Events in Sport on July 2

  • 1902 John McGraw becomes manager of MLB New York Giants, 30 year tenure (1902-32)

Sport awardTennis Open

1902 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Muriel Robb wins her only major title with a 7-5, 6-1 defeat of fellow Briton Charlotte Cooper

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1902 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty wins his first title beating Arthur Gore 6-4, 6-3, 3-6, 6-0
  • 1903 National League MLB batting champion Ed Delahanty, disappears after being removed from a train by force, found dead at bottom of Niagara Falls 2 weeks later
  • 1903 Pitcher Jack Doscher, debuts for the Chicago Cubs, the first son of a major leaguer to play MLB, father Herm 1882-92
  • 1907 US National Women's Tennis Championship: Evelyn Sears beats fellow American Carrie Neely 6-3, 6-2 for her only major singles title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1911 Detroit Tigers legend Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game in 14-6 rout of Cleveland. Streak ends next game

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1921 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden beats South African Brian Norton 4-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0, 7-5 for the third of 10 Grand Slam singles titles

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1921 Jack Dempsey KOs French boxer Georges Carpentier in 4 in 3rd heavyweight title defence, crowd of 91,000 brings in 1st million dollar gate ($1.7m)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

Sport awardTennis Open

1927 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Spaniard Lilí Álvarez 6-2, 6-4 for her first of 8 Wimbledon titles

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • 1927 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-French final Henri Cochet beats Jean Borotra 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5
  • 1930 Carl Reynolds becomes only the 2nd player in MLB history to hit home runs in 3 consecutive innings in 15-4 White Sox victory at Yankee Stadium
  • 1932 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats fellow American Helen Jacobs 6-3, 6-1 for her 5th of 8 titles
  • 1932 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Ellsworth Vines beats hometown favourite Bunny Austin 6-4, 6-2, 6-0 for his only Wimbledon title
  • 1932 American golfer Walter Hagan wins his 5th and last Western Open in Cleveland, 16 years after he won his first
  • 1933 NY Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell works 18 innings of shutout ball without a walk to beat St Louis Cardinals 1-0
  • 1935 Great Britain amateur boxing team beats United States in the first International Golden Gloves tournament
  • 1937 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Don Budge beats Germany's Gottfried von Cramm 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 for first of back-to-back titles
  • 1937 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothy Round of England beats Poland's Jadwiga Jędrzejowska 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 for her second Wimbledon title

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1941 Joe DiMaggio hits a 3-run homer off Boston's Dick Newsome to pass Willie Keeler's MLB record 44 game hitting streak

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1948 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Bob Falkenburg beats John Bromwich of Australia 7-5, 0-6, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 for his only Grand Slam singles title
  • 1948 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats fellow American Doris Hart 6-3, 8-6 for the first of 3-straight Wimbledon singles titles
  • 1948 British Open Golf, Muirfield: England's Henry Cotton wins by 5 from Irishman Fred Daly for his third Open victory
  • 1949 "Red Barber's Clubhouse" sports show premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
  • 1950 Cleveland Indians' pitcher Bob Feller wins his 200th MLB game, 5-3 v Detroit Tigers
  • 1951 Bill Veeck buys St Louis Browns from Bill & Charlie DeWitt; after 1953 season sells franchise to Clarence Miles, team moves to Baltimore (Orioles)
  • 1951 Worcestershire cricket wicketkeeper Hugo Yarnold makes a record 6 stumpings in an innings in a 1st-class match vs Scotland at Dundee

Sport awardTennis Open

1954 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Czech Jaroslav Drobný beats Ken Rosewall of Australia 13-11, 4-6, 6-2, 9-7 for his only Wimbledon singles title

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • 1954 England cricket batsman Denis Compton scores career best 278 in 287 mins in 2nd Test win over Pakistan at Nottingham
  • 1954 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly wins her 3rd consecutive Wimbledon singles title beating fellow American Louise Brough 6-2, 7-5

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1955 US Open Women's Golf, Wichita GC: Uruguayan Fay Crocker beats Louise Suggs & Mary Lena Faulk by 4 to become the tournament's first overseas winner

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1961 Amidst 5 NY Yankee homers v Washington, Roger Maris hits 29th and 30th en route to 61 for the season

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1963 Giants legend Willie Mays breaks up classic Juan Marichal vs Warren Spahn pitching dual, homering in 16th inning off Spahn for 1-0 win vs Braves

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Sport awardTennis Open

1965 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson scores second consecutive title win over fellow Australian Fred Stolle 6-2, 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson

Sport awardTennis Open

1965 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Australian Margaret Smith beats Maria Bueno of Brazil 6-4, 7-5, her second of 3 Wimbledon singles titles

