Events in Sport on July 11

Sports History

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

  • 1912 There are 6 medallists in the Stockholm Olympic pole vault; American Harry Babcock takes gold (3.95m); countrymen Frank Nelson and Marc Wright dead-heat for silver; 3-man dead-heat for bronze

Sports History

1914 Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth makes his MLB debut as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox; earns 4-3 win against the Cleveland Naps at Fenway Park

  • 1923 Harry Frazee, sells Red Sox to Ohio businessmen for $1M

Sports History

1930 21 year old Australian cricket super-batsman Don Bradman is 105 at lunch, 220 at tea, and 309 at stumps on the first day in 3rd Test vs England at Leeds; goes on to 334

  • 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

Sports History

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

  • 1952 British Golf Men's Open, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: 3 titles in 4 years for Bobby Locke of South Africa beating Australian 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)

Sports History

1968 Earl Weaver replaces Hank Bauer as manager of Orioles

  • 1968 Start of Colin Cowdrey's 100th Test, 1st person to reach the milestone
  • 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

Sports History

1978 All star MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers) collects his second award

Sports History

1981 Sebastian Coe of UK sets record for 1K (2:12.18)

  • 1982 FIFA World Cup Final, Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain: Italy beats West Germany, 3-1 in front of 90,000
  • 1982 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Portland GC: Miller Barber wins by 4 strokes from Dan Sykes & Gene Littler; his first of 3 Senior Open titles
  • 1984 55th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Candlestick Park, San Francisco
  • 1984 All star MVP: Gary Carter (Mont Expos) awarded for 2nd time

Sports History

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

  • 1986 Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway runs 10,000m in world record 30:13.74
  • 1987 Orioles' Cal Ripkin becomes 1st to manage 2 sons, as Billy joins Cal

Sports History

1988 Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor

Sports History

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
  • 1993 Mike Smith aboard Sky Beauty wins the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont to clinch thoroughbred racing's Triple Tiara for fillies

US Senior Golf Open

1993 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Cherry Hills CC: Jack Nicklaus wins by 1 stroke ahead of Tom Weiskopf for his second US Senior title

  • 1995 66th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 at Ballpark at Arlington Tx
  • 1995 All star MVP: Jeff Conine (Florida Marlins)
  • 1999 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Des Moines G & CC: Dave Eichelberger wins by 3 strokes ahead of Ed Dougherty for his lone major title
  • 2000 71st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-3 at Turner Field, Atlanta

Golf Tournament

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

  • 2004 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Englishman Mark James wins his lone career major title by 1 stroke from José Maria Cañizares of Spain
  • 2006 77th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-2 at PNC Park, Pittsburgh
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup Final, Soccer City, Johannesburg, South Africa: Andrés Iniesta scores an extra time winner as Spain beats the Netherlands, 1-0 for first World Cup title
  • 2010 US Open Women's Golf, Oakmont CC: Paula Creamer wins her first major championship, 4 shots ahead of runners-up Na Yeon Choi and Suzann Pettersen
  • 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

ESPY Awards

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

Sports History

2012 Future Basketball Hall of Fame guard Steve Nash is traded by the Phoenix Suns to the Los Angeles Lakers

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

2015 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams becomes oldest winner in Open era (33) beating Garbiñe Muguruza 6-4, 6-4

Sports History

2021 Copa América Final, Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro: Argentina beats Brazil, 1-0; Lionel Messi named player of the tournament in his first major international title victory

  • 2021 UEFA European Championship Final, Wembley Stadium, London: Italy wins first Euro title since 1968, 3-2 on penalties over England after scores locked at 1-1 AET

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

2021 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković claims a record equalling 20th Grand Slam title; beats Matteo Berrettini of Italy 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3

  • 2022 UK Olympic gold medalist Sir Mo Farah reveals he was trafficked into the UK as a child, from Djibouti, to work as a domestic servant [1]