This week in sports history: July 23 to July 25


Lou Gehrig hits first of 23 career grand slammers, Michael Phelps 200m record broke

  • This week in sports history: July 23 to July 25
    This week in sports history: July 23 to July 25
  • This week in sports history: July 23 to July 25
    This week in sports history: July 23 to July 25

July 23

1827 1st US swimming school opens (Boston, Massachusetts) 1866 Cincinnati Baseball club (Red Stockings) forms

1868 All England Lawn Tennis Club is founded as The All England Croquet Club; 1877 name changed to The All England Croquet & Lawn Tennis Club 1890 Jack Barrett carries his cricket bat for Australia at Lord’s (67)

1902 Dutch Excelsior soccer club is established in Rotterdam (Eerste Divisie winners 1973-4, 78-79, 2005-06)

1907 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon: Norman Brookes beats Herbert Roper Barrett 6-2, 6-0, 6-3 to give Australasia a 3-2 win over British Isles 1921 Edward Gourdin of US sets long jump record at 25’ 2 3/4”

1922 16th Tour de France won by Firmin Lambot of Belgium 1925 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits his 1st of 23 career grand slammers

1931 France announces it can’t afford to send a team to 1932 LA Olympics

1933 27th Tour de France won by Georges Speicher of France 1934 Bradman completes 304 at Headingley, 430 mins, 43 fours 2 sixes

1938 Bradman scores 103 in 178 mins on a Headingley sticky, 3rd Test

1944 Chicago Cubs Bill Nicholson hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader

1949 Test Cricket debut of England’s Brian Close aged 18 years 149 days

1955 NY Yankees Bob Cerv and E Howard are 1st to hit consecutive pinch HRs

1956 Joe Cronin & Hank Greenberg inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

1960 US Open Women’s Golf, Worcester CC: Betsy Rawls wins her 4th Open title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Joyce Ziske

1965 Dick Stuart homers in a major league-record 23rd different park

1966 John Pennel pole vaults record (5.34 m)

1967 54th Tour de France won by Roger Pingeon of France

1969 40th MLB All Star Game, RFK Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C.: NL beats

AL, 9-3; MVP: Willie McCovey, SF Giants, 1B

1974 45th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-2 at 3 Rivers Stadium, Pitts

1974 Allstar MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers)

1975 LA Dodgers W Crawford and Lee Lacy are 5th to hit consecutive pinch HRs

1976 42nd NFL Chicago All Star Game: Pittsburgh 24, All Stars 0 (52,895)

1976 Baltimore Oriole Reggie Jackson homers in 6th straight game

1978 US Open Women’s Golf, CC of Indianapolis: Hollis Stacy successfully defends title by 1 stroke from Sally Little and JoAnne Carner

1978 Phillies Steve Carlton becomes 78th pitcher to win 200 1978 Mayence returns to helps Yankees win their 5th straight game

1978 65th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France 1979 George Brett gets his 1,000th hit

1984 KC Royals Dan Quisenberry gets his 200th career save

1987 Petra Felke (E Ger) throws javelin 78.89 m (women’s record)

1987 Red Sox waive Bill Buckner, the goat of last year’s World Series

1989 British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Troon: American Mark Calcavecchia wins his only major title in first ever 4-hole aggregate playoff with Australians Greg Norman and Wayne Grady

1989 76th Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA

1991 Rob Dibble back from 3-game suspension, is ejected for throwing at and hitting Cubs baserunner Doug Dascenzo Cubs win, 8-5

1993 David Boon completes 17th Test Cricket century, 107 at Headingley

1993 Chris Boardman bicycles world record 1-hour distance (52,270 km)

1993 NY Yankee Mark Hutton is 1st Australian to be a starting pitcher, He beats Angels 5-2; Yanks, Red Sox, Blue Jays 3-way tie for 1st

1994 Don Mattingly becomes 6th NY Yankee to get 2,000 hits 1994 Longest baseball rain delay (3:39) as Giants beat Mets 4-2 in NY

1994 British Senior Open Men’s Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: American Tom Wargo wins by 2 strokes from Bob Charles and Doug Dalziel 1995 British Open Men’s Golf, St. Andrews: Controversial American John Daly wins his 2nd major title by 4 strokes in a 4-hole playoff with Costantino Rocca of Italy

1995 Tour de France: Miguel Induráin of Spain wins 5th consecutive Tour, 4’ 35” ahead of Alex Zülle; Laurent Jalabert points winner

1997 Dallas TV Station KXAS settle with Dallas Cowboys Michael Irvin and Erik Williams for reporting false sex assault allegations against them

2000 British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: Tiger Woods beats Thomas Bjørn and Ernie Els by 8 shots to win his first Open title; becomes youngest player at 24 to win all 4 major titles

2000 US Open Women’s Golf, Merit Club: Australian Karrie Webb wins by 5 strokes ahead of runners-up Cristie Kerr and Meg Mallon; third of Webb’s 7 major titles

2000 87th Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)

2006 British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Tiger Woods wins his 2nd consecutive Open Championship title and 3rd overall; holds off fellow American Chris DiMarco by 2 strokes

2006 93rd Tour de France won by Oscar Pereiro of Spain

2009 Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox becomes the 18th pitcher to throw a perfect game in MLB history, defeating Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 2017 104th Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain, his 4th win

2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup: England beat India by 9 runs in the final at Lords in London

2017 British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: American Jordan Spieth wins by 3 strokes from countryman Matt Kuchar

2019 Nike’s Jordan Brand signs 2019 NBA #1 draft pick Zion Williamson to richest multiyear sponsorship deal for a rookie in history; estimated 7 years for $75 million

July 24

1893 For only time in history of US Tennis championships, an event is held off the Eastern seaboard. Men’s double championship in Chicago

