Events in Sport on July 11

  • 1895 First ever automobile race: Paris to Bordeaux 1,178 km in 48 hours, 48 minutes

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1900 Charlotte Cooper beats Hélène Prévost to become the 1st female Olympic tennis champion and the 1st individual female Olympic champion in any sport

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper

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1914 Babe Ruth debuts as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox, he beats Cleve 4-3

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1923 Harry Frazee, sells Red Sox to Ohio businessmen for $1M

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1930 Bradman scores 309 in a day vs England at Leeds, goes on to 334

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1931 NY Giants beat Phillies 23-8
  • 1939 7th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Yankee Stadium, New York NY Yankee/AL maanager Joe McCarthy starts 6 Yankees
  • 1944 12th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh

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1950 17th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 in 14 at Comiskey Park, Chic Ted Williams breaks his elbow; 1st extra inning All Star Game

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1952 81st British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 287 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
  • 1960 28th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, KC
  • 1961 30th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 in 10 at Candlestick Pk, SF

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Midwest Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1967 38th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 15 at Anaheim Stadium, CA
  • 1967 All star MVP: Tony Perez (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1968 Earl Weaver replaces Hank Bauer as manager of Orioles
  • 1971 Jane Blalock wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
  • 1971 Phillies Deron Johnson 3 HRs caps his 4 in a row
  • 1976 31st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by JoAnne Carner
  • 1978 49th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-3 at San Diego Stadium
  • 1978 All star MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers) collects his second award
  • 1982 3rd U.S. Senior Golf Open: Miller Barber
  • 1982 Hollis Stacy wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1982 FIFA World Cup: Italy beats West Germany 3-1 for football's 12th World Cup in Madrid
  • 1984 55th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Candlestick Park, San Francisco

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1985 Astros' Nolan Ryan, 1st to strike out 4000 (Mets' Danny Heep)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1987 Orioles' Cal Ripkin becomes 1st to manage 2 sons, as Billy joins Cal

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1988 Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1989 60th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim All star MVP: Bo Jackson (KC Royals)
  • 1989 President Ronald Reagan sportscasts All Star Game
  • 1991 Calumet Farm, home to 8 Kentucky Derby winners, files bankruptcy

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1993 14th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1993 Nancy Lopez wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1995 66th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 at Ballpark at Arlington Tx
  • 1995 All star MVP: Jeff Conine (Fla Marlins)
  • 1999 20th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Dave Eichelberger
  • 2000 71st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-3 at Turner Field, Atlanta
  • 2006 77th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-2 at PNC Park, Pittsburgh
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup: Spain beats the Netherlands 1-0 for football's 19th World Cup in Johannesburg (Spain's 1st title)

Sport awardSports Awards

2012 20th ESPY Awards: LeBron James, Brittney Griner win

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James

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2012 Steve Nash is traded by the Phoenix Suns to the Los Angeles Lakers

Basketball Player Steve Nash
Basketball Player
Steve Nash

Sport awardTennis Open

2015 122nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Garbine Muguruza (6-4 6-4)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams