Events in Sport in July 1970

  • Jul 1 Denny McLain returns, (leaves trailiing) Tigers beat Yankees in 11
  • Jul 1 FC Utrecht soccer team forms in Utrecht
  • Jul 2 NY Yankees Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for 3rd time in 28 days
  • Jul 3 77th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats King (14-12 11-9)
  • Jul 3 California Angels Clyde Wright no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 84th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe beats Ken Rosewall (57 63 62 36 61)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 5 25th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • Jul 6 Baseball player NY Met Tommie Agee hits for the cycle
  • Jul 8 SF Giant Jim Ray Hart is 8th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th)

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 12 99th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at St Andrews

  • Jul 14 41st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
  • Jul 14 All star MVP: Carl Yastremski (Boston Red Sox)
  • Jul 15 Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 18 Willie Mays becomes 10th baseball player to get 3,000 hits

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Jul 19 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Springfield Jaycee Golf Open
  • Jul 19 57th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • Jul 20 Dodgers Bill Singer no-hits the Phillies 5-0, giving up no walks
  • Jul 21 Clay Kirby has a no-hitter going for 8 inn, but is lifted for a pinch hitter, Reliever Jack Baldschun gives up 3 hits & Padres lose, 3-0
  • Jul 24 International Law Tennis Association institutes 9 point tie break rule

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 26 Cincinnati Reds Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive HRs off Philadelphia Phillies Steve Carlton

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • Jul 27 Expos beat White Sox 10-6 in the annual Hall of Fame game
  • Jul 27 L Boudreau, Earle Combs, Ford Frick, & Jesse Haines enter Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jul 31 37th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Kansas City 24, All Stars 3 (69,940)