Events in Sport on July 24

  • 1860 Olympics beat St. George, 25-17 at St. Georges Cricket Grounds, Philadelphia in first baseball game played in enclosed field
  • 1893 For only time in history of US Tennis championships, an event is held off the Eastern seaboard. Men's double championship in Chicago

Sports History

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 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon: Laurence Doherty & Reggie Doherty beat Holcombe Ward & Beals Wright 8-10, 6-2, 6-2, 4-6, 8-6 to give British Isles an unassailable 3-0 lead over US (ends 5-0)
  • 1908 American Johnny Hayes wins London Olympic marathon in Games record 2:55:18.4 after Dorando Pietri of Italy disqualified for receiving assistance before the finish line
  • 1909 Brooklyn Superbas pitcher Nap Rucker strikes out 16 Pittsburgh Pirates in a 1-0 victory at Washington Park, Brooklyn
  • 1921 15th Tour de France won by Leon Scieur of Belgium

World Record

1931 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2 mile (8:59.6)

  • 1946 9 Spokane baseball players (Western League) die in a bus crash
  • 1949 36th Tour de France won by Fausto Coppi of Italy
  • 1949 Indian pitcher Bob Lemon hits 2 HRs to beat Senators, 7-5
  • 1952 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record 5K (14:06.6)
  • 1956 Dodgers lose to the Reds, 2-1, playing in Jersey City's Roosevelt Stadium
  • 1956 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Blue Hill CC: Masters champion Jack Burke Jr. wins his second major championship of the season, 3 & 2 over Ted Kroll

Sports History

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

  • 1958 Test Cricket debuts against NZ for Dexter, Illingworth & Subba Row
  • 1960 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Firestone CC: Jay Hebert wins his only major title by 1 stroke from Australian Jim Ferrier

Baseball Record

1961 Roger Maris hits 4 home runs, in a doubleheader

Sports History

1965 Casey Stengel resigns as manager of NY Mets

  • 1966 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Firestone CC: American Al Geiberger wins his only major title by 4 shots from Dudley Wysong
  • 1967 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Columbine CC: Don January wins his only major title in 18-hole playoff with Don Messengale (69-71)
  • 1967 Race riots in Detroit force postponement of Tigers-Orioles game

Sports History

1968 Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game breaking Cy Young's record for pitching appearances

  • 1970 International Lawn 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 64th Tour de France won by Bernard Thevenet of France

Sports History

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

US Women's Golf Open

1977 US Open Women's Golf, Hazeltine National GC: Hollis Stacy wins wire-to-wire by 2 strokes from Nancy Lopez

Sports History

1978 Billy Martin resigns as Yankee manager after "one is a born liar the other a convicted one" comment about Steinbrenner and Jackson

  • 1978 Pete Rose ties NL hitting streak of 37 games

Sports History

1979 Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th HR

  • 1983 21st Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Germany in Zurich Switzerland (2-1)
  • 1983 70th Tour de France won by Laurent Fignon of France

Sports History

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

  • 1988 75th Tour de France won by Pedro Delgado of Spain
  • 1988 US and Jamaica play scoreless tie, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup

US Women's Golf Open

1988 US Open Women's Golf, Baltimore CC: Liselotte Neumann of Sweden wins her only major title, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Patty Sheehan

Sports History

1992 Faye Vincent reinstates Yankee owner George Steinbrenner (eff 3/1/93)

  • 1993 Met Vince Coleman injures 3 when he throws cherry bomb at Dodger fans
  • 1993 NY Met Anthony Young loses record 27th straight
  • 1994 32nd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
  • 1994 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Frankfurt, Germany: Spain retains title with 3-0 win over US; Arantxa Sánchez Vicario clinches victory with 6-2, 6-1 win over Lindsay Davenport

Sports History

1994 Tour de France: Miguel Induráin of Spain wins 4th consecutive Tour, 5' 39" ahead of Piotr Ugrumov; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov points winner

  • 1994 US Open Women's Golf, Indianwood G & CC: Patty Sheehan wins her second title in 3 years, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Tammie Green; 5th of her 6 major titles

Sports History

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

Golf Tournament

2005 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Aberdeen: Tom Watson wins his second Open Senior title in a playoff with Ireland's Des Smyth

  • 2011 98th Tour de France won by Cadel Evans of Australia; first and only Australian to win the event
  • 2011 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Walton Heath: Russ Cochran wins by 2 shots from fellow American Mark Calcavecchia
  • 2011 Copa América Final, River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires: Diego Forlán scores twice as Uruguay beats Paraguay, 3–0 to earn their 15th title

Sports History

2016 103rd Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain

  • 2016 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Carnoustie: Englishman Paul Broadhurst wins by 2 strokes from American Scott McCarron

World Record

2019 19-year-old Hungarian swimmer Kristóf Milák breaks Michael Phelps' 10 year old 200m butterfly world record at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea; swims 1:50.73, 0.78s faster than Phelps

  • 2022 109th Tour de France: Jonas Vingegaard from Denmark wins overall & mountains sections; Team Jumbo–Visma claims treble with Belgian rider Wout van Aert taking the points section
  • 2022 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Gleneagles: Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland finishes at -10 to beat Irishman Pádraig Harrington by 1 stroke
  • 2022 Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: Brooke Henderson of Canada edges American rookie Sophia Schubert by 1 stroke for her second major title