Events in Sport on July 12

  • 1817 Karl Drais von Sauerbronn demonstrates bicycle course

Sports History

1901 Cy Young wins his 300th game

Baseball Record

1921 Babe Ruth sets record of 137 career home runs

  • 1921 Indians (9) & Yankees (7) combine for an AL record 16 doubles

World Record

1926 Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:26.2)

  • 1927 Yankees slugger Babe Ruth half way to his MLB record of 60 home runs; smacks #30 of Joe Shaute in 9th inning in New York's 7-0 win over Cleveland Indians at Dunn Field
  • 1928 1st televised tennis match

Sports History

1930 Australian cricket master batsman Don Bradman is out for 334 in drawn 3rd Test vs England at Headingley, Leeds; innings 383 minutes, 46 x 4's

US Golf Open

1930 US Open Men's Golf, Interlachen CC: Defending champion Bobby Jones wins record-tying 4th US Open title by 2 strokes from Macdonald Smith; third consecutive major title

  • 1931 45,715 fans in 35,000 seat Sportsman Park St Louis, help cause many ground ruled doubles, 11 in 1st game & 21 in 2nd game for 32
  • 1932 Hedley Verity establishes a first-class cricket record by taking all ten wickets for only ten runs against Nottinghamshire on a pitch affected by a storm
  • 1934 Willy de Supervise swims world record 400m (5:16.0)
  • 1945 Chicago Cubs beat Boston, 6-1 to halt Braves outfielder Tommy Holmes' modern-day record NL hitting streak at 37 games
  • 1946 Vance Dinges hits only Phillie pinch hit inside-the-park HR
  • 1949 16th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-7 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
  • 1949 Baseball owners agree to erect warning paths before each fence
  • 1949 LA Rams sign Norm Van Brocklin
  • 1950 ILTF re-admit Germany and Japan in Davis Cup, Poland & Hungary withdraws
  • 1951 NY Yankees pitcher Allie Reynolds throws no-hitter in Cleveland against the Indians, his former team, in a 1-0 win
  • 1954 Major League Baseball Players Association founded
  • 1955 22nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 in 12 at County Stad, Milw
  • 1959 NBC uses cameras to show catchers signals during Yankee-Red Sox game

US Women's Golf Open

1964 US Open Women's Golf, San Diego CC: Mickey Wright wins her 4th Open in a playoff with Ruth Jessen

  • 1966 37th All-Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 10 inninngs, at Busch Memorial Stadium, St Louis

Sports History

1966 Baltimore Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson voted MLB All Star game MVP

  • 1969 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: Tony Jacklin wins the first of his 2 major titles, 2 strokes ahead of Bob Charles of New Zealand; first Briton to win The Open since 1951

British Golf Open

1970 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Jack Nicklaus beats Doug Sanders by 1 stroke in event's first 18-hole playoff to win the 2nd of his 3 Open Championships

British Golf Open

1975 British Open Men's Golf, Carnoustie: American Tom Watson wins 18-hole playoff by 1 stroke over Jack Newton of Australia; first of 8 major titles; first of 5 Open Championships

Down With Disco!

1979 "Disco Demolition Night" at Comiskey Park: fans go wild destroying disco records and cause the White Sox to forfeit second game of a doubleheader to the Detroit Tigers

Sports History

1981 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Arnold Palmer comfortably wins 18-hole playoff against Billy Casper and Bob Stone

  • 1987 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Islesmere GC: Jody Rosenthal wins by 2 from Ayako Okamoto of Japan
  • 1987 Phillies Kent Tekulve pitches his 900th game in relief

US Senior Golf Open

1987 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Brooklawn CC: South African Gary Player wins by a record 6 strokes ahead of Doug Sanders

  • 1988 59th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
  • 1988 All star MVP: Terry Steinbach (Oakland A's)
  • 1988 Margo Adams alleges Red Sox Wade Bogg's had an affair with her

Sports History

1989 NY Yankee pitching great Ron Guidry retires (170-91 .651, 3.29 ERA)

  • 1990 Chicago White Sox Melido Perez no-hits Yankees 8-0 in a rain shortened 6 inning game at Yankee Stadium (7th no-hitter of 1990)
  • 1992 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Saucon Valley CC: Larry Laoretti wins by 4 strokes ahead of Jim Colbert for his lone professional victory
  • 1994 65th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-8 at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh
  • 1994 All star MVP: Fred McGriff (Atlanta Braves)

Sports History

1996 Kirby Puckett, MLB centerfielder, retires after 12 seasons from Minnesota Twins, due to loss of vision in one eye

Contract of Interest

1996 Michael Jordan signs a NBA contract with the Chicago Bulls, for 1 year for $30.1 million

  • 1997 Cubs play in their 5,000th consecutive game without being no-hit
  • 1997 Pittsburgh Pirates duo Francisco Cordova & Ricardo Rincon no-hit Houston Astros, 3-0 in 10 innings at Three Rivers Stadium

FIFA World Cup

1998 FIFA World Cup Final, Stade de France, Saint-Denis: Zinedine Zidane scores twice as France wins first World Cup beating Brazil, 3-0

  • 1998 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Gil Morgan wins his 3rd Champions Tour major title by 3 strokes from Hale Irwin
  • 2005 76th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-5 at Comerica Park, Detroit
  • 2009 US Open Women's Golf, Saucon Valley CC: Eun-Hee Ji of South Korea wins her lone major title, 1 stroke ahead of American runner-up Candie Kung
  • 2011 82nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-1 at Chase Field, Phoenix
  • 2015 US Open Women's Golf, Lancaster CC: Chun In-gee of South Korea wins her first major title by 1 stroke from compatriot Amy Yang

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

2015 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković successfully defends his title for 3rd Wimbledon crown; beats Roger Federer 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3