This Day in Sports History: 7/6

  • 1932 – Cubs shortstop Bill Jurges is shot twice in his hotel room by a former girlfriend.

  • 1933 – The first baseball All-Star Game is held, taking place at Comiskey Park. Babe Ruth homers as the AL wins 4-2.

  • 1957 – Althea Gibson wins the Wimbledon women’s singles title. She’s the first African American to win at Wimbledon.

  • 1970 – In a double-header at Wrigley Field, Ron Santo hits a two run homer in the first game to help the Cubs win 3-2 and in game #2 he drives in eight runs in a 14-2 win.

  • 1980 – Steve Carlton records his 2,836th career strikeout, setting a record for most by a left-hander.

  • 1983 – Fred Lynn of the Angels hits the first grand slam in All-Star Game history.

  • 1985 – Martina Navratilova wins her fourth straight Wimbledon title.

  • 1986 – Bob Horner of the Braves is the 11th person in MLB history to hit four home runs in a game.

  • 1989 – Despite retiring on May 29, Phillies third baseman Mike Schmidt is chosen to start the All-Star game.

  • 1990 – In his first start since throwing a no-hitter but still losing, Yankees pitcher Andy Hawkins throws a 12 inning complete game….and loses 2-0 to the Twins.

  • 1997 – The Montreal Expos retire Andre Dawson’s #10.

  • 1999 – Chris Singleton of the White Sox becomes the first rookie since 1985 to hit for the cycle.

  • 2000 – Cardinals rookie Keith McDonald becomes the second player in MLB history to hit a home run in each of his first two career at bats.

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