TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 16

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 16

July 16 1920 — Babe Ruth breaks his season record of 29 homers with his 30th, leading the New York Yankees past the St. Louis Browns, 5-2. Ruth ends the season with 54. 1920 — The United States sweeps Australia in five matches to win the Davis Cup for the first time...
TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 16

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 15

July 15 1912 — Jim Thorpe wins the decathlon at the Stockholm Olympics and, in the closing ceremony, Sweden’s King Gustav proclaims Thorpe the world’s greatest athlete. 1921 — NY Yankees slugger Babe Ruth ties MLB record of 138 career home runs (held by Roger Connor...
TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 16

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 14

July 14 1912 — Kenneth McArthur runs Olympic record marathon (2:36:54.8). 1951 — Citation is the first horse to win $1 million in a career by taking the Hollywood Gold Cup by four lengths in Inglewood, Calif. Citation retires after the race with total earnings of...
TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 16

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 12

July 12 1901 — Cy Young of the Boston Red Sox wins his 300th game with a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia A’s. 1930 — Bobby Jones wins the U.S. Open. Jones, who also won the British Open, the American Amateur and the British Amateur, becomes the only golfer to take...