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 British Golf Open, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: 3 titles in 4 years for Bobby Locke beating Peter Thomson by a stroke
  • 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 Park, San Francisco
  • 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 Phillies Deron Johnson 3 HRs caps his 4 in a row
  • 1976 1st US football club in Austria forms (FAAFC-1st Austrian American)
  • 1976 US Open Women's Golf, Rolling Green GC: JoAnne Carner wins in a playoff with Sandra Palmer
  • 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 wins by 4 strokes from Dan Sykes & Gene Littler
  • 1982 FIFA World Cup Final: Italy beats West Germany 3-1 in front of 90,000 at the Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, Spain
  • 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
  • 1990 NYC police arrest "Dartman" (stabbed over 50 women with darts)
  • 1991 Calumet Farm, home to 8 Kentucky Derby winners, files bankruptcy

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

  • 1993 Mike Smith aboard Sky Beauty wins the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont to clinch thoroughbred racing's Triple Tiara for fillies
  • 1995 66th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 at Ballpark at Arlington Tx
  • 1995 All star MVP: Jeff Conine (Florida Marlins)
  • 1999 20th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Dave Eichelberger
  • 2000 71st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-3 at Turner Field, Atlanta

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2004 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Legends on the Niagara GC: Meg Mallon wins by 4 strokes from Beth Daniel

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 2006 77th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-2 at PNC Park, Pittsburgh
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup Final: Andrés Iniesta scores an extra time winner as Spain beats the Netherlands 1-0 in Johannesburg, South Africa for 1st WC title)
  • 2011 US Open Women's Golf, The Boardmoor: Ryu So-yeon wins her first major in a playoff with fellow South Korean Hee Hung Seo

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 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams becomes oldest winner in Open era (33) beating Garbiñe Muguruza 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams