This Day in Sports History

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July 2018

This Day in Sports History: 7/27

  • 1921 – Baseball fan Reuben Berman sues the New York Giants, claiming he suffered mental and bodily distress after refusing to return a foul ball. He wins $100 in the suit.

  • 1946 – Rudy York of the Boston Red Sox hits two grand slams and drives in 10 runs in a 13-6 win over the St. Louis Browns.

  • 1953 – Dizzy Dean is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • 1983 – Gaylord Perry records his 3,500th career strikeout. Perry, Nolan Ryan & Steve Carlton all reached that mark during the 1983 season.

  • 1986 – Greg LeMond of the US becomes the first non-European to win the Tour de France.

  • 1988 – Pitcher Tommy John commits a record three errors on one play.

  • 1992 – Reggie Lewis of the Boston Celtics dies after collapsing during practice at just 27 years old.

  • 1993 – Mets pitcher Anthony Young wins, ending his record 27 game losing streak.

  • 1996 – A bomb explodes at Olympic Park in Atlanta, killing one person and injuring 110.

  • 1999 – Tony Hawk is the first skateboard to land a “900”.

  • 2012 – The Summer Olympics open in London.

This Day in Sports History: 7/26

  • 1859 – Harvard defeats Yale and Brown in the first intercollegiate regatta.

  • 1933 – Joe DiMaggio’s 61 game hitting streak in the Pacific Coast League comes to an end.

  • 1948 – Babe Ruth makes his final public appearance, attending the premiere of the film “The Babe Ruth Story”.

 

  • 1952 – Mickey Mantle hits his first career grand slam.

  • 1978 – Johnny Bench hits career home run #300.

  • 1984 – Pete Rose, then with the Expos, ties Ty Cobb with his 3,052nd career single.

  • 1992 – Nolan Ryan strikes out his 100th batter of the season, giving him 100 or more strikeouts for 23 consecutive years.

This Day in Sports History: 7/25

  • 1850 – Harvard and Yale play in the first intercollegiate billiards match.

  • 1962 – Stan Musial becomes the NL’s all-time RBI leader by driving in his 1,862nd run.

  • 1966 – Ted Williams is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • 1976 – American swimmer Jim Montgomery wins the gold medal in the 100 meter freestyle at the Montreal Olympics in a record time of 49.99 seconds. He’s the first swimmer to break the 50 second barrier.

  • 1992 – The Summer Olympics open in Barcelona, Spain.

  • 1999 – Lance Armstrong, three years removed from having cancer surgery, wins his first Tour de France. Like all of his others, this one will also be revoked.

  • 1999 – Nolan Ryan, George Brett, Robin Yount and Orlando Cepeda are inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • 2006 – Phillies pitcher Ryan Madsen ties an MLB record with four wild pitches with one inning.

  • 2010 – Andre Dawson is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

This Day in Sports History: 7/24

  • 1941 – Red Sox pitcher Lefty Grove wins his 300th career game.

  • 1946 – Nine players from the Spokane team in the Western Baseball League die in a bus crash.

  • 1965 – Casey Stengel resigns as manager of the Mets.

  • 1978 – Billy Martin is fired for the first time as manager of the Yankees.

  • 1979 – Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th career home run.

  • 1983 – George Brett of the Royals goes berserk after being ejected from a game against the Yankees. After hitting a go ahead homer in the top of the ninth, the umpires rule there’s too much pine tar on Brett’s bat and the home run wouldn’t count.

  • 1984 – Terry Bradshaw announces his retirement from the NFL.

  • 1993 – Mets pitcher Anthony Young loses his MLB record 27th straight game.

  • 2005 – Lance Armstrong wins his 7th consecutive Tour de France. He’ll end up having to forfeit all of the wins years later due to steroid usage.

 

This Day in Sports History: 7/23

  • 1925 – Lou Gehrig hits the first of his 23 career grand slams.

  • 1955 – Bob Cerv and Elston Howard of the Yankees become the first players in MLB history to hit consecutive pinch-hit home runs.

  • 1962 – Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • 1972 – Belgian cyclist Eddy Merckx won his fourth straight Tour de France.

  • 1978 – Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton picks up career win #200.

  • 1989 – Greg LeMond wins his second career Tour de France, defeating Laurent Fignon by just eight seconds. It’s the smallest margin of victory in the history of the race.

  • 1996 – Competing with an injured ankle, American gymnast Kerri Strug lands her second vault to help the US team win the gold medal at the Olympics.

  • 2000 – At 24 years old, Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer in history to record a career Grand Slam by winning the British Open.

  • 2009 – Mark Buehrle of the White Sox throws the 18th perfect game in MLB history, shutting down the Tampa Bay Rays.

This Day in Sports History: 7/20

  • 1858 – Fans are charged 50 cents to see New York face Brooklyn in a baseball game – the first time there is a cost for admission into a baseball game.

  • 1911 – Red Sox pitcher Smokey Joe Wood throws a no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns.

  • 1916 – The Giants trade future Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson to the Reds. Mathewson would start only one game for Cincinnati before retiring.

  • 1944 – St. Louis Browns pitcher Nelson Potter is the first pitcher in MLB history to be suspended for throwing spitballs.

  • 1947 – The NFL rules that teams cannot sign players that have college eligibility remaining.

  • 1954 – Maureen Connolly, the first women to achieve the grand slam of tennis, breaks her leg in a horse riding accident, ending her career at age 19.

  • 1958 – The PGA Championship changes from match play to stroke play.

  • 1965 – Yankees pitcher Mel Stottlemyre hits an inside the park grand slam in a home game against the Red Sox.

  • 1969 – A good day for baseball’s Perry brothers. Gaylord Perry of the Giants hits his first career home run while brother Jim of the Twins, wins two games in one day – a suspended game from 7/19 and the regularly scheduled game for today.

  • 1970 – Dodgers pitcher Bill Singer throws a no-hitter against the Phillies.

  • 1973 – White Sox pitcher Wilbur Wood starts, and loses, both games of a double header against the Yankees.

  • 1976 – Hank Aaron hits his 755th, and final, career home run.

  • 2000 – The leaders of Salt Lake City’s bid to host the 2002 Winter Olympics are indicted by a federal grand jury for bribery, fraud, and racketeering.

  • 2000 – The Pacers hire Isiah Thomas as their new head coach, replacing Larry Bird.

  • 2003 – Astros slugger Jeff Bagwell hits his 400th career home run.

2707, 2018

This Day in Sports History: 7/27

  • 1921 – Baseball fan Reuben Berman sues the New York Giants, claiming he suffered mental and bodily distress after refusing to return a foul ball. He wins $100 in the suit.

  • 1946 – Rudy York of the Boston Red Sox hits two grand slams and drives in 10 runs in a 13-6 win over the St. Louis Browns.

  • 1953 – Dizzy Dean is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • 1983 – Gaylord Perry records his 3,500th career strikeout. Perry, Nolan Ryan & Steve Carlton all reached that mark during the 1983 season.

  • 1986 – Greg LeMond of the US becomes the first non-European to win the Tour de France.

  • 1988 – Pitcher Tommy John commits a record three errors on one play.

  • 1992 – Reggie Lewis of the Boston Celtics dies after collapsing during practice at just 27 years old.

  • 1993 – Mets pitcher Anthony Young wins, ending his record 27 game losing streak.

  • 1996 – A bomb explodes at Olympic Park in Atlanta, killing one person and injuring 110.

  • 1999 – Tony Hawk is the first skateboard to land a “900”.

  • 2012 – The Summer Olympics open in London.

2607, 2018

This Day in Sports History: 7/26

  • 1859 – Harvard defeats Yale and Brown in the first intercollegiate regatta.

  • 1933 – Joe DiMaggio’s 61 game hitting streak in the Pacific Coast League comes to an end.

  • 1948 – Babe Ruth makes his final public appearance, attending the premiere of the film “The Babe Ruth Story”.

 

  • 1952 – Mickey Mantle hits his first career grand slam.

  • 1978 – Johnny Bench hits career home run #300.

  • 1984 – Pete Rose, then with the Expos, ties Ty Cobb with his 3,052nd career single.

  • 1992 – Nolan Ryan strikes out his 100th batter of the season, giving him 100 or more strikeouts for 23 consecutive years.

2507, 2018

This Day in Sports History: 7/25

  • 1850 – Harvard and Yale play in the first intercollegiate billiards match.

  • 1962 – Stan Musial becomes the NL’s all-time RBI leader by driving in his 1,862nd run.

