Events in Sport on July 13

  • 1881 5th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats J Hartley (6-0 6-1 6-1)
  • 1889 6th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley beats Lena Rice (4-6 8-6 6-4)
  • 1889 13th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats E Renshaw (6-4 6-1 3-6 6-0)
  • 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)
  • 1930 1st-ever football (soccer) 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
  • 1941 24th PGA Championship: Vic Ghezzi at Cherry Hills CC Denver
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Sport awardGolf Major

1958 13th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1958 87th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 278 at Royal Lytham
  • 1958 Patty Berg wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
  • 1960 29th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Yankee Stadium, New York

Sport awardGolf Major

1962 91st British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 276 at Royal Troon

  • 1963 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Early Wynn, wins his 300th and last MLB game at 43
  • 1963 92nd British Golf Open: Bob Charles shoots a 277 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
  • 1965 36th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 at Metropolitan Stadium, Minnesota
  • 1965 All star MVP: Juan Marichal (SF Giant)

Sport awardGolf Major

1968 97th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 289 at Carnoustie Scotland

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • 1969 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Ladies' Supertest Golf Open
  • 1971 42nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-4 at Tiger Stadium, Detroit
  • 1971 All star MVP: Frank Robinson (Baltimore Orioles)
  • 1972 LA Rams (Irsay) & Baltimore Colts (Rosenbloom) swap owners
  • 1974 103rd British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 282 at Royal Lytham
  • 1975 Carol Mann wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 35th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott
  • 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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 All star MVP: Kirby Puckett (Minnesota Twins)

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett

MurderMurder of Interest

1994 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
  • 1997 15th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Larry Gilbert
  • 1997 52nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Alison Nicholas
  • 1997 David Toms wins Quad City Golf Classic at 265
  • 1999 70th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Fenway Park, Boston

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2003 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Point Grey CC: Beth Daniel wins by 1 from Julie Inkster

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 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
  • 2014 FIFA World Cup Final: Mario Götze scores an extra time winner as Germany beats Argentina 1-0 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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
  • 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