On This Day

Events in Sport on July 25

  • 1900 Gloucestershire captain Gilbert Jessop hits his second century (139 in 95 minutes) before lunch in same County Cricket match (104 previous day); Yorkshire wins by 40 runs

Boxing Title Fight

1902 3 years after winning the title from English boxer Bob Fitzsimmons, American champion James J. Jeffries repeats the dose with an 8th round KO in San Francisco for the heavyweight crown

  • 1913 Pittsburgh Pirates future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Max Carey scores 5 runs without a hit, reaching first base on an error and 4 walks, as the Bucs beat Philadelphia Phillies, 12-2

Sports History

1914 Last day of club cricket for English legend W. G. Grace at age 66: makes unbeaten 69 runs for Eltham against Grove Park

  • 1937 31st Tour de France won by Roger Lapebie of France
  • 1939 New York Yankees starting pitcher Atley Donald sets American League rookie record for consecutive wins; beats St. Louis Browns 5-1 for his 12th straight victory
  • 1940 American John Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hours, 46 minutes from St. Louis to Caruthersville, Missouri in the Mississippi River; 292 miles, longest solo swim of all time
  • 1941 41-year-old Lefty Grove wins his 300th and final MLB career game as the Boston Red Sox defeat Cleveland Indians, 10-6 at Fenway Park
  • 1948 35th Tour de France: Italian cyclist Gino Bartali wins both general and mountain classifications for the second time (1938)

Sports History

1949 St Louis Cardinal Stan Musial hits for the cycle beating Bkln 14-1

  • 1957 Peter Loader takes a cricket hat-trick for England v WI at Headingley

Baseball Record

1961 Roger Maris hits home runs 37, 38, 39 & 40 in a doubleheader

  • 1964 Australian cricket captain and opening batsman Bob Simpson hits 311 v England in the drawn 4th Test in Manchester

Hall of Fame

1966 Yankee manager Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame

Sports History

1972 43rd MLB All Star Game, Atlanta Stadium, Atlanta, GA: NL beats AL, 4-3; MVP: Joe Morgan, Cincinnati Reds, 2B

Sports History

1978 Robert Granville "Bob" Lemon replaces Billy Martin as Yankee manager

Baseball Record

1978 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose sets NL record hitting in 38 consecutive games

  • 1981 Anti-apartheid protesters in Hamilton, New Zealand, force the cancellation of a rugby test between New Zealand's All Blacks and South Africa’s Springboks by invading the pitch during the game
  • 1982 20th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA (3-0)

US Women's Golf Open

1982 US Open Women's Golf, Del Paso CC: Janet Anderson shoots final round 68 (−4) to claim her only LPGA Tour win, 6 strokes ahead of Beth Daniel, Donna White, JoAnne Carner and Sandra Haynie

  • 1982 69th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
  • 1983 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Hazeltine National GC: Billy Casper wins with birdie on first extra hole after an 18-hole playoff with Rod Funseth

Sports History

1990 KC Royal George Brett hits for the cycle

Sports History

1990 Roseanne Barr sings the National Anthem at Cincinnati Reds-San Diego Padres MLB game

  • 1991 Seattle Jay Buhner hits a 479' HR in Yankee Stadium
  • 1991 Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long treated for an apparent suicide attempt after he learned he tested positive for steroid use
  • 1992 25th Olympic Games open in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1993 31st Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats Australia in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
  • 1993 US Open Women's Golf, Crooked Stick GC: Lauri Merten fires a final round 68 (−4) to win her lone major title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Donna Andrews and Helen Alfredsson

Sports History

1993 Tour de France: Spaniard Miguel Induráin makes it 3 straight Tour titles; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov points winner

Federation Cup

1993 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Frankfurt, Germany: Spain wins 2nd title with 3-0 win over Australia; Arantxa Sánchez Vicario clinches victory with 6-2, 6-3 win against Nicole Provis

  • 1997 QB Brett Favre, re-signs with Green Bay Packers for $50M for 7 yrs

Sports History

1999 86th Tour de France: Lance Armstrong wins 1st of 7 consecutive Tour de France titles but is later disqualified for drug cheating

  • 1999 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Portrush GC: Irishman Christy O'Connor Jr wins by 3 strokes from John Bland of South Africa
  • 2004 91st Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)

Sports History

2004 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Portrush: Pete Oakley wins by 1 stroke from fellow American Tom Kite and Eduardo Romero of Argentina

  • 2004 Copa América Final, Estadio Nacional, Lima: Brazil beats Argentina, 4-2 on penalties; 2-2 after extra time
  • 2010 97th Tour de France won by Andy Schleck of Luxembourg

Golf Tournament

2010 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Carnoustie: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins by 1 stroke from American Corey Pavin

  • 2012 The 2012 Summer Olympics begin (Opening ceremony 27th)
  • 2015 UCI BMX Supercross series: Niek Kimmann & Stefany Hernandez win the world title
  • 2016 England fast bowler Jimmy Anderson becomes first quick to take 50 wickets against all other 7 major Test cricket-playing nations during 2nd Test against Pakistan in Manchester

Election of Interest

2018 Party of former cricketer Imran Khan, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), wins the most votes but not a majority in Pakistan's Pakistan general election, which are marred by violence and a bomb that kills 31 people

  • 2021 USA's men's basketball team see their 25-game Olympic winning streak end; beaten 83-76 by France in first round match in Tokyo
  • 2021 Australia wins women's 4 x 100m relay for third straight Olympics as Bronte Campbell, Meg Harris, Emma McKeon, Cate Campbell set new WR 3:29.69 in Tokyo
  • 2021 Japanese judokas Uta Abe (women's 52kg) and brother Hifumi (men's 66kg) make history as first siblings to win Olympic gold medals in different events on same day at the Tokyo Games
  • 2021 Japanese skateboarder Yuto Horigome wins the sport's inaugural Olympic gold medal in the men's street section at the Tokyo Games
  • 2021 Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: Australian Minjee Lee recovers from 7 shots behind to beat South Korea’s Lee6 Jeongeun in a play-off for her first major title
  • 2021 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Sunningdale: Welshman Stephen Dodd wins his first major title with a 1 stroke victory over Miguel Ángel Jiménez of Spain