Events in Sport on July 2

  • 1902 John J McGraw becomes manager of NY Giants (stays for 30 years)

Sport awardTennis Open

1902 19th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Muriel Robb beats Charlotte Cooper (7-5 6-1)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1902 26th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats A Gore (6-4 6-3 3-6 6-0)
  • 1903 Pitcher Jack Doscher, 1 son of a major leaguer debuts with Cubs
  • 1907 21st U.S. Women's National Championship: Evelyn Sears beats Carrie Neely (6-3, 6-2)
  • 1921 41st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden beats Brian Norton (4-6 2-6 6-1 6-0 7-5)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1921 Jack Dempsey KOs George S Carpentier in 4 for heavyweight boxing title 1st million dollar gate ($1.7m) boxing match (Dempsey KOs Carpentier)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • 1927 40th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Lilí Álvarez (6-2 6-4)
  • 1932 52nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Ellsworth Vines beats H Austin (6-4 6-2 6-0)
  • 1935 Great Britain boxing team beat US team in 1st international Golden Gloves
  • 1937 57th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Don Budge beats G von Cramm (6-3 6-4 6-2)
  • 1937 50th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothy Little beats J Jędrzejowska (6-2 2-6 7-5)
  • 1938 51st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-4 6-0)
  • 1943 Indians score 12 runs in 4th inning & beat Yankees 12-0
  • 1948 62nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Falkenburg beats Bromwich (7-5 0-6 6-2 3-6 7-5)
  • 1948 77th British Golf Open: Henry Cotton shoots a 284 at Muirfield
  • 1949 "Red Barber's Clubhouse" sports show premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
  • 1949 56th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: L Brough beats M duPont (10-8 1-6 10-8)

Sport awardTennis Open

1954 68th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jaroslav Drobný beats Ken Rosewall (13-11 4-6 6-2 9-7)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • 1955 10th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Fay Crocker
  • 1955 62nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats B Fleitz (7-5 8-6)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963 Giant Willie Mays' HR in 16th inning gives them a 1-0 win over Braves

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1963 Juan Marichal (Giants) beats Warren Spahn (Braves), 1-0 in 16 innings

Sport awardTennis Open

1965 79th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (62 64 64)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson

Sport awardTennis Open

1966 73rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis Singles: Billie Jean King (Miss Moffat) beats Maria Bueno (6-3 3-6 6-1)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • 1967 22nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Catherine Lacoste
  • 1970 NY Yankees Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for 3rd time in 28 days
  • 1971 78th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats Margaret Smith (64 61)
  • 1972 27th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning
  • 1972 Bob Seagren pole vaults world record 5.63m

Sport awardTennis Open

1976 83rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Evonne Goolagong (63 46 86)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sport awardTennis Open

1977 91st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Connors (36 62 61 57 64)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 1978 Pitcher Ron Guidry sets Yankee record of 13-0 start

Sport awardTennis Open

1983 90th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats A Jaeger (60 63)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 After 14 wins, Roger Clemens suffer his 1st loss of year

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

Sport awardTennis Open

1988 95th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Navratilova (5-7 6-2 6-1)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1989 10th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Orville Moody
  • 1989 17th du Maurier Golf Classic: Tammie Green
  • 1993 NY Met Anthony Young loses a record 25th straight game (goes to 27)
  • 1994 101st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Conchita Martínez beats Martina Navratilova (64 36 63)
  • 1995 16th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Tom Weiskopf
  • 1995 Michelle McGann wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic
  • 2000 UEFA European Championship: France defeat Italy 2-1 in Rotterdam
  • 2005 South African tennis player Wesley Moodie and Australian Stephen Huss win the Wimbledon Men's double title
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup: Ghana's Black Stars, the only African team standing in the Quarter Finals of the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa, are defeated by Uruguay

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 Jeff Horn defeats Manny Pacquiao in WBO welterweight world title fight in Brisbane, Australia