This Day in Sports History: 7/7

  • 1924 – US long jumper Robert LeGendre sets a world record jump of 25’ 5 ½”.

  • 1973 – Billie Jean King defeats Chris Evert in the first Wimbledon final where both competitors are American women.

  • 1974 – West Germany defeats the Netherlands 2-1 to win the World Cup.

  • 1982 – Pitching great Don Sutton wins his 250th career game.

  • 1985 – Boris Becker becomes not only the youngest player to win Wimbledon, he is the first unseeded player to do it and is also the first German to win there.

  • 1992 – Pirate center fielder Andy Van Slyke is the first outfielder in 18 years to record an unassisted double play. Van Slyke caught a ball in shallow center and with the base runner not tagging up, or paying attention, ran to first to double him up.

  • 2003 – Arizona’s Shea Hillebrand becomes the seventh player in MLB history to hit a home run in three consecutive innings, hitting one in each of the 4th, 5th, and 6th innings against the Rockies.

  • 2013 – Andy Murray defeats Novak Dokovic in the Wimbledon finals. Murray is the first British man to win Wimbledon since 1936.

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