Events in Sport on July 8

  • 1898 Phillies' Red Donahue no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
  • 1900 1st night baseball, league game (Zanesville at Grand Rapids)
  • 1902 John McGraw, accused by Ban Johnson of trying to wreck Baltimore & Washington clubs, negotiates his release from the Orioles
  • 1905 22nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: May Bundy beats Dorothea Chambers (6-3 6-4)
  • 1905 29th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats N Brookes (8-6 6-2 6-4)
  • 1909 1st pro baseball game (minor league) played under lights
  • 1911 35th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Anthony Wilding beats H Roper-Barrett (6-4 4-6 2-6 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

1912 29th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Ethel Larcombe beats Charlotte Cooper (6-3 6-1)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1912 36th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Anthony Wilding beats A Gore (6-4 6-4 4-6 6-4)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1918 Babe Ruth's blast over the fence in Fenway scores Amos Strunk, the Red Sox win 1-0 over Cleve, prevailing rules reduce Babe's HR to a triple

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1922 35th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats M Mallory (6-2 6-0)
  • 1928 Phillies set record of errorless 25 inning doubleheader
  • 1933 46th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats D Round (6-4 6-8 6-3)

Sport awardGolf Major

1933 68th British Golf Open: Denny Shute shoots a 292 at Old Course at St Andrews

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Denny Shute
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Denny Shute
  • 1935 3rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve
  • 1938 Would be start of England v Australia Test Cricket at Old Trafford Washout
  • 1938 73rd British Golf Open: Reg Whitcombe shoots a 295 at Royal St George's Golf Club

Sport awardTennis Open

1939 59th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bobby Riggs beats E Cooke (2-6 8-6 3-6 6-3 6-2)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • 1941 9th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-5 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
  • 1946 Baseball grants $5,000 minimum salary
  • 1947 14th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • 1949 Monte Irvin & Hank Thompson are 1st blacks to play for NY Giants
  • 1950 57th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats M duPont (6-1 3-6 6-1)
  • 1952 19th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 in 5 at Shibe Park, Phila
  • 1955 84th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 281 at St Andrews
  • 1956 Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Syracuse Golf Open
  • 1957 Baseball Owners re-elect Commissioner Ford Frick
  • 1958 25th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Memorial Stadium, Balt
  • 1960 Fidel Castro ends Havana's International League team, Sugar Kings move to New Jersey

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1962 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kelly Girls Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Sport awardTennis Open

1967 74th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Anne Jones (63 64)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • 1970 SF Giant Jim Ray Hart is 8th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th)
  • 1973 Mary Lou Crocker wins LPGA MARC Equity Golf Classic Crocker
  • 1973 NY Mets are 12½ games back in NL and go on to win pennant
  • 1974 Yank shortstop Jim Mason ties record with 4 doubles in 9 inn game

Sport awardTennis Open

1978 92nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Jimmy Connors (62 62 63)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • 1979 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • 1980 51st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-2 at Dodger Stadium, LA
  • 1980 All star MVP: Ken Griffey (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1983 Rudi Koopmans retains European middleweight title

Sport awardTennis Open

1984 98th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Jimmy Connors (6-1 6-1 6-2)

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • 1984 Lauri Peterson wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • 1985 Marge Schott becomes CEO of Cincinnati Red
  • 1990 Brewers beat Angels 20-7, including 13 in 5th inning
  • 1990 FIFA World Cup: Germany beats Argentina 1-0 for football's 14th World Cup in Rome
  • 1990 Tina Purtzer wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • 1990 Trailing 7-0, Brewers tie Angels & then score 13 in 5th to win 20-7
  • 1991 Pitts Pirate President Carl Barger becomes 1st President of Florida Marlins
  • 1991 Major league umpire Steve Palermo and former NFL defensive lineman Terence Mann shot trying to help 2 waitresses from being robbed
  • 1992 Florida Marlins unveil their uniform

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 Preliminary trial rules there is enough evidence to try O.J. Simpson

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson

Sport awardTennis Open

1995 102nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (4-6 6-1 7-5)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1997 68th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Jacobs Field, Cleveland

Sport awardTennis Open

2001 108th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Justine Henin (6-1 3-6 6-0)

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • 2006 113th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Amélie Mauresmo beats J Henin-Hardenne (2-6 6-3 6-4)
  • 2007 114th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Marion Bartoli (6-4 6-1)

Sport awardTennis Open

2007 121st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal (7-6 4-6 7-6 2-6 6-2)

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal

Sport awardTennis Open

2012 119th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats A Radwańska (6-1 5-7 6-2)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • 2012 126th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Andy Murray (4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4)
  • 2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany defeat Brazil by a record 7-1 in the semi-finals to make it to the final; Miroslav Klose of Germany breaks the World Cup goal scoring record with 16 goals
  • 2015 The NFL's Washington Redskins have their trademark vacated on the grounds it may cause offence to native Americans
  • 2017 British Lions tie 15-15 with New Zealand All Blacks in their 3rd rugby match to tie the series