A Day For Cycling Greats, Open Champion Golfers And Baseball Landmarks

DAY IN HISTORY: Stewart Cink shot a 278 to win at Turnberry in the 138th British Golf Open in 2009.

DAY IN HISTORY: Stewart Cink shot a 278 to win at Turnberry in the 138th British Golf Open in 2009.

AS THE time slowly winds down until NFL training camps open and while the baseball pennant races heat up along with the temperatures, it’s a hot, sticky, monotonous time for us true sports fans.

There’s only so much of the NBA Summer league and WNBA one can watch (no disrespect to the new look young Lakers or the sizzling 19-1 LA Sparks).

So it’s time to catch up on the WWE and look back in time to see what great sporting feats happened on this day in sports.

Now where is my ‘Bray Wyatt’ lamb’s head mask?




1877: First Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Spencer W Gore beats Marshall (6-1, 6-2, 6-4)

1884: Eighth Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: William Renshaw beats H Lawford (6-0, 6-4, 9-7)

1900: Michel Théato wins second Olympics marathon (2hr 59min 45sec)

1902: NY Giants lose their first game under new manager John McGraw

1903: First Tour de France won by Maurice Garin, of France

1908: Feyenoord soccer team forms in Rotterdam

1909: Cleveland shortstop Neal Ball executes an unassisted triple play

1910: Cy Young records his 500th victory v Washington 5-4 in 11 innings.

1914: Boston Braves begin drive from last to first place in National League

1915: Washington Nationals steal record eight bases v Cleveland Indians in the first inning

1918: Washington catcher Eddie Ainsmith applies for deferment from the draft. Secretary of War Newton D Baker rules baseball players are not draft exempt

1925: 19th Tour de France won by Ottavio Bottecchia, of Italy

1927: Ty Cobb gets his 4,000th hit

1933: First time brothers on opposite teams homer in the same game. Red Sox Rick Ferrell homers off brother pitcher Wes of Cleveland, who also homers

1936: Indians’ Bob Feller makes his major league debut in relief

1952: 15th modern Olympic Games open in Helsinki, Finland

1952: 39th Tour de France won by Fausto Coppi, of Italy

1958: 45th Tour de France won by Charly Gaul, of Luxembourg

1959: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Championship

1960: Giants Juan Marichal debuts, with a one-hitter against Philadelphia Phillies

1963: Philadelphia Phillies Roy Siever hits 300th home run

1964: 46th PGA Championship: Bobby Nichols shoots 271 at Columbus, Ohio

1964: Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Yankee Women’s Golf Open

1970: Judy Rankin wins LPGA Springfield Jaycee Golf Open

1970: 57th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx, of Belgium

1973: Willie Mays named to the All Star team for a record 24th time, tying Stan Musial

1977: 48th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-5 at Yankee Stadium

1980: 22nd modern Olympic Games opens in Moscow with boycott by US and others

1981: 110th British Golf Open: Bill Rogers shoots 276 to win at Royal St George’s

1981: 68th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault, of France

1986: Indians pitcher Phil Niekro wins his 307th game, tying him with Micky Welch

1986: Tim Witherspoon knocks out Frank Bruno in the 11th round to capture the World Heavyweight title

1987: Nick Faldo shoots 279 at Muirfield to win British Open golf

1989: Cleveland Indians Joe Carter has his fourth three home run game

1990: Pete Rose, of the Cincinnati Reds, sentenced to five months for tax evasion

1991: Cal Ripken plays in his 1,500th straight game.

1991: Mike Tyson’s alleged rape of Miss Black America contestant Desiree Washington occurred

1991: With NY Yankee’s victory, 10 of 14 American League teams are at .500 or better

1992: 30th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats Spain in Frankfurt, Germany (2-1)

1992: Juli Inkster wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic

1993: Last day of first-class cricket for Ian Botham

1996: 26th Olympic Games opens in Atlanta, Georgia

1998: 127th British Golf Open: Mark O’Meara shoots 280 to win at Royal Birkdale

2009: 138th British Golf Open: Stewart Cink shoots 278 to win at Turnberry

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