Events in Sport on July 24

  • 1893 For only time in history of US Tennis championships, an event is held off the Eastern seaboard. Men's double championship in Chicago
  • 1902 Victor Trumper scores a century for Australia before lunch 4th Test Cricket v England
  • 1904 2nd Tour de France won by Henri Cornet of France
  • 1905 5th Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Wimbledon (5-0)
  • 1908 John Hayes wins 4th olympics marathon (2:55:18.4 world record)
  • 1909 Bkln Dodger Nap Rucker strikes out 16 Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 1921 15th Tour de France won by Leon Scieur of Belgium
  • 1941 Red Sox Lefty Grove, 41, wins his 300th game
  • 1946 9 Spokane baseball players (Western League) die in a bus crash
  • 1949 Indian pitcher Bob Lemon hits 2 HRs to beat Senators, 7-5
  • 1949 36th Tour de France won by Fausto Coppi of Italy
  • 1952 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record 5K (14:06.6)
  • 1955 Betty Jameson/Mary Faulk wins Virg Hot Springs 4-Ball Golf Tournament
  • 1956 Dodgers lose to the Reds, 2-1, playing in Jersey City's Roosevelt Stadium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1958 Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at Boston fans again

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1958 Test Cricket debuts against NZ for Dexter, Illingworth & Subba Row
  • 1960 42nd PGA Championship: Jay Hebert shoots a 281 at Firestone CC Akron

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1961 Roger Maris hits 4 home runs, in a doubleheader

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 1965 Casey Stengel resigns as manager of NY Mets
  • 1966 48th PGA Championship: Al Geiberger shoots a 280 at Firestone CC Akron
  • 1966 Gloria Ehret/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Yankee Women's Golf Open
  • 1967 49th PGA Championship: Don January shoots a 281 at Columbine CC Colo
  • 1967 Race riots in Detroit force postponement of Tigers-Orioles game
  • 1968 Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game
  • 1970 International Law Tennis Association institutes 9 point tie break rule
  • 1973 44th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Royals Stadium, Kansas City
  • 1973 All star MVP: Bobby Bonds (SF Giants)
  • 1977 32nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977 Pete Rose passes Frankie Frisch as switch-hit leader with 2,881

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1977 64th Tour de France won by Bernard Thevenet of France
  • 1978 Pete Rose ties NL hitting streak of 37 games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979 Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th HR

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1983 21st Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Germany in Zurich Switzerland (2-1)
  • 1983 Lauren Howe wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983 Pine Tar Game: George Brett's HR disallowed against Yanks (overturned)

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1983 70th Tour de France won by Laurent Fignon of France
  • 1988 43rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Liselotte Neumann
  • 1988 US & Jamaica play scoreless tie, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • 1988 75th Tour de France won by Pedro Delgado of Spain
  • 1993 NY Met Anthony Young loses record 27th straight
  • 1994 32nd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)

Sport awardGolf Major

1994 49th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1994 81st Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2005 92nd Tour de France: no winner; Lance Armstrong retires after winning a record seventh consecutive victory but disqualified in 2012 for doping

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong
  • 2011 98th Tour de France won by Cadel Evans of Australia
  • 2016 103rd Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain