats Australia in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
  • 1993 48th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Lauri Merten
  • 1993 Tour de France: Spaniard Miguel Induráin makes it 3 straight Tour titles; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov points winner
  • 1997 QB Brett Favre, re-signs with Green Bay Packers for $50M for 7 yrs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999 86th Tour de France: Lance Armstrong wins 1st of 7 consecutive Tour de France titles but is later disqualified for drug cheating

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong
  • 2004 91st Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)
  • 2004 British Open Seniors Golf, Royal Portrush: Pete Oakley wins by 1 stroke from fellow American Tom Kite and Eduardo Romero of Argentina
  • 2010 97th Tour de France won by Andy Schleck of Luxembourg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2010 British Open Seniors Golf, Carnoustie: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins by 1 stroke from American Corey Pavin

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • 2012 The 2012 Summer Olympics begin (Opening ceremony 27th)
  • 2015 UCI BMX Supercross series: Niek Kimmann & Stefany Hernandez win the world title
  • 2018 Pakistan general election: former cricketer Imran Khan wins most votes but not majority after vote marred by violence and bomb that kills 31 people

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1908 Bill Bowes, English cricketer (Bodyline bowler, 68 wkts for England), born in Elland, Yorkshire, England (d. 1987)

Person of interestWoody Strode

1914 Woody Strode, African American football player and actor (Posse, Cotton Club, Vigilante, Scream), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1994)

Actor and Sportsman Woody Strode
Actor and Sportsman
Woody Strode
  • 1925 Alistair Taylor, South African cricketer (one Test as opening bat for South Africa 1956), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal (d. 2004)
  • 1926 Whitey Lockman, American baseball player, born in Lowell, North Carolina (d. 2009)
  • 1929 Eddie Mazur, Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), born in Winnipeg, Mnaitoba, Canada (d. 1995)
  • 1930 Murray Chapple, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman through the 1950's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1985)
  • 1935 Larry Sherry, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • 1936 Gerry Ashmore, British racing driver, born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire
  • 1940 John Pennel, American pole vaulter (James E Sullivan Award-1963), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1993)

Person of interestNate Thurmond

1941 Nate Thurmond, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (7-time NBA All Star), born in Akron, Ohio (d.2016)

NBA Forward Nate Thurmond
NBA Forward
Nate Thurmond

Person of interestWalter Payton

1954 Walter Payton, American Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Chicago Bears, 9-time Pro Bowl), born in Columbia, Mississippi (d. 1999)

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
  • 1957 Bogdan Musioł, German bobsledder (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Świętochłowice, Silesia, Poland
  • 1960 Alain Robidoux, Canadian snooker player, born in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec
  • 1962 Doug Drabek, American MLB pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1990), born in Victoria, Texas
  • 1962 Mike Buncic, American discus thrower, born in Patterson, New Jersey
  • 1963 Julian Hodgson, English chess player, born in London
  • 1964 José Bautista, Dominican baseball pitcher (SF Giants), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1964 Tony Granato, American NHL left wing (LA Kings), born in Downers Grove, Illinois
  • 1965 Torey Lovullo, American baseball infielder (Oakland A's), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1967 Dave Jareckie, American biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1967 Ed Sprague Jr., American baseball infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Castro Valley, California
  • 1969 Andrea Wieland, American field hockey goaltender (Olympics 1996), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1969 Jon Barry, American NBA guard (LA Lakers, Golden State Warriors), born in Oakland, California
  • 1969 Kevin Smith, NFL tight end (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1971 Billy Wagner, American MLB pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Tannersville, Virginia
  • 1971 Tracy Murray, American NBA forward (Toronto Raptors, Wash Wizards), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 Craig Howard, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Rolex), born in Redding, California
  • 1972 Kevin Roberts, Australian cricketer (NSW middle-order batsman since 1994-95), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1973 Kevin Phillips, English footballer (Sunderland), born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1974 Todd Fuller, American NBA center (SF Warriors), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 1975 Jean-Claude Darcheville, French footballer, born in Sinnamary, French Guiana, France
  • 1976 Javier Vázquez, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • 1977 Kenny Thomas, American basketball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1978 Gerard Warren, American football player, born in Lake City, Florida
  • 1979 Ali Carter, English professional snooker player, born in Colchester, Essex
  • 1980 Toni Vilander, Finnish racing driver, born in Kankaanpää, Finland
  • 1980 Shawn Riggans, American baseball player, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1981 Conor Casey, American soccer player (Colorado Rapids), born in Dover, New Hampshire
  • 1981 Jani Rita, Finnish ice hockey player, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1982 Monde Zondeki, South African cricketer, born in King William's Town, Cape Province
  • 1984 Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Greek basketball player, born in Jeseník, Czechoslovakia
  • 1985 Nelson Piquet Jr., Brazilian auto racer (Formula E champion 2014-15), born in Heidelberg, West Germany
  • 1988 Anthony Stokes, Irish footballer, born in Dublin

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1986 Four-time Grand Slam winning tennis player Hana Mandlíková (24) weds restaurateur Jan Sedlak at Prague's old town hall

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova

Deaths in Sport

  • 1984 Bryan Hextall, Canadian ice hockey player (NHL - NY Rangers), dies at 70
  • 1986 Theodore H "Ted" Lyons, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), dies at 85
  • 1988 David Tobey, Basketball Hall of Fame referee, dies at 90

Person of interestBen Hogan

1997 Ben Hogan, golfer (Masters, British Open, US Open-1953), dies at 84

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • 2007 Bernd Jakubowski, German goalkeeper (b. 1952)
  • 2009 Vernon Forrest, Professional boxer, 2-division world champion (b. 1971)
  • 2015 Bob Kauffman, American basketball forward (3-time NBA All Star), dies of heart failure at 69