MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

CHICAGO WHITE SOX 5 SAN FRANCISCO 3

TEXAS 7 NY METS 3

CHICAGO CUBS 3 BOSTON 1

TAMPA BAY 6 TORONTO 2

TAMPA BAY 11 TORONTO 5

NY YANKEES 13 CLEVELAND 4

NY YANKEES 6 CLEVELAND 1

MINNESOTA 4 BALTIMORE 3

DETROIT 4 KANSAS CITY 3

SEATTLE 2 OAKLAND 1

HOUSTON 9 LA ANGELS 1

MIAMI 5 WASHINGTON 3

ST. LOUIS 7 PHILADELPHIA 6

ATLANTA 4 CINCINNATI 1

LA DODGERS 7 SAN DIEGO 2

COLORADO 11 ARIZONA 7

  

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

NASHVILLE 10 INDIANAPOLIS 8

FORT WAYNE 4 W. MICHIGAN 2

SOUTH BEND 2 BELOIT 1

 

WNBA

CHICAGO 91 PHOENIX 75

 

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

SEATTLE 2 TORONTO 0

VANCOUVER 1 LOS ANGELES FC 0

 

INDIANA PACERS SUMMER LEAGUE SCHEDULE

JULY 8, FRIDAY: 6 P.M., VS. CHARLOTTE, ESPN2

JULY 10, SUNDAY: 3 P.M., VS. SACRAMENTO, ESPN

JULY 12, TUESDAY: 9 P.M., VS. DETROIT, NBA TV

JULY 15, FRIDAY: 9 P.M., VS. WASHINGTON, ESPN2 

  

COLTS TRAINING CAMP

JULY 27, WEDNESDAY: OPEN PRACTICE, NOON

JULY 28, THURSDAY: KIDS’ DAY; OPEN PRACTICE, NOON

JULY 30, SATURDAY: “BACK TOGETHER SATURDAY”; OPEN PRACTICE, 7 P.M.

AUG. 2, TUESDAY: OPEN PRACTICE, NOON 

AUG. 3, WEDNESDAY: SALUTE TO SERVICE DAY; OPEN PRACTICE, NOON

AUG. 4, THURSDAY: OPEN PRACTICE, NOON 

AUG. 7, SUNDAY: “GIVE BACK SUNDAY”; OPEN PRACTICE, NOON

AUG. 8, MONDAY: OPEN PRACTICE, NOON

AUG. 10, WEDNESDAY: OPEN PRACTICE, NOON

AUG. 11, THURSDAY: OPEN PRACTICE, NOON

AUG. 13, SATURDAY: PRESEASON GAME AT BUFFALO, 4 P.M. ET

AUG. 16, TUESDAY: OPEN PRACTICE, NOON

AUG. 17, WEDNESDAY: FAN APPRECIATION DAY; OPEN PRACTICE WITH DETROIT LIONS, NOON

AUG. 18, THURSDAY: “THIRSTY THURSDAY”; OPEN PRACTICE WITH DETROIT LIONS, NOON

AUG. 20, SATURDAY: PRESEASON GAME VS. DETROIT, 1 P.M.

AUG. 23, TUESDAY: OPEN PRACTICE, NOON

AUG. 24, WEDNESDAY: OPEN PRACTICE, NOON

AUG., 25, THURSDAY: FINAL OPEN PRACTICE, 10 A.M. 

AUG. 27, SATURDAY: PRESEASON GAME VS. TAMPA BAY, 7:30 P.M.

Milt Stock sets a National League mark by having his fourth consecutive four-hit game, going 16-for-23 during the span to compile a .696 batting average. The 31-year-old second baseman’s offensive output, which includes three singles and a triple, helps the Robins beat the Giants at Ebbets Field, 6-3.

1912       Giants’ southpaw Rube Marquard wins his 19th consecutive game from the start of the season, beating Brooklyn at the Polo Grounds, 2-1. The 25-year-old future Hall of Famer, completing the campaign with a 26-11 record, compiles the most victories any pitcher has ever had to begin a year without suffering a defeat.