  • 1966 – Ted Williams is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • 1976 – American swimmer Jim Montgomery wins the gold medal in the 100 meter freestyle at the Montreal Olympics in a record time of 49.99 seconds. He’s the first swimmer to break the 50 second barrier.

  • 1992 – The Summer Olympics open in Barcelona, Spain.

  • 1999 – Lance Armstrong, three years removed from having cancer surgery, wins his first Tour de France. Like all of his others, this one will also be revoked.

  • 1999 – Nolan Ryan, George Brett, Robin Yount and Orlando Cepeda are inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • 2006 – Phillies pitcher Ryan Madsen ties an MLB record with four wild pitches with one inning.

  • 2010 – Andre Dawson is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

2407, 2018

This Day in Sports History: 7/24

  • 1941 – Red Sox pitcher Lefty Grove wins his 300th career game.

  • 1946 – Nine players from the Spokane team in the Western Baseball League die in a bus crash.

  • 1965 – Casey Stengel resigns as manager of the Mets.

  • 1978 – Billy Martin is fired for the first time as manager of the Yankees.

  • 1979 – Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th career home run.

  • 1983 – George Brett of the Royals goes berserk after being ejected from a game against the Yankees. After hitting a go ahead homer in the top of the ninth, the umpires rule there’s too much pine tar on Brett’s bat and the home run wouldn’t count.

  • 1984 – Terry Bradshaw announces his retirement from the NFL.

  • 1993 – Mets pitcher Anthony Young loses his MLB record 27th straight game.

  • 2005 – Lance Armstrong wins his 7th consecutive Tour de France. He’ll end up having to forfeit all of the wins years later due to steroid usage.

 

2307, 2018

This Day in Sports History: 7/23

  • 1925 – Lou Gehrig hits the first of his 23 career grand slams.

  • 1955 – Bob Cerv and Elston Howard of the Yankees become the first players in MLB history to hit consecutive pinch-hit home runs.

  • 1962 – Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • 1972 – Belgian cyclist Eddy Merckx won his fourth straight Tour de France.

  • 1978 – Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton picks up career win #200.

  • 1989 – Greg LeMond wins his second career Tour de France, defeating Laurent Fignon by just eight seconds. It’s the smallest margin of victory in the history of the race.

  • 1996 – Competing with an injured ankle, American gymnast Kerri Strug lands her second vault to help the US team win the gold medal at the Olympics.

  • 2000 – At 24 years old, Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer in history to record a career Grand Slam by winning the British Open.

  • 2009 – Mark Buehrle of the White Sox throws the 18th perfect game in MLB history, shutting down the Tampa Bay Rays.

2007, 2018

This Day in Sports History: 7/20

  • 1858 – Fans are charged 50 cents to see New York face Brooklyn in a baseball game – the first time there is a cost for admission into a baseball game.

  • 1911 – Red Sox pitcher Smokey Joe Wood throws a no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns.

  • 1916 – The Giants trade future Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson to the Reds. Mathewson would start only one game for Cincinnati before retiring.

  • 1944 – St. Louis Browns pitcher Nelson Potter is the first pitcher in MLB history to be suspended for throwing spitballs.

  • 1947 – The NFL rules that teams cannot sign players that have college eligibility remaining.

  • 1954 – Maureen Connolly, the first women to achieve the grand slam of tennis, breaks her leg in a horse riding accident, ending her career at age 19.

  • 1958 – The PGA Championship changes from match play to stroke play.

  • 1965 – Yankees pitcher Mel Stottlemyre hits an inside the park grand slam in a home game against the Red Sox.

  • 1969 – A good day for baseball’s Perry brothers. Gaylord Perry of the Giants hits his first career home run while brother Jim of the Twins, wins two games in one day – a suspended game from 7/19 and the regularly scheduled game for today.

  • 1970 – Dodgers pitcher Bill Singer throws a no-hitter against the Phillies.

  • 1973 – White Sox pitcher Wilbur Wood starts, and loses, both games of a double header against the Yankees.

  • 1976 – Hank Aaron hits his 755th, and final, career home run.

  • 2000 – The leaders of Salt Lake City’s bid to host the 2002 Winter Olympics are indicted by a federal grand jury for bribery, fraud, and racketeering.

  • 2000 – The Pacers hire Isiah Thomas as their new head coach, replacing Larry Bird.

  • 2003 – Astros slugger Jeff Bagwell hits his 400th career home run.