Events in Sport on July 30

  • 1844 1st US yacht club - NY Yacht Club organized by John Cox Stevens and 8 friends aboard the Gimcrack
  • 1874 1st baseball teams to play outside US, Boston-Philadelphia in British Isles
  • 1905 3rd Tour de France won by Louis Trousselier of France
  • 1909 John Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League
  • 1911 9th Tour de France won by Gustave Garrigou of France
  • 1930 Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 for association football's 1st FIFA World Cup in Montevideo
  • 1932 10th modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles
  • 1933 28th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats France in Paris (3-2)
  • 1937 Phillies Dolph Camilli, plays 1st base & registers no put outs
  • 1939 33rd Tour de France won by Sylvere Maes of Belgium
  • 1947 Cincinnati Reds 16 game win streak ends, losing to NY Giants 5-4
  • 1948 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record (10K - 29:59.6)

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1951 Ty Cobb testifies before the Emanuel Celler committee, denying that the reserve clause makes peons of baseball players

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1954 Bob Kennedy hits the 1st grand slam for the new Baltimore Orioles
  • 1955 42nd Tour de France won by Louison Bobet of France
  • 1959 In his major league debut, SF Giant Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4
  • 1960 1st AFL preseason game Boston Patriots defeat Bills in Buffalo (28-7)
  • 1961 43rd PGA Championship: Jerry Barber shoots a 277 at Olympia Fields IL
  • 1961 Judy Kimball wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
  • 1962 33rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • 1962 All star MVP: Leon Wagner (LA Angels)
  • 1965 Milwaukee manager Bobby Bragan says his pitchers threw 75 to 80 spitballs in a 9-2 loss to the Giants
  • 1966 FIFA World Cup: England beats West Germany 4-2 for football's 8th World Cup in London

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Supertest Ladies Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1969 Astros Denis Menke & Jim Wynn hit grandslams in 9th inn vs Mets
  • 1971 38th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Baltimore 24, All Stars 17 (52,289)
  • 1972 Jan Ferraris wins LPGA Lady Pepsi Golf Open
  • 1973 Texas Rangers Jim Bibby no-hits 1st-place Oakland, 6-0
  • 1976 Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball
  • 1978 Expos crush Braves, 19-0, collecting 28 hits & NL-record-tying 8 HRs

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1978 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1980 Houston Astro pitcher J R Richard suffers a stroke
  • 1982 Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats
  • 1983 Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261 kg
  • 1988 Cincinnati Reds pitcher John Franco sets a record of 13 saves in 1 month

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

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1990 Graham Gooch scores 123 v India to follow up 1st innings 333

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Graham Gooch

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1990 George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as prinicipal partner of NY Yankees

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 1991 Red Sox Carlos Quintana is 11th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd)
  • 1995 Becky Iverson wins LPGA Friendly's Golf Classic
  • 1995 Dominic Cork takes hat-trick in England Test Cricket win v WI
  • 1995 Lara completes 5th Test Cricket century, 145 at Old Trafford

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1995 Richie Ashburn and Mike Schmidt enter baseball's Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1996 Tommy Lasoda retires as LA Dodger manager