1925       Milt Stock sets a National League mark by having his fourth consecutive four-hit game, going 16-for-23 during the span to compile a .696 batting average. The 31-year-old second baseman’s offensive output, which includes three singles and a triple, helps the Robins beat the Giants at Ebbets Field, 6-3.

1929       The Cubs and the Reds become the first teams to turn nine double plays in a major league contest collectively. Chicago, responsible for five of the twin killings, beats Cincinnati at Wrigley Field, 7-5.

1932       With a Boston law that prohibited games from being played within 1000 feet of a church on Sundays now rescinded, the first Sunday game takes place at Fenway Park with the Red Sox dropping a 13-2 decision. The team played its Sunday games at Braves Field on Commonwealth Avenue until the law was changed, having played their first home contest on the Christian day of worship on April 28, 1929.

1936       San Diego minor leaguer Ted Williams, pinch-hitting for the pitcher in the seventh inning in a game against the Angels, gets his first professional hit, a long single off the right-field fence at LA’s Wrigley Field off Glen Babler. The 17-year-old Padres player stays in the PCL contest to replace the hurler he batted for, retiring the side in order, but will be removed from the mound in the next frame when he gives up two home runs.

1939       Cardinal first baseman Johnny Mize accumulates 13 total bases, hitting two home runs, a triple, and a double. The ‘Big Cat’s’ offensive output contributes to the Redbirds’ 5-3 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

1939       At Briggs Stadium, Ben Chapman ties a major league record when he collects three triples in the team’s 4-2 victory over the hometown Tigers. The Cleveland center fielder’s three-baggers today will account for a third of his total for the season.

1940       The Red Sox complete a 12-11 comeback over the A’s, scoring six times in the bottom of the ninth in the Fenway Park afternoon tilt. Having trailed by seven runs after seven innings, Boston ties the game in the final frame thanks to Ted Williams’ three-run homer and wins with Jimmie Foxx’s walk-off round-tripper.

1945       At Braves Field in Boston, the Cubs tally the most runs in their post-1900 history when they blast the Braves, 24-2. Phil Cavarretta, Don Johnson, and Stan Hack each score five times, tying a major league mark.

1947       The Indians purchase Larry Doby from the Newark Eagles. In two days, the 22-year-old center fielder will become the first black to play in the American League, appearing as a pinch-hitter against Chicago at Comiskey Park.

1948       Muskegon Clippers’ center fielder Dick Lane hits five homers, including two in the fifth inning, when the team beats the Fort Wayne Generals, 28 to 6. The 21-year old slugger goes 6-for-7, driving in ten runs in the Central League contest.

1949       At the Polo Grounds, New York southpaw Monty Kennedy, en route to a 16-0 rout of the Dodgers, hits a grand slam. Another 51 seasons will pass by before Shawn Estes becomes the next Giants hurler to go deep with the bases loaded in 2000.

1952       In a 14-2 victory over Brunswick, Cordele A’s third baseman Ralph Betcher goes deep for the Philadelphia farm club, accounting for the only home run the team will hit this season. ‘Froggie,’ a moniker given to the infielder because of his deep voice, records the only round-tripper in the 4,679 at-bats that the Class D team will take during the 139-game Georgia-Florida minor league season.

1958       In their 35th home date in L.A., the transplanted Dodgers reach the one million mark in attendance. Last season, the team drew only 1,028,258 fans, playing games at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City (NJ) and Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field.

1965       As part of the Farmer’s Night festivities, which attracts the largest crowd in nearly two years, at Municipal Stadium, A’s pitcher Diego Segui rides Charlie O., the team’s mule mascot, to the mound at the start of the game against the Twins. The promotion features a milking contest between Kansas City’s first baseman Ken Harrelson and Minnesota right-hander Al Worthington and a greased pig competition for the fans.

