On This Day

Events in Sport on July 13

  • 1881 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats defending champion John Hartley 6-0, 6-1, 6-1 for first of his 7 Wimbledon singles titles
  • 1885 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: 5 straight Wimbledon titles for William Renshaw; for second consecutive year he beats Herbert Lawford 7-5, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
  • 1886 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats Herbert Lawford for the 3rd straight year 6-0, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 for his 6th consecutive Wimbledon championship
  • 1895 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats Wilberforce Eaves 4-6, 2-6, 8-6, 6-2, 6-3 for his third Wimbledon singles title
  • 1896 Ed Delahanty becomes 2nd major leaguer to hit 4 HRs in a game as Phillies lose 9-8 to Chicago Colts
  • 1900 Phillies beat Pittsburgh 23-8
  • 1919 Chicago White Sox pitcher Carl Mays walks off mound blaming teammates for lack of support afield
  • 1924 Albin Stenroos wins Olympic marathon (2:41:22.6)

Sports record brokenWorld Record

1926 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000m (8:20.4)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • 1930 1st-ever football World Cup competition begins in Uruguay

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1934 Babe Ruth hits 700th career home run against Detroit

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Sport awardPGA Championship

1941 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Cherry Hills CC: Vic Ghezzi wins his only major title over defending champion Byron Nelson in 38 holes

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson
  • 1941 Eddie Mayo (LA-Pacific Coast League), spits in face of umpire Ray Snyder
  • 1943 11th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Shibe Park, Philadelphia
  • 1948 15th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-2 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis

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1950 Doctors remove 7 bone fragments from Ted Williams' elbow

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams

  • 1954 21st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-9 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve
  • 1960 29th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Yankee Stadium, New York

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

1962 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Troon: Arnold Palmer wins his 2nd consecutive Open, 6 strokes clear of runner-up Kel Nagle of Australia

  • 1963 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Early Wynn, wins his 300th and last MLB game at 43
  • 1963 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: Bob Charles of New Zealand wins his only major championship in a 36-hole playoff, 8 strokes ahead of runner-up Phil Rodgers; becomes first left-hander to win a major title
  • 1965 36th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 at Metropolitan Stadium, Minnesota
  • 1965 All star MVP: Juan Marichal (SF Giant)

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

1968 British Open Men's Golf, Carnoustie: South African Gary Player wins second of his 3 Open titles, 2 strokes clear of Bob Charles and Jack Nicklaus; 5th of Player's 9 major titles

  • 1971 42nd MLB All Star Game, Tiger Stadium, Detroit, MI: AL beats NL, 6-4; MVP: Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles, OF
  • 1972 LA Rams (Irsay) & Baltimore Colts (Rosenbloom) swap owners
  • 1974 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: South African Gary Player wins his 3rd Open Championship, 4 strokes clear of runner-up Peter Oosterhuis of England
  • 1976 47th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Veterans Stadium, Phila
  • 1976 All star MVP: George Foster (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1976 Last day of Test Cricket for English all-rounder Brian Close, aged 45

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1979 Calif's Nolan Ryan and Boston's Steve Renko each lose no-hitters in 9th

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1980 US Open Women's Golf, Richland CC: Amy Alcott scores convincing 9 stroke win over runner-up Hollis Stacy
  • 1982 53rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Olympic Stadium, Montreal
  • 1982 All star MVP: Dave Conception (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1984 Sergei Bubka of USSR pole vaults a record 5.89 m

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1985 NY Yankees retire Roger Maris (9) and Elston Howard (32) uniforms

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris

  • 1988 Red Sox replace manager John McNamara with Joe Morgan
  • 1991 Bob Milacki & 3 other Baltimore Oriole pitchers no-hit A's 2-0
  • 1993 64th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-3 at Camden Yards, Baltimore

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1993 All star MVP: Kirby Puckett (Minnesota Twins)

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett

MurderMurder of Interest

1994 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson (charged with murder) gives hair samples for testing

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson

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1997 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Larry Gilbert wins his lone career major title by 3 strokes from Isao Aoki, Bob Dickson, Jack Kiefer and Dave Stockton

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

1997 US Open Women's Golf, Pumkin Ridge GC: Alison Nicholas of England wins her lone major title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Nancy Lopez

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1999 70th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Fenway Park, Boston
  • 2001 International Olympic Committee votes to award Beijing the 2008 Summer Olympic Games

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2003 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Craig Stadler wins his first of 2 Champions Tour major titles by 3 strokes from Tom Kite, Jim Thorpe and Tom Watson

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • 2004 75th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Minute Maid Park, Houston
  • 2010 81st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Angel Stadium, Anaheim
  • 2012 Financially troubled Scottish football club, Rangers, is voted into the third division
  • 2014 FIFA World Cup Final, Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Mario Götze scores an extra time winner as Germany beats Argentina, 1-0

Sport awardFootball Awards

2014 FIFA World Cup Awards: Lionel Messi (golden ball), James Rodriguez (golden boot) and Manuel Neuer (Golden gloves)

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • 2014 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Oak Tree National: Scotsman Colin Montgomerie wins by 1 stroke after a 3-hole playoff with Gene Sauers
  • 2014 British Open Women's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: American Mo Martin wins her first major title, 1 shot ahead of runners-up Shanshan Feng and Suzann Pettersen
  • 2018 Chelsea FC sacks high profile manager Antonio Conte despite winning 2016-17 EPL and 2018 FA Cup, replaced by ex-Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri
  • 2018 Kevin Anderson of South Africa beats American John Isner 7-6, 6-7, 6-7, 6-4, 26-24 in the longest (6 hours 36 mins) semi final in Wimbledon history

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

2019 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Simona Halep beats Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2 in just 55 minutes; first Romanian to win a Wimbledon singles title

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • 2019 After Atlantic League-MLB partnership rule changes, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs' outfielder Tony Thomas becomes first player in professional baseball history to steal first base in 7-2 win v Lancaster Barnstormers