Events in Sport on July 17

  • 1882 6th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats E Renshaw (6-1 2-6 4-6 6-2 6-2)
  • 1885 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats Herbert Lawford 7-5, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
  • 1886 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats Herbert Lawford 6-0, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
  • 1893 Arthur Shrewsbury is 1st to score 1,000 runs in Test Cricket
  • 1902 Orioles forfeit to St Louis having only 5 players available to play they then forfeit their franchise back to the AL
  • 1914 Giants outfielder Red Murray is knocked unconscious by lightning after catching a flyball, ending 21 inning game, Giants win 3-1
  • 1918 Longest errorless game, Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 21 innings

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1922 Ty Cobb gets 5 hits in a game for record 4th time in a year

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1924 St Louis Card Jesse Haines no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
  • 1927 21st Tour de France won by Nicolas Frantz of Luxembourg

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1934 Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1939 22nd PGA Championship: Henry Picard at Pomonok CC Flushing NY

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1941 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak ends in Cleveland

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1954 1st major league game where majority of team is black (Dodgers)

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1955 1st LPGA Championship, Orchard Ridge CC: Beverly Hanson wins by 3 shots from Louise Suggs

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1960 47th Tour de France won by Gastone Nencini of Italy

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1961 Roger Maris loses a HR (of his 61) due to a rain-out in 5th

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 1963 Telstar soccer team forms in Ijmuiden

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1963 Dave DeBusschere hits a single off Bennie Daniels, his 1st and only MLB hit

NBA Forward and MLB Player Dave DeBusschere
NBA Forward and MLB Player
Dave DeBusschere
  • 1974 Bob Gibson becomes 2nd pitcher to strike-out 3,000 (Cesar Geronimo)
  • 1976 21st modern Olympic games opens in Montreal: 25 African teams (later rising to 33 nations) boycott the games due to New Zealand playing rugby in apartheid South Africa

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1978 NY Yankee manager Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson fight in dug out after Jackson refuses to bunt, causing Martin to suspend him

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1979 50th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-6 at Kingdome, Seattle
  • 1979 All star MVP: Dave Parker (Pittsburgh Pirates)

Sport awardGolf Major

1983 112th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 275 at Royal Birkdale

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • 1988 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1990 NY Yankee Deion Sanders hits an inside park homer

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • 1990 Minnesota Twins become 1st team to turn 2 triple plays in a game but lose to Boston Red Sox 1-0
  • 1993 Graeme Obree bicycles world record time, 51,596 km

Sport awardGolf Major

1994 British Open Golf, Turnberry: Nick Price of Zimbabwe wins by 1 stroke from Jesper Parnevik of Sweden

Golfer Nick Price
Golfer
Nick Price
  • 1994 FIFA World Cup Final: 0-0 a.e.t. but Brazil beats Italy 3-2 on penalties at the RoseBowl in Pasadena, California

Sport awardGolf Major

2005 British Open Golf, St. Andrews: Tiger Woods wins his 10th major wire-to-wire by 5 shots from Colin Montgomerie

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 2005 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Glen Arbour GC: South Korean Meena Lee wins by 1 from Australian Katherine Hull
  • 2011 140th British Golf Open: Darren Clarke shoots a 275 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup Final: 2-2 a.e.t. but Japan beats US 3-1 on penalties in Frankfurt, Germany

Sport awardSports Awards

2013 21st ESPY Awards: LeBron James, Serena Williams win

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

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2016 British Open Golf, Royal Troon GC: Sweden's Henrik Stenson shoots a record 264 to win by 3 from Phil Mickelson

  • 2018 Bloomberg estimates NFL made $14 billion in revenue in 2017, distributing a record $8.1 billion to the league's 32 teams, $255m each
  • 2018 Australian basketball center Liz Cambage scores 53 points as the Dallas Wings beat the NY Liberty 104-87 to set new WNBA single game scoring record
  • 2018 89th MLB All Star Game, Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.: AL beats NL 8-6, the teams combining for a record 10 home runs accounting for 13 of the 14 total runs