1902 Victor Trumper scores a century for Australia before lunch 4th Test Cricket v England

1904 2nd Tour de France won by Henri Cornet of France

1905 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon: Laurence Doherty & Reggie Doherty beat Holcombe Ward & Beals Wright 8-10, 6-2, 6-2, 4-6, 8-6 to give British Isles an unassailable 3-0 lead over US (ends 5-0)

1908 American Johnny Hayes wins London Olympic marathon in Games record 2:55:18.4 after Dorando Pietri of Italy disqualified for receiving assistance before the finish line 1909 Bkln Dodger Nap Rucker strikes out 16 Pittsburgh Pirates

1921 15th Tour de France won by Leon Scieur of Belgium 1931 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2 mile (8:59.6)

1941 Red Sox Lefty Grove, 41, wins his 300th game

1946 9 Spokane baseball players (Western League) die in a bus crash

1949 Indian pitcher Bob Lemon hits 2 HRs to beat Senators, 7-5

1949 36th Tour de France won by Fausto Coppi of Italy

1952 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record 5K (14:06.6) 1956 Dodgers lose to the Reds, 2-1, playing in Jersey City’s Roosevelt Stadium

1956 PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Blue Hill CC: Masters champion Jack Burke Jr. wins his second major championship of the season, 3 & 2 over Ted Kroll

1958 Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at Boston fans again 1958 Test Cricket debuts against NZ for Dexter, Illingworth & Subba Row

1960 PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Firestone CC: Jay Hebert wins his only major title by 1 stroke from Australian Jim Ferrier

1961 Roger Maris hits 4 home runs, in a doubleheader

1965 Casey Stengel resigns as manager of NY Mets

1966 PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Firestone CC: Al Geiberger wins his only major title by 4 shots from Dudley Wysong

1967 PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Columbine CC: Don January wins his only major title in 18-hole playoff with Don Messengale (69-71) 1967 Race riots in Detroit force postponement of Tigers-Orioles game

1968 Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game

1970 International Law Tennis Association institutes 9-point tie break rule

1973 44th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Royals Stadium, Kansas City

1973 All Star MVP: Bobby Bonds (SF Giants)

1977 US Open Women’s Golf, Hazeltine National GC: Hollis Stacy wins wire-to-wire by 2 strokes from

1977 Pete Rose passes Frankie Frisch as switch-hit leader with 2,881

1977 64th Tour de France won by Bernard Thevenet of France 1978 Pete Rose ties NL hitting streak of 37 games

1978 Billy Martin resigns as Yankee manager after “one is a born liar the other a convicted one” comment about Steinbrenner and Jackson

1979 Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th HR

1983 21st Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Germany in Zurich Switzerland (2-1)

1983 Pine Tar Game: George Brett’s HR disallowed against Yanks (overturned)

1983 70th Tour de France won by Laurent Fignon of France 1988 US Open Women’s Golf, Baltimore CC: Liselotte Neumann of Sweden wins her only major title, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Patty Sheehan

1988 US and Jamaica play scoreless tie, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup

1988 75th Tour de France won by Pedro Delgado of Spain 1992 Faye Vincent reinstates Yankee owner George Steinbrenner (eff 3/1/93)

1993 NY Met Anthony Young loses record 27th straight 1994 32nd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)

1994 US Open Women’s Golf, Indianwood G & CC: Patty Sheehan wins her second title in 3 years, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Tammie Green; 5th of her 6 major titles

1994 Tour de France: Miguel Induráin of Spain wins 4th consecutive Tour, 5’ 39” ahead of Piotr Ugrumov; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov points winner 1994 Federation Cup Women’s Tennis, Frankfurt, Germany: Spain retains title with 3-0 win over US; Arantxa Sánchez Vicario clinches victory with 6-2, 6-1 win over Lindsay Davenport

2005 92nd Tour de France: no winner; Lance Armstrong retires after winning a record seventh consecutive victory but disqualified in 2012 for doping

2005 British Senior Open Men’s Golf, Royal Aberdeen: Tom Watson wins his second Open Senior title in a playoff with Ireland’s Des Smyth

2011 98th Tour de France won by Cadel Evans of Australia

2011 Copa América Final, River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires: Diego Forlán scores twice as Uruguay beats Paraguay, 3–0 to earn their 15th title

2016 103rd Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain

2019 19-year-old Hungarian swimmer Kristóf Milák breaks Michael Phelps’ 10-year-old 200m butterfly world record at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea; swims 1:50.73, 0.78s faster than Phelps

July 25

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 Pirates Max Carey goes hitless, but scores 5 runs against Phillies

1914 Last day of club cricket for W. G. Grace at age 66: he made 69 runs

1920 Red Sox turn triple-play, but Ruth’s 35th HR leads Yanks to 8-2 win

1937 31st Tour de France won by Roger Lapebie of France

1939 NY Yankee Atley Donald sets AL rookie record with 12 consecutive win

1940 John Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hrs 46 mins in the Mississippi River

1941 Red Sox Lefty Grove becomes 12th to win 300 games (his last victory)

1948 35th Tour de France: Italian cyclist Gino Bartali wins both general and mountain classifications for the second time (1938)

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

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

1966 Yankee manager Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame 1972 43rd MLB All Star Game, Atlanta Stadium, Atlanta, GA: NL beats AL, 4-3; MVP: Joe Morgan, Cincinnati Reds, 2B 1978 Robert Granville “Bob” Lemon replaces Billy Martin as Yankee manager

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)

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 1990 KC Royal George Brett hits for the cycle

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

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

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

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)

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

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

2012 The 2012 Summer Olympics begin (Opening ceremony 27th)

2015 UCI BMX Supercross series: Niek Kimmann & Stefany Hernandez win the world title2016 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

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