1965       After pinch-hitting a home run in a 10-8 loss to Cincinnati, Frank Thomas is placed on waivers by the Phillies due to his confrontation with Dick Allen, the reigning National League Rookie of the Year, who is presently batting .341. During batting practice before the Phillies’ game against Cincinnati at Connie Mack Stadium, the veteran outfielder and third baseman exchanged words resulting in their infamous fistfight, with teammates forbidden to provide details of the incident to the press without facing a stiff fine imposed by the club.

1966       Tony Cloninger hits two grand slams in the same game and collects nine RBIs , in the Braves’ 17-3 rout of the Giants at Candlestick Park. The 26-year-old pitcher becomes the first National League player to hit two bases-loaded home runs in the same game.

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1967       Billy Williams, Ron Santo, and Randy Hundley all homer for the Cubs in the first, and Rico Carty and Felipe Alou also go deep for the Braves in the same inning in Chicago’s 12-6 victory at Atlanta Stadium. The five round-trippers at the ‘Launching Pad’ tie a major league record for home runs hit by two teams in the same inning, but the barrage marks the first time the feat occurs in the opening frame.

1968       Luis Tiant strikes out nineteen Twins and scatters six hits in a ten-inning 1-0 complete-game victory against Minnesota at Cleveland Stadium. ‘El Tiante,’ who equals Sandy Koufax’s record for 41 strikeouts for three consecutive games, becomes the second hurler to whiff more than 18 batters in an American League contest, behind only the 21 Baltimore batters punched out by Tom Cheney of the Senators in a 16-inning game in 1962.

1970       All-Star Angels southpaw Clyde Wright, who improves his record to 12-5, no-hits the visiting A’s, 4-0, issuing three walks and recording one strikeout to the 29 batters he faces in the Anaheim Stadium contest. Skeeter, throwing only 98 pitches, completes his gem in one hour and 51 minutes.

1972       En route to a 15-3 rout of Detroit, the Orioles collect 17 hits and score 15 runs in the last four innings of the Tiger Stadium contest. During the nationally televised game, the O’s set a franchise record when the team bangs out 21 hits.

1973       Although neither starter will finish the game, the Perry siblings oppose one another for the only time in their careers. Jim gets a no-decision while his younger brother Gaylord takes the loss when the Tigers beat the Indians at Cleveland Stadium, 5-4.

1973       After waiting three hours to begin the game due to rain, the Reds beat San Francisco at Riverfront Stadium, 6-3. At the end of the contest, the Cincinnati fans are treated to the nation’s earliest Independence Day celebration, when the team begins launching fireworks at two o’clock in the morning.

1977       On his 24th birthday, Angel left-hander Frank Tanana tosses his 14th consecutive complete game with his 6-4 victory over Oakland at Anaheim Stadium. The win improves the southpaw’s record to 12-5, but he will finish the season at only 15-9, due to a ‘tired’ arm.

1983       At Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, the Rangers score 12 times in the 15th inning, making it the most runs scored by a team in extra innings. Texas beats the A’s in the previously tied game, 16-4.

1987       Paul Splittorff, the team’s all-time leader in victories, is inducted into the Royals’ Hall of Fame, along with late manager Dick Howser and infielder Cookie Rojas. The slender southpaw was the first player selected by the franchise to appear on its major league roster.

1987       On Dick Howser Day at Royals Stadium, the former manager, who died last month from brain cancer, is inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame. The club honors their late former manager (1981-86) by retiring his uniform number 10, the first digits retired in the franchise’s history.

1994       In a ceremony considered by many to be long overdue, the Indians retire the uniform number 14 worn by Hall of Famer Larry Doby, the first black to play in the American League. On this date exactly 47 years ago, Cleveland owner Bill Veeck purchased the 23-year-old from the Newark Eagles of the Negro National League.

1995       In a slugfest at Coors Field, Andres Galarraga enjoys a 6-for-6 performance at the plate when the Rockies collect 21 hits. The first baseman’s offensive output, which includes two homers and five RBIs, contributes to Colorado’s 15-10 victory over Houston.

