Events in Sport in July 1949

  • Jul 1 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Ted Schroeder beats multi-national Jaroslav Drobny 3-6, 6-0, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 for his only Wimbledon singles title
  • Jul 1 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats fellow American Margaret duPont 10-8, 1-6, 10-8 for the second of 3 straight Wimbledon titles
  • Jul 2 "Red Barber's Clubhouse" sports show premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
  • Jul 6 Cincinnati Reds catcher Walker Cooper goes 6 for 7, (3 HRs, 3 singles, 5 runs scored, 10 RBI) in 23-4 win v Cubs
  • Jul 8 Monte Irvin & Hank Thompson, 1st black players for New York Giants, 4-3 loss to Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field
  • Jul 9 British Golf Open, Royal St.George's GC: South African Bobby Locke wins in a playoff with Irishman Harry Bradshaw
  • Jul 12 16th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-7 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
  • Jul 12 Baseball owners agree to erect warning paths before each fence
  • Jul 12 LA Rams sign Norm Van Brocklin
  • Jul 15 Czech tennis stars Jaroslav Drobny & Vladimir Cernik defect to US
  • Jul 23 Test Cricket debut of England's Brian Close aged 18 years 149 days
  • Jul 24 Indian pitcher Bob Lemon hits 2 HRs to beat Senators, 7-5
  • Jul 24 36th Tour de France won by Fausto Coppi of Italy

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Jul 25 St Louis Cardinal Stan Musial hits for the cycle beating Bkln 14-1

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Jul 31 Lightning strikes a baseball field in Baker, Florida, killing 2 players