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Events in Sport in July 1927

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 2 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Spaniard Lilí Álvarez 6-2, 6-4 for her first of 8 Wimbledon titles

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Jul 2 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-French final Henri Cochet wins first of 2 Wimbledon singles crowns; beats Jean Borotra 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 12 Yankees slugger Babe Ruth half way to his MLB record of 60 home runs; smacks #30 of Joe Shaute in 9th inning in New York's 7-0 win over Cleveland Indians at Dunn Field

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

Jul 15 British Open Men's Golf, St. Andrews: American Bobby Jones retains title; wins wire-to-wire by 6 shots from Fred Robson & Aubrey Boomer

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • Jul 17 21st Tour de France: Nicolas Frantz of Luxembourg claims first of 2 consecutive titles by 1h 48' 21" from Belgian Maurice De Waele

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 18 Ty Cobb's 4,000th MLB career hit

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Jul 27 Mel Ott, 18, hits his 1st league home run (inside the park)