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 Sutton 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 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers becomes first player not to concede a game in a final beating Dora Boothby 6-0, 6-0
  • 1911 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Anthony Wilding of New Zealand wins 2nd of 4 consecutive Wimbledon singles titles beating Herbert Roper-Barrett 6-4, 4-6, 2-6 ,6-2 ret

Sport awardTennis Open

1912 29th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Ethel Larcombe wins her first and only title beating Charlotte Cooper 6-3, 6-1

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1912 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Anthony Wilding makes it 3 straight Wimbledon singles crowns beating Arthur 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

Sport awardGolf Major

1933 British Open Golf, St Andrews: Denny Shute beats fellow American Craig Wood by 5 strokes in a 36-hole Saturday playoff to win his only Open title

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
  • 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, 1st black players for New York Giants, 4-3 loss to Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field
  • 1952 19th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 in 5 at Shibe Park, Phila
  • 1955 British Open Golf, St Andrews: Peter Thomson of Australia wins the 2nd of 3 consecutive Open titles, 2 strokes clear of runner-up John Fallon
  • 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 awardTennis Open

1961 75th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver of Australia beats American Chuck McKinley 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 for his 1st of 4 Wimbledon singles titles

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley
  • 1961 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In an all-British final Angela Mortimer beats Christine Truman 4–6, 6–4, 7–5
  • 1970 SF Giant Jim Ray Hart is 8th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th)

Sport awardTennis Open

1972 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King earns her 8th Grand Slam singles title beating Evonne Goolagong of Australia 6-3, 6-3

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • 1973 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Czech Jan Kodeš beats Alex Metreveli of Russia 6-1, 9-8, 6-3 for his 3rd Grand Slam singles success
  • 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 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Björn Borg beats Jimmy Connors 6-2, 6-2, 6-3

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • 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 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe defends his crown thrashing fellow American Jimmy Connors 6-1, 6-1, 6-2

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • 1985 Marge Schott becomes CEO of Cincinnati Red

Sport awardTennis Open

1989 Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf successfully defends her title beating Martina Navratilova 6-2, 6-7, 6-1

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1990 Brewers beat Angels 20-7, including 13 in 5th inning
  • 1990 FIFA World Cup Final: 85th minute penalty by Andreas Brehme gives West Germany 1-0 win over Argentina in Rome, Italy
  • 1990 Trailing 7-0, Brewers tie Angels & then score 13 in 5th to win 20-7

Sport awardTennis Open

1990 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Boris Becker 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 3-6, 6-4 for his 2nd Wimbledon singles crown

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • 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
  • 1995 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 in a classic contest
  • 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)

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
  • 2010 During 1st round of the John Deere Classic, Paul Goydos becomes the 4th, and oldest player in PGA Tour history to shoot 59; round included 12 birdies and 6 pars
  • 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
  • 2018 South Korean golfer Sei Young Ki breaks LPGA 72-hole scoring record with 31 under-par 257, also first to better -30, in winning Thornberry Creek Classic