1996       In a 10-6 Mets victory over Philadelphia, Alex Ochoa enjoys a 5-for-5 day at Veterans Stadium. With his eighth-inning homer, the 24-year-old right fielder becomes the sixth player in franchise history to hit for the cycle.

2001       The Padres tie a National League record, hitting four sacrifice flies in one game. The last one, lifted by shortstop D’Angelo Jimenez in the sixth inning, gives the Friars a 6-5 victory over Colorado at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium.

2002       Indian first baseman Jim Thome, in the team’s 11-8 loss at Yankees Stadium, homers in his seventh consecutive game. The seventh-inning solo shot, off southpaw David Wells, leaves the Indians’ slugger one shy of the major league record shared by Dale Long (1956, Pirates), Don Mattingly (Yankees, 1987), and Ken Griffey, Jr. (1993, Mariners).

2005       During the fireworks display at Pawtucket’s McCoy Stadium, two shells misfire, landing in the stands. Four or five employees of the Telstar Display Fireworks suffer minor burns, and some fans are injured when they stumble escaping from the mishap.

2006       Barry Bonds (41), Steve Finley (41), and birthday boy Moises Alou (40) become the first trio of 40-year-olds to start a game in the same outfield. The senior flycatchers combine to go 4-for-11 along with two stolen bases to help the Giants defeat Philadelphia, 5-3.

2009       Albert Pujols’ 8th-inning home run with the bases loaded proves to be the difference in the Cardinals’ 7-4 victory over the Reds. The grand slam, the tenth of his career, establishes a new franchise record, moving ‘El Hombre’ past Redbird Hall of Famer Stan Musial.

2010       With homers in his first two at-bats, Twins’ DH Jim Thome passes franchise legend Harmon Killebrew with 574 round-trippers and moves into tenth place on the all-time home run list. The team plays a previously recorded message from the much-beloved Hall of Famer in which he congratulates the designated hitter on the career accomplishment.

2013       Max Scherzer becomes the first pitcher in 27 years to begin the season 13-0 when the Tigers beat the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, 6-2. In 1986, Red Sox right-hander Roger Clemens started the year with 14 victories and no losses.

2013       CC Sabathia, throwing 121 pitches in seven innings, collects his 200th career win when the Yankees beat the Twins at Target Field, 3-2. With the victory, the 32-year-old southpaw continues his nearly six-year winning streak over Minnesota, compiling an 11-0 record, along with a 2.01 ERA, in his last 12 starts against the team.

2013       In his final attempt to play major league baseball after being given a 100-game suspension in 2011 for taking performance-enhancing drugs, Manny Ramirez agrees to a minor league deal with the Rangers. Due to his decreased bat speed while playing for the PCL’s Round Rock Express, the 41-year-old outfielder/DH will be released by Texas next month, effectively ending his controversial 19-year major league career with a lifetime .312 batting average.

2013       Yasiel Puig becomes the first player to be named Player of the Month for the first month he plays in the major leagues in the 55-year history of the award. The Dodger outfielder played in 26 games in June, compiling a .436 batting average, with his 44 base hits being the second-most ever by a first-month player, only behind Joe DiMaggio’s total of 48 in 1936.

2014       Used car salesman Andrew Rector files a $10 million defamation suit in the Bronx Supreme Court against the Yankees, MLB, ESPN, and the broadcast’s play-by-play man Dan Shulman and commentator John Kruk. The 26-year-old claims the commentary and photos of him at the April 13th nationally televised at Yankee Stadium showed him in a false light, damaged his reputation, and the fact that he was napping was not an issue of legitimate public concern.

2014       Rays manager Joe Maddon, known for keeping his team loose throughout the long season by implementing fun and innovative ideas, uses Tommy Tutone’s song, 867-53O9 Jenny, as the inspiration for his lineup. The last-place team’s batting order against Detroit has the center fielder (8) leading off, followed by the shortstop (6), then left fielder (7), with the third baseman (5) batting cleanup, and so on, with the second baseman and catcher to bat in the eighth and ninth position.