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • 1966 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Spaniard Manuel Santana wins last of 4 major titles beating American Dennis Ralston 6-4, 11-9, 6-4

Sport awardTennis Open

1966 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Billie Jean King beats Maria Bueno of Brazil 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 for the first of her 12 Grand Slam singles titles

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • 1966 West Indian cricket batsman Basil Butcher scores career best 209 not out to guide tourists to a 139-run 3rd Test win over England at Trent Bridge
  • 1967 US Open Women's Golf, The Homestead: Catherine Lacoste wins by 2 strokes from Susie Maxwell & Beth Stone (youngest [22], 1st amateur winner)
  • 1969 Ireland cricketers dismiss West Indies for just 25 (Dougie Goodwin 5 for 6, Alec O'Riordan 4 for 18) to set up a huge upset in Londonderry
  • 1970 NY Yankees infielder Horace Clarke breaks up a potential no-hitter in the 9th inning for 3rd time in 28 days
  • 1971 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Evonne Goolagong beats Margaret Court 6-4, 6-1 for the first of 2 Wimbledon singles titles
  • 1972 US Open Women's Golf, Winged Foot GC: American Susie Maxwell Berning wins by 1 from Judy Rankin, Kathy Ahern & Pam Barnett
  • 1972 American pole vaulter Bob Seagren breaks world record for the 4th and final time with 5.63m in Eugene, Oregon

Sport awardTennis Open

1976 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Chris Evert beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley of Australia 6-3, 4-6, 8-6 for second of 3 Wimbledon singles titles

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1977 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Sweden's Björn Borg beats American Jimmy Connors 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 for the second of 5 consecutive Wimbledon singles titles
  • 1978 MLB pitcher Ron Guidry beats Detroit 3-2 for a NY Yankee record 13-0 start to the season

Sport awardTennis Open

1983 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Andrea Jaeger 6-0, 6-3 for the 4th of 9 Wimbledon singles titles

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1986 Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens (14-0) suffers his 1st loss (4-2 v Toronto), one win short of AL record for consecutive wins to start season

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 1987 KC Royals outfielder Jim Eisenreich hits 1st HR since 1982, in MLB comeback process, retired 1984 (Tourette syndrome)

Sport awardTennis Open

1988 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Germany's Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 for the third leg of her Golden Slam

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1989 US Open Senior Golf, Laurel Valley GC: Orville Moody wins by 2 from Frank Beard, 20 years after his US Open triumph in 1969

Sport awardGolf Major

1989 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Tammie Green wins her only LPGA major title with a 1 shot victory over fellow Americans Pat Bradley & Betsy King

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1989 American jockey Steve Cauthen wins Irish Derby on Old Vic to become the first rider in history to sweep the world's 4 major Derbies (Kentucky, Epsom, French, Irish)
  • 1993 Royals Stadium is renamed Kauffman Stadium shortly before the death of Kansas City Royals owner Ewing Kauffman
  • 1994 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Conchita Martínez of Spain upsets Martina Navratilova 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 for her only Grand Slam title
  • 1994 Middlesex cricket seam bowler Richard Johnson takes all 10 Derbyshire wickets for 45 runs at the County Ground in Derby

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1995 US Open Senior Golf, Congressional GC: Tom Weiskopf wins by 4 strokes from Jack Nicklaus for his only Senior Tour major victory

  • 1995 LA Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo is first Japanese player to be selected for a MLB All Star game when he is named in the NL squad
  • 2000 UEFA European Championship Final: David Trezeguet scores in extra time to give France a 2-1 win over Italy in Rotterdam

Sport awardTennis Open

2005 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats fellow American Lindsay Davenport 4-6, 7-6, 9-7 for the 3rd of her 5 Wimbledon singles titles

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006 Michael Schumacher wins US F1 Grand Prix for the 5th time, 1st driver in any series to win 5 races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher

Sports record brokenWorld Record

2006 Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya (152) and Upul Tharanga (109) compile world record cricket ODI opening stand of 286 vs England at Headingley

  • 2008 A settlement was reached allowing former NBA franchise the Seattle SuperSonics to move to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup: Ghana, only African team remaining in last 8, are beaten 4-2 on penalties by Uruguay; Netherlands upset Brazil 2-1

Sport awardTennis Open

2011 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Czech left hander Petra Kvitová wins her first Grand Slam title beating Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-4

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • 2011 American twin brothers Bob & Mike Bryan earn their record equalling 11th Grand Slam doubles title with a straight sets win over Robert Lindstedt & Horia Tecău at Wimbledon
  • 2013 Reds pitcher Homer Bailey no-hits SF Giants 3-0 in Cincinnati, his second no-hitter in 10 months

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 Home town underdog Jeff Horn upsets Manny Pacquiao of the Phillipines on points in a highly controversial WBO welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia