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    1905 Baseball Hall of Fame pitchers Rube Waddell (A's) and Cy Young (Boston) matchup in 20-inning classic, A's win 4-2\
    1910 "Fight of the Century": Jack Johnson beats James J. Jeffries by TKO in 15 in Reno
    1911 Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh halts Ty Cobb's 40-game hitting streak as Cobb goes 0 for 4
    1912 Jack Johnson beats "Fireman" Jim Flynn by disqualification in 9 in Las Vegas to retain world heavyweight boxing title
    1919 Jack Dempsey beats champion Jess Willard, retired in 3rd round
    1938 Phillies complete move to Shribe Park in Philadelphia, lose 10-5 to Boston Bees
    1939 Red Sox 3rd baseman Jim Tabor hits record-tying 2 grand slams in one MLB game, 18-12 win v Phillies
    1939 Lou Gehrig is first MLB player to have his number (4) retired on his "Appreciation Day" at Yankee Stadium, makes iconic "luckiest man" speech
    1947 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jack Kramer wins his only Wimbledon singles title beating fellow American Tom Brown 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
    1947 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Osborne beats Doris Hart 6-2, 6-4 for her only Wimbledon singles title
    1947 British Open Golf, Royal Liverpool: Irishman Fred Daly wins his only Open, 1 stroke ahead of Reg Horne and Frank Stranahan
    1950 Boston Braves slugger Sid Gordon ties MLB season grand slam record (4) with a bases loaded hit vs Phillies
    1958 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Ashley Cooper wins his only Wimbledon singles title beating Neale
    1960 LPGA Championship, Sheraton Hotel CC: Mickey Wright wins by 3 from Louise Suggs
    1960 Yankees outfielder Mickey Mantle hits 3-run homer vs Washington, 18th MLB player to hit 300 HRs
    1977 Red Sox end 9-game losing streak by smashing a MLB-record 8 HRs in a 9-6 win vs Toronto at Fenway Park
    1980 Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) fans Reds' Cesar Geronimo to become 4th pitcher to 3,000 MLB strikeouts
    1981 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe ends Björn Borg's streak of 5 straight Wimbledon titles
    1982 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-American classic, Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 for his second and final Wimbledon title
    1983 New York pitcher Dave Righetti no-hits the Boston Red Sox, 4-0 at Yankee Stadium
    1984 New York Yankees pitcher Phil Niekro strikes out Larry Parish (Texas Rangers) to become the 9th player to reach the 3,000 MLB strikeout milestone
    1987 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova earns 8th Wimbledon singles title with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Steffi Graf
    1993 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats fellow American Jim Courier 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 for his first of 7 Wimbledon titles
    2004 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins the second of 5 straight Wimbledon singles titles beating Andy Roddick 4-6, 7-5, 7-6, 6-4

    BIRTHDAYS
    1880 George Mullin, pitcher (Detroit Tigers-no-hitter on 7/4/1912)
    1894 Henry Carlson, basketball coach (originated figure 8 play)
    1918 Johnnie Parsons, American race car driver (d. 1984)
    1920 Norm Drucker, American basketball referee
    1929 Al Davis, American businessman and NFL team owner (Oakland Raiders)
    1929 Bill Tuttle, baseball player
    1929 Chuck Tanner, baseball player
    1930 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and owner of the NY Yankees
    1931 Rick Casares, NFL fullback (Chicago Bears), born in Tampa, Florida
    1942 Hal Lanier, baseball player
    1943 Emerson Boozer, College Hall of Fame and NFL running back
    1947 Morganna Roberts, (Baseball's kissing bandit)
    1948 Ed Armbrister, baseball player
    1954 Jim Beattie, baseball pitcher
    1962 Pam Shriver, tennis star (1991 US Open doubles/Olympic gold 1988)
    1963 Jose Oquendo, baseball player
    1964 Kevin Sutherland, American professional golfer,
    1965 Harvey Grant, NBA forward
    1971 Brendan Donnelly, American
    1974 La'Roi Glover, American football player
    1981 Francisco Cruceta, Dominican baseball player
    1986 Terrance Knighton, American NFL Player
     
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    1904 NY Giants 18-game winning streak ends as Phillies win 6-5 in 10 innings at Huntington Park
    1906 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats May Sutton 6-3, 9-7 for her 3rd of 7 Wimbledon singles titles
    1906 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 for his 5th straight Wimbledon singles title
    1914 MLB Boston Braves (26-40) are 15 games back in NL, go on to win World Series 4-0 vs Philadelphia A's
    1937 NY Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio hits 20th HR of the season but 1st career grand slam in 8-4 win vs Boston Red Sox
    1946 British Golf Open, St Andrews: Sam Snead beats Johnny Bulla and Bobby Locke by 4 strokes
    1947 Cleveland Indians rookie Larry Doby becomes 1st black player in AL when he strikes out in 6-5 loss vs Chicago WS
    1949 NY Giants purchase Monty Irvin and Henry Thompson, their 1st African American players
    1957 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lew Hoad successfully defends in crown beating fellow Australian Ashley Cooper 6-2, 6-1, 6-2
    1957 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson becomes the first black female athlete to win Wimbledon beating Darlene Hard 6-3, 6-2
    1961 St Louis Cardinals first baseman Bill White smashes 3 HRs & a double in 9-1 rout of LA Dodgers
    1968 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Judy Tegart 9-7, 7-5 to earn first ever prize money (£750) offered at Wimbledon
    1969 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats John Newcombe 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 for the 3rd leg of his Grand Slam
    1970 US Open Women's Golf, Muskogee CC: Donna Caponi successfully defends her title by 1 from Sandra Haynie and Sandra Spuzich
    1974 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert wins her first Wimbledon title beating Russian Olga Morzova 6-0, 6-4
    1975 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe becomes first African-American male to win Wimbledon, beats Jimmy Connors 6-1, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4
    1980 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Björn Borg beats John McEnroe 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7, 8-6 for his 5th straight Wimbledon crown
    1986 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Hana Mandlíková 7-6, 6-3 for her 7th Wimbledon singles title
    1987 A's 1st baseman Mark McGwire becomes first rookie to hit 30 HRs before the MLB All-Star Game as Oakland beats Red Sox, 6-2
    1991 MLB owners approve Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins as new NL franchises to start play in 1993
    1992 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Andre Agassi wins his first of 8 Grand Slam titles beating Goran Ivaniševic
    1993 As' outfielder Rickey Henderson leads off both games of Oakland's doubleheader vs Cleveland with homers (first time since 1913)
    1998 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Goran Ivaniševic 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 for his 5th of 7 Wimbledon titles
    2003 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams successfully defends her title beating older sister Venus 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
    2008 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams successfully defends her title beating younger sister Serena 7-5, 6-4

    BIRTHDAYS

    1923 John McKay, WV, football coach (USC, Tampa Bay, 5X Rose Bowl champ)
    1939 Booker Edgerson, American football player
    1943 Curt Blefary [Curtis Le Roy], American baseball player (1965 AL rookie of year, The Sporting News Rookie of the Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
    1950 Gary Matthews, baseball player (1973 NL rookie of year)
    1951 Richard "Goose" Gossage, relief pitcher (Yankees, Padres, A's)
    1956 James Lofton, NFL wide receiver (Bills, Packers, Raiders)
    1968 Nate Singleton, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)
    1969 Haylea Petrie, Australian softball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996)
    1970 Doug Bochtler, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
    1981 Jesse Crain, Canadian baseball player
     
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    1928 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-French final René Lacoste beats defending champion Henri Cochet 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
    1929 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In the first all-American final Helen Wills Moody beats Helen Jacobs 6-1, 6-2
    1932 Cubs future All Star shortstop Billy Jurges is shot twice in Chicago hotel room by a spurned girlfriend, Violet Popovich Valli, no charges
    1933 1st MLB All Star Game: AL wins 4-2 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Babe Ruth hits first All Star home run
    1938 6th MLB All Star Game: NL wins 4-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati on 4 AL errors
    1941 NY Yankees team unveils a monument to former captain Lou Gehrig in center field, Gehrig died the previous month
    1942 10th MLB All Star Game: AL wins 3-1 at Polo Grounds, New York, AL runs are homers
    1949 Cincinnati Reds catcher Walker Cooper goes 6 for 7, (3 HRs, 3 singles, 5 runs scored, 10 RBI) in 23-4 win v Cubs
    1951 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Dick Savitt wins his only Wimbledon title beating Ken McGregor of Australia 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
    1951 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Doris Hart outclasses fellow American Shirley Fry 6-1, 6-0 for her only Wimbledon singles title
    1956 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian matchup Lew Hoad wins his first of 2 Wimbledon singles crowns beating Ken Rosewall 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
    1956 MLB Commissioner Ford Frick inaugurates Cy Young Award, to honour baseball's outstanding pitcher of the season
    1959 LPGA Championship, Sheraton Hotel CC: Betsy Rawls wins by 1 stroke from Patty Berg
    1962 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats fellow Australian Martin Mulligan 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 for the 3rd leg of his first Grand Slam
    1974 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors wins his first of 2 Wimbledon singles titles beating Ken Rosewall
    1979 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova successfully defends her title beating Chris Evert Lloyd 6-4, 6-4
    1986 100th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker successfully defends his title beating Ivan Lendl
    1989 Ex-Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt becomes the first retired MLB player to be named to start the All Star game, he elected not to play
    1991 Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina 6-4, 3-6, 8-6 for her 3rd Wimbledon crown
    1997 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Cédric Pioline of France 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 for his 10th Grand Slam title
    1997 Montreal Expos retire Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Andre Dawson's uniform #10
    2002 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats older sister Venus 7-6, 6-3 for her first Wimbledon singles title
    2003 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Australian Mark Philippoussis 7-6, 6-2, 7-6 for his first Grand Slam title

    BIRTHDAYS
    1888 Annette Kellerman, Australian swimmer (Million Dollar Mermaid), born in Sydney, New South Wales
    1946 Fred Dryer, Hawthone California, NFLer
    1947 Lance Clemons, baseball player
    1954 Willie Randolph, MLB second baseman and manager
    1956 Matt Bahr, NFL kicker
    1960 Lauri Merten, American LPGA golfer (1993 US Women's Open)
    1965 Tim Camargo, American jockey
    1967 David Whitmore, NFL strong safety
    1967 Omar Olivares, Mayaguez Puerto Rico
    1968 Alvin Harper, NFL wide receiver
    1969 Sophia Witherspoon, WNBA guard
    1970 Antonio Harvey, NBA center/forward
    1972 Billy Davis, NFL wide receiver
    1972 Greg Norton, American baseball player
    1980 Pau Gasol, Spanish basketball player
    1981 Nnamdi Asomugha, American football player
    1986 Derrick Williams, American football player
     
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    1887 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod becomes youngest ever Wimbledon champion (15 years, 285 days), beats Blanche Bingley 6-2, 6-0
    1887 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Herbert Lawford wins his only Wimbledon title beating Ernest Renshaw 1-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
    1914 Baltimore Orioles owner Jack Dunn offers Babe Ruth, Ernie Shore & Ben Egan for $10k to Connie Mack (Philadelphia A's), refuses pleading poverty
    1919 Philadelphia Phillies tie MLB record of 8 steals in an innings (9th) in a 10-5 loss vs NY Giants
    1919 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In the first all-Australian final Gerald Patterson beats Norman Brookes 6-3, 7-5, 6-2
    1923 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats Kitty McKane 6-2, 6-2 for her 5th straight Wimbledon singles title
    1923 Cleveland Indians set an AL record 27 runs including 13 in the 6th in 27-3 win v Boston Red Sox
    1924 American Robert LeGendre sets then long jump world record at 25' 5½" in Paris, France
    1928 American Edward Hamm sets then long jump world record at 25' 11" at Cambridge, Massachusetts
    1936 4th MLB All Star Game, Braves Field, Boston: After losing the first 3 AS Games, NL wins 4-3, 4 different Cubs players score the runs
    1937 5th MLB All Star Game, Griffin Stadium, Washington: AL wins 8-3, Lou Gehrig drives in 4 runs with HR & double
    1948 Cleveland Indians stun MLB by signing 42 year old veteran Negro Leagues pitcher Satchel Paige
    1959 26th MLB All Star Game, Forbes Field, Pittsburgh: Willie Mays triples to score Hank Aaron as NL wins 5-4
    1962 Bill Hartack becomes 8th jockey to win 3,000 American thoroughbred races
    1964 35th MLB All Star Game, Shea Stadium, New York: NL wins 7-4 on the back of Johnny Callison's 3-run 9th inning homer
    1967 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe outclasses Wilhelm Bungert of Germany 6-3 ,6-1, 6-1 for his 1st of 3 Wimbledon singles titles
    1967 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats local favourite Anne Jones 6-3, 6-4 for the 2nd of 3 straight Wimbledon singles titles
    1978 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova wins her first Grand Slam singles title beating Chris Evert 2-6, 6-4, 7-5
    1980 American boxer Larry Holmes scores a 7th round TKO of Scott LeDoux in Bloomington, Minnesota in defence of his WBC heavyweight title
    1984 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 7-6, 6-2 for her 26th Grand Slam title
    1993 Lenny Dykstra hits bases loaded 2-run double to end Phillies 7, LA Dodgers 6 in 20 innings in Philadelphia
    1996 US Open Senior Golf, Canterbury GC: Dave Stockton wins by 2 strokes from Hale Irwin
    1998 69th MLB All Star Game, Coors Field, Denver: In the highest scoring AS Game in history, AL wins 13-8
    2013 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Andy Murray beats Novak Ðokovic 6-4. 7-5. 6-4 to become the first British man to win a Wimbledon singles title since 1936

    BIRTHDAYS
    1906 [Leroy] Satchel Paige, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, born in Mobile, Alabama
    1921 Ezzard Charles, American world heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51)
    1955 Len Barker, American baseball player
    1960 Ralph Sampson, NBA center (Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets)
    1963 Lance Johnson, outfielder (NY Mets), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
    1966 Hector Burba, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Dayton, Ohio
    1966 Jeff Shaw, Washington Ohio, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
    1968 Chuck Knoblauch, shortstop (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins), born in Houston, Texas
    1968 Reggie Cobb, NFL running back
    1970 Michael McCrary, NFL defensive end
    1972 Darnay Scott, NFL wide receiver
    1972 Stoney Case, NFL quarterback
    1973 Matt Mantei, American baseball player
    1980 John Buck, American baseball player
     
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    1898 Phillies' Red Donahue no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
    1900 1st night baseball, league game (Zanesville at Grand Rapids)
    1902 John McGraw, accused by Ban Johnson of trying to wreck Baltimore & Washington clubs, negotiates his release from the Orioles
    1905 22nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: May Sutton beats Dorothea Chambers 6-3, 6-4
    1905 29th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats N Brookes (8-6 6-2 6-4)
    1909 1st pro baseball game (minor league) played under lights
    1918 Babe Ruth's blast over the fence in Fenway scores Amos Strunk, the Red Sox win 1-0 over Cleve, prevailing rules reduce Babe's HR to a triple
    1928 Phillies set record of errorless 25 inning doubleheader
    1933 68th British Golf Open: Denny Shute shoots a 292 at Old Course at St Andrews
    1935 3rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1
    1941 9th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-5
    1946 Baseball grants $5,000 minimum salary
    1947 14th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
    1949 Monte Irvin & Hank Thompson, 1st black players for New York Giants, 4-3 loss to Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field
    1952 19th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 in 5 at Shibe Park, Phila
    1955 84th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 281 at St Andrews
    1956 Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Syracuse Golf Open
    1957 Baseball Owners re-elect Commissioner Ford Frick
    1958 25th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Memorial Stadium, Balt
    1960 Fidel Castro ends Havana's International League team, Sugar Kings move to New Jersey
    1961 75th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver of Australia beats American Chuck McKinley
    1970 SF Giant Jim Ray Hart is 8th to get 6 RBIs in an inning
    1972 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King earns her 8th Grand Slam singles title beating Evonne Goolagong
    1973 NY Mets are 12½ games back in NL and go on to win pennant
    1974 Yank shortstop Jim Mason ties record with 4 doubles in 9 inn game
    1978 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Björn Borg beats Jimmy Connors
    1979 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
    1980 51st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-2 at Dodger Stadium, LA
    1980 All star MVP: Ken Griffey
    1984 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe defends his crown thrashing fellow American Jimmy Connors
    1985 Marge Schott becomes CEO of Cincinnati Reds
    1989 Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf successfully defends her title beating Martina Navratilova
    1990 Brewers beat Angels 20-7, including 13 in 5th inning
    1990 FIFA World Cup Final: 85th minute penalty by Andreas Brehme gives West Germany 1-0 win over Argentina in Rome
    1990 Trailing 7-0, Brewers tie Angels & then score 13 in 5th to win 20-7
    1990 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Boris Becke
    1994 Preliminary trial rules there is enough evidence to try O.J. Simpson
    1995 102nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (4-6 6-1 7-5)
    1997 68th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1
    2001 108th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Justine Henin
    2012 126th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Andy Murray
    2015 The NFL's Washington Redskins have their trademark vacated on the grounds it may cause offence to native Americans

    BIRTHDAYS
    1859 Hank O'Day, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher/umpire/manager (umpire 10 World Series), born in Chicago
    1931 Roone Arledge, American President of ABC Sports
    1935 John David Crow, football player (Heisman Trophy 1957)
    1952 Jack Lambert, American football player
    1956 Millard Frank Hampton, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1976)
    1963 Bob Ctvrtlik, volleyball outsider (Olympic gold 1988, bronze 1992, 96)
    1969 Bobby Ayala, Oxnard CA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
    1969 Dana Hall, NFL safety (Cleveland Browns)
    1969 Ernie Young, outfielder (Oakland A's), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1969 Lisa Arce, Manhattan Beach CA, WPVA volleyballer (National-4th-1995)
    1971 Jeff Kopp, NFL linebacker
    1972 Tom Hutton, NFL punter/kicker (Philadelphia Eagles)
    1974 Demetrius Allen, NFL wide receiver
    1982 Hakim Warrick, American basketball player
    1983 John Bowker, American baseball player
     
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    1877 First ever Wimbledon tennis championship begins - first official lawn tennis tournament - men's singles only
    1891 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley 6-2, 6-1 in a repeat matchup and result of the 2 previous finals
    1932 Washington Redskins (then Boston Braves) formed
    1933 Frankford Yellowjackets sold, rechristened Philadelphia Eagles
    1937 72nd British Golf Open: Henry Cotton shoots a 290 at Carnoustie Golf Links
    1940 8th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-0 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
    1946 13th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 12-0 at Fenway Park, Boston
    1949 British Golf Open, Royal St.George's GC: South African Bobby Locke wins in a playoff with Irishman Harry Bradshaw
    1953 Phillies Robin Roberts ends streak of 28 consecutive complete games
    1957 24th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-6 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
    1959 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Open
    1959 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Hoosier Celebrity Golf Tournament
    1963 34th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3
    1963 All star MVP: Willie Mays
    1966 95th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 282 at Muirfield Gullane to become only 4th person in history to win all 4 majors
    1968 Wilt Chamberlain becomes the first reigning NBA MVP to be traded the next season when he moves from Philadelphia 76'ers to LA Lakers
    1968 39th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 1-0 at Astrodome, Houston
    1968 All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants), 1st player to win a second time
    1969 Tom Seaver's no-hit bid against Cubs ends with 1 out in 9th
    1978 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
    1986 Padres trade pitcher Tim Stoddard to Yankees for pitcher Ed Whitson
    1988 Nolan Ryan is 7th to win 100 game on 2 teams, as Astro beat Mets 6-3
    1991 62nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2
    1991 All star MVP: Cal Ripken Jr
    1994 11,000th HR in NY Yankees history (Matt Nokes)
    1995 109th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Boris Becker
    1996 67th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Veterans Stadium, Phila
    1996 All star MVP: Mike Piazza (LA Dodgers)
    1997 Baseball's triple A American Association (formed in 1902) votes to disband
    2000 107th Wimbledon Women's Tennis
    : Venus Williams beats L Davenport
    2002 73rd All Star Baseball Game: 7-7 tie when both teams ran out of available pitchers
    2006 120th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal
    2016 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3, equalling Steffi Graf's 22 Grand Slam singles tiles

    BIRTHDAYS

    1937 Clemon Daniels, American football halfback and AFL player of year 1963
    1937 Marty Springstead, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor
    1947 O.J. Simpson [Orenthal James], NFL Running Back
    1955 Willie Wilson, American baseball player, born in Montgomery, Alabama
    1958 Bob Crudgington, Australian softball head coach (Olympic bronze 1996)
    1964 Ronnie Grandison, NBA forward
    1964 Scott Rachal Verplank, PGA golfer
    1969 Jerry Drake, NFL defensive linesman
    1970 Trent Green, NFL quarterback
    1971 Chadrick Brown, NFL defensive end
    1972 Derek Mills, 400m runner
    1972 Pete Kendall, NFL guard
    1973 Kelly Holcomb, NFL/WLAF quarterback (Buccaneers, Barcelona Dragons)
     
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    1914 Boston Red Sox purchase Babe Ruth from Baltimore Orioles
    1926 30th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 293 at Scioto CC
    1929 In game between Pirates and Phillies 9 HRs hit 1 in each inning
    1934 2nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-7 at Polo Grounds, New York
    1936 Phillies Chuck Klein becomes 4th to hit 4 HRs in a game
    1951 18th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-3 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
    1953 82nd British Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 282 at Carnoustie Dai Rees
    1956 23rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-3 at Griffith Stadium
    1960 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Youngstown Kitchens (Trumball Golf Open)
    1962 32nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at D.C. Stadium, Washington
    1962 All star MVP: Maury Wills (LA Dodgers)
    1964 93rd British Golf Open: Tony Lema shoots a 279 at St Andrews
    1966 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
    1968 US Major League baseball announces it will split into 2 divisions for 1969
    1971 100th British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 278 at Royal Birkdale
    1988 Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
    1990 61st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-0 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
    1990 All star MVP: Julio Franco (Texas Rangers)
    1992 John Ellis becomes CEO of Seattle Mariners
    1992 US Major Soccer League folds after 14 seasons
    1997 Hideki Irabu makes his debut as a NY Yankee, he beats Tigers 10-3
    1999 FIFA Women's World Cup Final: 0-0 a.e.t. but US wins 2nd WC, 5-4 on penalties over China at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
    2001 72nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Safeco Field, Seattle
    2002 10th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Venus Williams win
    2007 78th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-4 at AT&T Park, San Francisco
    2012 83rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-0 at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas

    BIRTHDAYS
    1888 Graham McNamee, early sportscaster (1st Rose Bowl)
    1917 Hugh Alexander, American baseball player
    1921 Eunice Shriver, founder (Special Olympics)
    1922 Jake LaMotta, middleweight boxing champion (1949-51) (portrayed in Raging Bull), born in The Bronx
    1943 Arthur Ashe, American tennis player (3 Grand Slam singles titles
    1954 Andre Dawson, MLB outfielder (Expos, Cubs, 1987 NL MVP), born in Miami, Florida
    1960 Roger Craig, NFL reciever
    1964 Urban Meyer, American football coach
    1965 Buddy Groom, pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Dallas, Texas
    1965 Scott Michael McCarron, PGA golfer (1995 Las Vegas-3rd)
    1969 Marty Cordova, outfielder (Minnesota Twins)
    1971 Brent Alexander, NFL
     
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    1900 Charlotte Cooper beats Hélène Prévost to become the 1st female Olympic tennis champion and the 1st individual female Olympic champion in any sport
    1914 Babe Ruth debuts as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox, he beats Cleve 4-3
    1931 NY Giants beat Phillies 23-8
    1939 7th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Yankee Stadium, New York NY Yankee/AL manager Joe McCarthy starts 6 Yankees
    1944 12th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh
    1950 17th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 in 14 at Comiskey Park, Chic Ted Williams breaks his elbow; 1st extra inning All Star Game
    1952 British Golf Open, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: 3 titles in 4 years for Bobby Locke beating Peter Thomson by a stroke
    1960 28th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, KC
    1961 30th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 in 10 at Candlestick Park, San Francisco
    1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Midwest Golf Open
    1967 38th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 15 at Anaheim Stadium, CA
    1967 All star MVP: Tony Perez (Cincinnati Reds)
    1968 Earl Weaver replaces Hank Bauer as manager of Orioles
    1971 Jane Blalock wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
    1971 Phillies Deron Johnson 3 HRs caps his 4 in a row
    1976 31st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by JoAnne Carner
    1978 49th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-3 at San Diego Stadium
    1978 All star MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers) collects his second award
    1982 3rd U.S. Senior Golf Open: Miller Barber wins by 4 strokes from Dan Sykes & Gene Littler
    1982 Hollis Stacy wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
    1984 55th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Candlestick Park, San Francisco
    1985 Astros' Nolan Ryan, 1st to strike out 4000 (Mets' Danny Heep)
    1987 Orioles' Cal Ripkin becomes 1st to manage 2 sons, as Billy joins Cal
    1988 Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor
    1989 60th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim All star MVP: Bo Jackson (KC Royals)
    1989 President Ronald Reagan sportscasts All Star Game
    1993 14th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus
    1993 Nancy Lopez wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic
    1995 66th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 at Ballpark at Arlington Tx
    1995 All star MVP: Jeff Conine (Florida Marlins)
    1999 20th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Dave Eichelberger
    2000 71st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-3 at Turner Field, Atlanta
    2006 77th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-2 at PNC Park, Pittsburgh
    2012 20th ESPY Awards: LeBron James, Brittney Griner win
    2012 Steve Nash is traded by the Phoenix Suns to the Los Angeles Lakers
    2015 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams becomes oldest winner in Open era (33) beating Garbiñe Muguruza 6-4, 6-4

    BIRTHDAYS
    1930 Gregory C Bell, Terre Haute Ind, long jumper (Olympic gold 1956)
    1953 Leon Spinks, heavyweight boxing champ (1978, Olympic gold 1976), born in St. Louis, Missouri
    1962 Dale Hellestrae, NFLer (Dallas Cowboys)
    1967 Andy Ashby, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
    1967 Donne Wall, Potosi MO, pitcher (Houston Astros)
    1968 Esera Tuaolo, NFL defensive tackle
    1970 Billy Ashley, Taylor MI, outfielder (LA Dodgers)
    1972 Joe Johnson, NFL defensive end (New Orleans Saints)
    1972 Ken Irvin, NFL cornerback (Buffalo Bills)
    1973 Christine Monge, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
    1975 Willie Anderson, American football player
    1981 Mary Beth Arnold, Reno Nevada, gymnast (World-bronze-95)
    1981 Andre Johnson, American football player
    1982 Chris Cooley, American football player
    1984 Yorman Bazardo, Venezuelan baseball player
     
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    1901 Cy Young wins his 300th game
    1921 Babe Ruth sets record of 137 career home runs
    1927 Babe Ruth hits 30th of 60 HRs
    1928 1st televised tennis match
    1930 34th US Golf Open: Robert T "Bobby" Jones wins
    1931 45,715 fans in 35,000 seat Sportsman Park St Louis, help cause many ground ruled doubles, 11 in 1st game & 21 in 2nd game for 32
    1934 Willy de Supervise swims world record 400m (5:16.0)
    1945 Cubs stop Braves Tommy Holmes modern-day NL hitting streak at 37 games
    1946 Vance Dinges hits only Phillie pinch hit inside-the-park HR
    1949 16th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-7 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
    1949 Baseball owners agree to erect warning paths before each fence
    1949 LA Rams sign Norm Van Brocklin
    1951 NY Yankees Allie Reynolds no-hits Cleveland Indians, 8-0
    1954 Major League Baseball Players Association founded
    1955 22nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 in 12 at County Stad, Milw
    1959 NBC uses cameras to show catchers signals during Yankee-Red Sox game
    1960 Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Hoosier Celebrity Golf Tournament
    1964 19th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright
    1966 37th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 10 at Busch Stad, St Louis
    1966 All star MVP: Brooks Robinson (Balt Orioles)
    1969 98th British Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 280 at Royal Lytham
    1970 99th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at St Andrews
    1975 104th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 279 at Carnoustie
    1979 "Disco Demolition Night" at Comiskey Park: fans go wild destroying disco records and cause the White Sox to forfeit second game of a doubleheader to the Detroit Tigers
    1987 8th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Gary Player wins
    1987 Phillies Kent Tekulve pitches his 900th game in relief
    1988 59th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
    1988 All star MVP: Terry Steinbach (Oakland A's)
    1988 Margo Adams alleges Red Sox Wade Boggs had an affair with her
    1989 NY Yankee pitching great Ron Guidry retires (170-91 .651, 3.29 ERA)
    1990 Chicago White Sox Melido Perez no-hits Yankees 8-0 in a rain shortened 6 inning game at Yankee Stadium (7th no-hitter of 1990)
    1992 13th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Larry Laoretti wins
    1992 Betsy King wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament
    1994 65th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-8 at 3 Rivers Stad, Pitts
    1994 All star MVP: Fred McGriff (Atlanta Braves)
    1996 Kirby Puckett retires from Minnesota Twins
    1996 Michael Jordan signs a NBA contract for 1 year for $25 million
    1997 Cubs play in their 5,000th consecutive game without being no-hit
    1997 Pirates Francisco Cordova & Ricardo Rincon no-hit Astros 3-0 in 10 inn
    2005 76th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-5 at Comerica Park, Detroit
    2011 82nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-1 at Chase Field, Phoenix
    2015 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Ðokovic successfully defends his title beating Roger Federer

    BIRTHDAYS
    1932 Otis Crandell Davis, Ala, 400m/4X400m relayer (Olympic gold 1960)
    1935 Chris Burger, cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1957-58)
    1938 Mickey Stratton, Meriden Ct, softball catcher (Hall of Fame 1969)
    1938 Ron Fairly, American baseball player
    1943 Paul Silas, NBAer (Boston Celtic, Seattle SuperSonic)
    1949 Rick Hendrick, American NASCAR team owner, and car dealer.
    1956 Mario Soto, Dominican baseball player
    1965 Michael Stewart, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins)
     
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    1881 5th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats J Hartley (6-0 6-1 6-1)
    1889 6th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley beats Lena Rice (4-6 8-6 6-4)
    1889 13th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats E Renshaw (6-4 6-1 3-6 6-0)
    1896 Ed Delahanty becomes 2nd major leaguer to hit 4 HRs in a game as Phillies lose 9-8 to Chicago Colts
    1900 Phillies beat Pittsburgh 23-8
    1919 Chicago White Sox pitcher Carl Mays walks off mound blaming teammates for lack of support afield
    1924 Albin Stenroos wins Olympic marathon (2:41:22.6)
    1934 Babe Ruth hits HR #700 (against Detroit)
    1941 Eddie Mayo (LA-Pacific Coast League), spits in face of umpire Ray Snyder
    1943 11th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Shibe Park, Philadelphia
    1948 15th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-2 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
    1950 Doctors remove 7 bone fragments from Ted Williams' elbow
    1954 21st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-9
    1958 13th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright
    1958 87th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 278 at Royal Lytham
    1958 Patty Berg wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
    1960 29th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Yankee Stadium, New York
    1962 91st British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 276 at Royal Troon
    1963 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Early Wynn, wins his 300th and last MLB game at 43
    1963 92nd British Golf Open: Bob Charles shoots a 277 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
    1965 36th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 at Metropolitan Stadium, Minnesota
    1965 All star MVP: Juan Marichal (SF Giant)
    1968 97th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 289 at Carnoustie Scotland
    1971 42nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-4 at Tiger Stadium, Detroit
    1971 All star MVP: Frank Robinson (Baltimore Orioles)
    1972 LA Rams (Irsay) & Baltimore Colts (Rosenbloom) swap owners
    1974 103rd British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 282 at Royal Lytham
    1975 Carol Mann wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
    1976 47th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Veterans Stadium, Phila
    1976 All star MVP: George Foster (Cincinnati Reds)
    1979 Calif's Nolan Ryan and Boston's Steve Renko each lose no-hitters in 9th
    1982 53rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Olympic Stadium, Montreal
    1982 All star MVP: Dave Conception (Cincinnati Reds)
    1985 NY Yankees retire Roger Maris (9) and Elston Howard (32) uniforms
    1988 Red Sox replace manager John McNamara with Joe Morgan
    1991 Bob Milacki & 3 other Balt Oriole pitchers no-hit A's 2-0
    1993 64th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-3 at Camden Yards, Baltimore
    1993 All star MVP: Kirby Puckett (Minnesota Twins)
    1999 70th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Fenway Park, Boston
    2003 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Point Grey CC: Beth Daniel wins by 1 from Julie Inkster
    2004 75th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Minute Maid Park, Houston
    2010 81st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Angel Stadium, Anaheim

    BIRTHDAYS
    1948 Don Sweet, CFL, NFL place kicker (Montreal, Green Bay), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
    1948 Tony Kornheiser, American sports journalist
    1954 David Thompson, NBA guard
    1956 Bill Caudill, American MLB reliever (All Star 1984), born in Santa Monica, California
    1958 Joy Scott, American jockey, born in California
    1963 Anthony "Spud" Webb, NBA guard (5f 7inch slam dunk champion)
    1967 Pat Rapp, Jennings LA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
    1967 Tony Massenburg, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
    1968 Kai Bjorn, CFL offensive linebacker
    1969 Kim Braatz, female outfielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Santa Ana, California
    1972 Clint Sodowsky, Ponca City OK, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
    1972 Sean Waltman, American wrestler
    1978 Ryan Ludwick, American baseball player