Events in Sport in July 1988

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 2 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Germany's Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 for the 3rd leg of her Golden Slam

Golf Major

Jul 3 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Vancouver GC: Sally Little wins by 1 stroke from Laura Davies of England

  • Jul 3 Gene Nelson of the Oakland A's becomes first AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973 in 9-8 win over Toronto Blue Jays

Sports History

Jul 4 After a poor start to the season Kansas City Royals release Dan Quisenberry (record 5-time AL saves leader)

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 4 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg of Sweden wins his first of 2 Wimbledon singles titles beating Boris Becker 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-2 in a rain-affected final

  • Jul 5 Wist Indies cricket paceman Malcolm Marshall takes career best 7-22, beat England by an innings & 156 at Old Trafford

Sports History

Jul 9 Nolan Ryan is 7th to win 100 game on 2 teams, as Astro beat Mets 6-3

Sports History

Jul 11 Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor

  • Jul 12 59th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
  • Jul 12 All star MVP: Terry Steinbach (Oakland A's)
  • Jul 12 Margo Adams alleges Red Sox Wade Bogg's had an affair with her
  • Jul 13 Red Sox replace manager John McNamara with Joe Morgan

Sports History

Jul 16 Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100m in 9.78 sec

  • Jul 16 Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women's heptathlete record of 7,215 pts
  • Jul 17 Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets 100m woman's record (10.49)

British Golf Open

Jul 18 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: Spaniard Seve Ballesteros wins his 3rd Open title by 2 shots from Nick Price of Zimbabwe

  • Jul 24 75th Tour de France won by Pedro Delgado of Spain
  • Jul 24 US and Jamaica play scoreless tie, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup

US Women's Golf Open

Jul 24 US Open Women's Golf, Baltimore CC: Liselotte Neumann of Sweden wins her only major title, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Patty Sheehan

  • Jul 26 Mike Schmidt sets NL record appearing in 2,155 games at 3rd base, as Phillies & NY Mets end that game at 2:13 AM

Sports History

Jul 27 Baseball star Tommy John commits record 3 errors on 1 play as Yanks rout Brewers 16-3

  • Jul 29 Baltimore trades Mike Boddicker to the Red Sox for Brady Anderson and Curt Schilling
  • Jul 29 Rick Sutcliffe swipes home, 1st pitcher since Pascual Perez in 1984 to steal home
  • Jul 30 Cincinnati Reds pitcher John Franco sets a record of 13 saves in 1 month
  • Jul 30 MLB Pitcher John Franco saves a record 13th game during the month of July
  • Jul 31 Miami Dolphins beat San Francisco 49ers, 27-21 in the American Bowl at London's Wembley Stadium

Baseball Record

Jul 31 Oakland DH Jose Canseco smacks 2 home runs off Scott Bankhead in A's 6-2 win over Seattle Mariners; becomes first MLB player to hit 30 HRs in first 3 years

Hall of Fame

Jul 31 Pittsburgh Pirates 1st baseman/left fielder and 7-time All Star Willie Stargell becomes 200th man inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame