On This Day

Events in Sport on July 28

  • 1906 Yankees turn triple-play, beat Cleveland 6-4
  • 1912 10th Tour de France won by Odile Defraye of Belgium
  • 1928 IX Summer Olympic Games open in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1929 Chicago Cardinals become 1st NFL team to train out of state (Michigan)
  • 1929 24th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2)
  • 1929 23rd Tour de France won by Maurice De Waele of Belgium
  • 1929 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Paris, France: Home team wins 3 straight titles as Henri Cochet beats American George Lott 6-1, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3 for a 3-2 victory
  • 1931 White Sox score 11 in 8th to beat Yankees 14-12
  • 1933 NFL divides into (2) 5 team divisions
  • 1935 29th Tour de France won by Romain Maes of Belgium
  • 1936 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon: 4 straight titles for GB as Fred Perry beats Australian Jack Crawford 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 for a 3-2 victory

Sports History

1938 Don Bradman scores 202 Australia v Somerset, 225 mins, 32 fours

  • 1940 Yankee Charlie Keller hits 3 HRs to beat White Sox 10-9
  • 1956 43rd Tour de France won by Roger Walkowiak of France
  • 1957 White Sox' James Landis struck out 5 times in a game
  • 1972 39th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Dallas 20, All Stars 7 (54,162)
  • 1976 White Sox John Odom (5 inn) & Francisco Barrios (4 inn) no-hits A's

Sports History

1977 Legendary England cricket all-rounder Ian Botham on debut takes 5 for 74 in the Australian 1st innings in a 7 wicket 3rd Test win at Trent Bridge

  • 1978 At Old Timer's Game it's announced Martin will again manage Yankees
  • 1979 Dave Kingman becomes 6th to have a 2nd 3 HR game
  • 1984 23rd modern Olympic Games open in Los Angeles

Golf Major

1985 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Pat Bradley wins by 1 from Jane Geddes

  • 1985 Lou Brock, Enos Slaughter, A Vaughan, & Hoyt Wilhelm inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

US Women's Golf Open

1987 US Open Women's Golf, Plainfield CC: England's Laura Davies won the first of her 4 major titles in an 18-hole Tuesday playoff over runners-up Ayako Okamoto and JoAnne Carner

Sports History

1987 Ángel Cordero Jr.becomes 4th jockey to win 6,000 races

  • 1989 Braves Dale Murphy, hits 2 3-run HRs in an inning, 14th man to hit 2 HRs in an inning. Also ties record of 6 RBIs in an inning
  • 1989 Cards' Vince Coleman is caught stealing ends record streak at 50

US Senior Golf Open

1991 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Jack Nicklaus matches course record of 65 to beat Chi Chi Rodriguez by 4 strokes in an 18-hole Monday playoff

  • 1991 29th Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Nottingham England (2-1)
  • 1991 Buffalo Bills beat Philadelphia Eagles, 17-13 in American Bowl in Wembley

Baseball Record

1991 Dennis Martínez pitches the 13th perfect game in baseball history

Sports History

1991 Tour de France: Spanish rider Miguel Induráin beats Gianni Bugno of Italy by 3' 36" for 1st of 5 consecutive Tour wins; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov points winner

Federation Cup

1991 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Nottingham, England: Spain wins first title with 2-1 victory over US; Conchita Martínez & Arantxa Sánchez Vicario clinch final 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 against Gigi Fernández & Zina Garrison-Jackson

  • 1992 Groundbreaking of Fla Marlins 7,500 seat spring training stadium

Baseball Record

1993 Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. is 3rd to hit HRs in 8 straight games

  • 1994 Baseball players decide to strike on Aug 12, 1994
  • 1994 Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers throws the only perfect game in franchise history, against the California Angels

Sports History

1996 NY Yankee Darryl Strawberry hits his 300th HR

  • 1996 Americans Karch Kiraly & Kent Steffes win inaugural beach volleyball gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics; Kiraly first to win gold in both indoor and beach events
  • 1996 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Portrush GC: Defending champion Brian Barnes of Scotland wins by 3 strokes from Bob Charles and David Oakley

Sports History

1997 NY Ranger center Mark Messier signs with Vancouver for $20M for 3 yrs

Sports History

2002 89th Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)

  • 2012 Ye Shiwen of China sets world record in the women's 400m individual medley (4:28.43) to take the gold medal at the London Olympics
  • 2019 Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: South Korean Ko Jin-young wins her second major title of the season by 2 strokes from Shanshan Feng, Jennifer Kupcho and Kim Hyo-joo
  • 2019 106th Tour de France: 22 year old Egan Bernal becomes first ever Colombian and Latin American winner; Points champion: Peter Sagan of Slovakia

Sports History

2019 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: Germany's Bernhard Langer wins his 4th Senior Open by 2 strokes from Paul Broadhurst

  • 2021 Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus claims Olympic double by winning women's 200m freestyle in OR 1:53.50 in Tokyo; she had beaten American superstar Katie Ledecki in 400m 2 days earlier
  • 2021 Japanese swimmer Yui Ohashi wins women's individual medley double with victory in 200m at the Tokyo Olympics; 3 days earlier she won the 400m IM gold medal
  • 2021 19 year old gymnast Daiki Hashimoto of Japan becomes youngest Olympic men's artistic individual all-around champion in history at the Tokyo Games