2016       At Fort Bragg, the Marlins beat the Braves, 5-4, in the first regular-season MLB game played in North Carolina. The contest, witnessed by 12,500 spectators made up of mostly current or former service personnel jammed into a temporary stadium constructed in less than four months, was staged on a military base to pay tribute to America’s Armed Forces.

2019       Joining Max Scherzer (2) and Jordan Zimmermann , Stephen Strasburg becomes the third National pitcher to throw an immaculate inning. In the fourth inning of the team’s 3-1 over the Marlins in Washington. the 30-year-old right-hander retires Garrett Cooper (looking), Neil Walker (swinging), and Starlin Castro (looking) on nine consecutive strikes.

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THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 3

1900 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Blanche Bingley-Hillyard beats rival and fellow Briton Charlotte Cooper 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

1900 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: R.F. Doherty beats Sydney Smith 6-8, 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 for his 4th consecutive Wimbledon singles title

1901 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Charlotte Cooper Sterry beats Blanche Bingley-Hillyard 6-2 6-2, her 4th of 5 Wimbledon singles titles

1905 American boxer Marvin Hart scores a 12th round KO of Jack Root in Reno, Nevada for the vacant world heavyweight title

1909 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Arthur Gore beats Josiah Ritchie 6-8, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 for back-to-back titles

1912 NY Giants pitcher Rube Marquard ties Tim Keefe’s 1888 MLB record 19 game win-streak with 2-1 win v Brooklyn Dodgers; has 21 with 2 end-of-season in 1911

1913 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: New Zealander Anthony Wilding wins 4th straight Wimbledon title beating American Maurice McLoughlin 8-6, 6-3, 10-8

1920 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Bill Tilden, becomes first American male to win Wimbledon beating defending champion Gerald Patterson of Australia 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4

1925 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen of France takes her 6th Wimbledon singles title with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Briton Joan Fry

1926 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Briton Kitty Godfree wins her second Wimbledon singles title with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Spaniard Lilí Álvarez

1931 German boxer Max Schmeling beats American Young Stribling by TKO in 15 in Cleveland in his first heavyweight title defence; first major fight broadcast live on national radio

1931 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: In the first ever all-German final, Cilly Aussem beats Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling 6-2, 7-5

1932 After 30 years as manager of the New York Giants, John McGraw retires from baseball (2,583 wins / 1,948 losses NY)

1936 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Home favourite Fred Perry beats Gottfried von Cramm of Germany 6-1, 6-1, 6-0 for his third straight Wimbledon singles title

1937 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Dorothy Round of England beats Poland’s Jadwiga Jędrzejowska 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 for her second Wimbledon title

1944 Oriole Park, then a minor league baseball stadium burns down in Baltimore; cause, speculated discarded cigarette

1948 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Louise Brough beats fellow American Doris Hart 6-3, 8-6 for the first of 3-straight Wimbledon singles titles

1951 PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Oakmont GC: Sam Snead beats Walter Burkemo, 7 & 6 for his 3rd PGA C’ship title

1953 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: American Vic Seixas wins his only Wimbledon singles title with a 9-7, 6-3, 6-4 over Dane Kurt Nielsen

1954 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Maureen Connolly wins her 3rd consecutive Wimbledon singles title beating fellow American Louise Brough 6-2, 7-5

1954 US Open Women’s Golf, Salem CC: Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins by a record 12 strokes from Betty Hicks in her comeback event 14 months after radical colon cancer surgery

1959 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: American-based Peruvian Alex Olmedo wins his only Wimbledon title beating Rod Laver of Australia 6-4, 6-3, 6-4

1959 British Open Men’s Golf, Muirfield: 23 year old South African Gary Player wins the first of his 9 major titles, 2 strokes clear of runners-up Fred Bullock and Flory Van Donck

1964 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: In an all-Australian final Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle 6-4, 12-10, 4-6, 6-3; Emerson’s 1st of 2 straight Wimbledon titles

1965 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Australian Margaret Smith beats Maria Bueno of Brazil 6-4, 7-5, her second of 3 Wimbledon singles titles

1966 US Open Women’s Golf, Hazeltine National GC: American Sandra Spuzich wins by 1 from Carol Mann for her only LPGA major title

1966 Atlanta Braves Tony Cloninger, 1st NL player and only pitcher to hit 2 grand slams in a MLB game (17-3 v SF Giants)

1968 Cleveland pitcher Luis Tiant strikes out MLB record 19 Minnesota Twins in 1-0 win; record for 10 inning game; also record 32 Ks in consecutive games

1970 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Margaret Court beats Billie Jean King 14-12, 11-9 for her third and final Wimbledon singles title, and 3rd leg of her successful Grand Slam

1970 California Angels pitcher Clyde Wright no-hits Oakland A’s, 4-0

1971 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: John Newcombe of Australia beats American Stan Smith 6-3, 5-7, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 for his third and final Wimbledon singles title

1973 Brothers Gaylord (Hall of Fame) and Jim Perry (3-time All Star) face each other for only time in MLB, Tigers beat Indians 5-4, Gaylord charged with loss

1974 Pitching in MLB-record 13th consecutive game for the LA Dodgers, Mike Marshall saves Tommy John’s 4-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds

1976 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Sweden’s Björn Borg beats Ilie Năstase of Romania 6-4, 6-2, 9-7 for the first of 5 straight Wimbledon titles

1977 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Lachute GC: Judy Rankin wins by 3 strokes from Pat Meyers and Sandra Palmer

1980 Biggest MLB crowd in 7 years, 73,096 watch Indians beat NY Yankees, 7-0 at Cleveland Stadium

1981 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Chris Evert beats Hana Mandlíková 6-2, 6-2 for her third and final Wimbledon singles title

1982 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 for the first of 6-straight Wimbledon singles titles

1983 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: American John McEnroe wins 5th career Grand Slam title; outclasses Chris Lewis of New Zealand 6-2, 6-2, 6-2

1983 Texas Rangers explode for MLB single extra innings record 12 runs in 15th inning of 16-4 win v Oakland

1984 After 22 years, England Test cricket spinner Derek Underwood hits a maiden 1st class century (111) for Kent v Sussex at Hastings

1984 West Indies cricket opener Gordon Greenidge scores brilliant 214 off 242 balls in 9-wicket Lord’s Test win v England

1987 Controversial NY Mets MLB star Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates for criticising his play; he is now an ordained minister

1988 Canadian Open Women’s Golf (du Maurier Classic), Vancouver GC: Sally Little wins by 1 stroke from Laura Davies of England

1988 Gene Nelson of the Oakland A’s becomes first AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973 in 9-8 win over Toronto Blue Jays

1989 Peter Koech of Kenya sets 3,000m steeplechase world record of 8:05.39 in Stockholm, Sweden

1989 Open Mind wins American thoroughbred racing’s Triple Tiara for fillies when Nite of Fun is disqualified in the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont

1991 Gateway Board of Trustees approve a 20-year lease for the Cleveland Indians to play MLB at Jacobs Field

1993 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: In the centenary women’s singles final, German Steffi Graf beats Czech Jana Novotná 7-6, 1-6, 6-4

1994 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: American Pete Sampras successfully defends title against Goran Ivanišević of Croatia 7-6, 7-6, 6-0

1994 US Senior Open Men’s Golf, Pinehurst Resort: South African Simon Hobday wins by 1 stroke from Graham Marsh of Australia and Jim Albus

1994 FIFA World Cup: In a huge upset Romania eliminates Argentina 3-2 from the round of 16 at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

1999 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Lindsay Davenport beats Steffi Graf 6-4, 7-5 for her only Wimbledon singles title

2004 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Maria Sharapova becomes first Russian player to win Wimbledon beating defending champion Serena Williams 6-1, 6-4

2005 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Roger Federer makes it 3 straight Wimbledon titles beating American Andy Roddick 6-2, 7-6, 6-4

2006 Detroit Red Wings legend Steve Yzerman officially retires from the NHL, finishing with 692 goals and 1,755 points

2006 US Open Women’s Golf, Newport CC: Annika Sörenstam wins her 10th and final major title by 4 strokes in a playoff with Pat Hurst

2007 America’s Cup: Swiss defender Alinghi beats Team New Zealand by 1 second to take the series 5-2 off Valencia, Spain

2010 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Serena Williams successfully defends her crown overpowering Vera Zvonareva of Russia 6-3, 6-2

2011 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Novak Đoković of Serbia beats Spaniard Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 for his first Wimbledon title

2018 Australian cricket batsman Aaron Finch breaks his own T20 International record smashing 172 from 76 balls vs Zimbabwe in Harare, opening stand with D’Arcy Short (223) also a record

2020 Major League Baseball All-Star Game planned to be hosted on July 14 by the LA Dodgers is cancelled due to government restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic

2020 MLB Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan announces he would review changing the organization’s name

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DAVE BANCROFT

David James Bancroft
Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1971
Primary team: Philadelphia Phillies
Primary position: Shortstop

As a rookie, Dave Bancroft helped bring the Philadelphia Phillies their first National League pennant.

From there, the slick-fielding shortstop known as “Beauty” was well on his way to the Hall of Fame.

Bancroft, who spent 16 big league seasons as a player and led four of his teams to NL pennants, was born April 20, 1891, in Sioux City, Iowa. He soon displayed keen hand-eye coordination that led to a career on the diamond.

Bancroft made his professional baseball debut in 1909 with Duluth of the Minnesota-Wisconsin League, then quickly joined Superior of the same league. In 1912, Bancroft was drafted by Portland of the Pacific Coast League – and after three seasons was sold to the Phillies before the 1915 campaign.

Bancroft quickly solidified Philadelphia’s infield, accepting a remarkable 892 chances at shortstop in that 1915 season to lead the Phillies into the World Series. Bancroft hit .294 in the Fall Classic, but the Phillies fell to the Red Sox in five games.

Over the next four years, Bancroft established himself as one of the National League’s best-fielding shortstops – and also as a consistently effective hitter. But in 1920, a contract dispute resulted in Bancroft’s trade to the Giants for Art Fletcher in a swap of shortstops.

Bancroft thrived in New York, hitting .299 in 108 games with the Giants in 1920. In 150 total games that year, Bancroft led all shortstops with a then-record 598 assists and 362 putouts.

The next season, Bancroft hit .300 for the first time (.318) while scoring a career-best 121 runs for the World Champion Giants. New York repeated as Fall Classic champions in 1922, with Bancroft hitting .321 with 209 hits and 117 runs scored. In the field in 1922, Bancroft accepted 1046 total chances, including 405 putouts – the fourth-best total among modern era shortstops. His 984 non-error total chances are the most for any shortstop in any season.

Injuries limited Bancroft to 107 games in 1923, and after that season – where Bancroft helped the Giants to their third straight NL pennant – he was traded to the Braves in a deal where Boston also received Casey Stengel. In Boston, Bancroft took over as player-manager and managed the Braves for four full seasons.

Bancroft finished out his playing career with two seasons in Brooklyn before a final campaign with the Giants in 1930. He retired with a .279 average, 2,004 hits, 320 doubles and 1,048 runs scored. In the field, Bancroft led all NL shortstops in putouts four times, assists three times and fielding percentage twice. His 4.623 career putouts at shortstop rank third on the all-time list.

Bancroft later managed in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, skippering the Chicago Colleens (1948), South Bend Blue Sox (1949-50) and Battle Creek Belles (1951).

Bancroft was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1971. He passed away on Oct. 9, 1972.