1859 1st intercollegiate baseball game, Amherst beats Williams 66-32 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
1893 San Francisco Bay City Club opens 1st US bicycle race track, made of wood
1901 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Arthur Gore beats defending 4-time champion R.F. Doherty 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 for his 1st of 3 Wimbledon singles titles
1903 Tour de France: Inaugural race begins in Montgeron, a south-eastern suburb of Paris
1904 Willie Anderson becomes the first 2-time Western Open golf champion, beating fellow Scot Alex Smith by 4 strokes at Michigan’s Kent CC
1910 Chicago’s White Sox Park (later Comiskey Park) opens – St Louis Browns beat White Sox, 2-0
1917 Reds’ Fred Toney pitches 2 complete games in doubleheader victories over Pirates, allows 3 hits each game, fewest allowed by any pitcher winning 2 MLB games in one day
1917 In contravention of state law, Robins (Dodgers) play their 1st Sunday MLB game in Brooklyn; owner and manager arrested but escape with a fine; Robins edge Philadelphia, 3-2
1919 SVV Scheveningen soccer club is established in the Dutch seaside town
1920 British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Cinque Ports GC: Scotsman George Duncan erases 13 stroke deficit after 36 holes to win his only major title; first Open played since WWII
1920 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: French superstar Suzanne Lenglen beats Dorothea Chambers 6-3, 6-0 to complete a sweep after taking the women’s & mixed doubles titles
1920 St Louis Cardinals become tenants of their AL rival St Louis Browns, as they abandon Robison Field midway through the MLB season and return to Sportsman’s Park
1931 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (MLB: Indians, NFL: Browns, 78,189 capacity) opens; demolished 1996
1938 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Don Budge beats England’s Henry Austin 6-1, 6-0, 6-3 for the 3rd leg of his Grand Slam
1947 Basketball Association of America (BAA), which later became the National Basketball Association (NBA), holds its inaugural college player draft
1949 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: American Ted Schroeder beats Jaroslav Drobný 3-6, 6-0, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 for his only Wimbledon singles title
1951 Cleveland Indians veteran hurler Bob Feller pitches his 3rd career no-hitter beating Detroit Tigers, 2-1
1952 The first NASCAR Grand National event is run outside of the US with Buddy Shuman winning the 200-lap race at Stamford Park, Ontario, Canada
1966 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Spaniard Manuel Santana wins last of 4 major titles beating American Dennis Ralston 6-4, 11-9, 6-4
1967 Bobby Unser wins both races at Mosport, Ontario, Canada, the first Champ Car races ever run outside the United States
1968 Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson’s streak of 47 2/3 scoreless innings (3rd most live era) ends on wild pitch but earns 8-1 win v LA Dodgers
1970 Dutch soccer club FC Utrecht is established (KNVB Cup 1985, 2003-04)
1973 1st US-China basketball game, US collegiates beats Shanghai 96-61
1973 Australian Bruce Crampton becomes the 5th golfer (but first non-American) to win more than $1m when 4th in the Western Open
1974 NFL players go on strike for 41 days challenging the ”Rozelle Rule” but had to wait until 1977 for new collective bargaining agreement
1977 East German sprinter Marlies Göhr sets world record for 100m (10.88) in Dresden, Germany
1982 PEC Zwolle ’82 soccer club renamed when purchased by Dutch businessman Marten Eibrink
1987 New York City radio station WFAN-AM commences first 24 hour all sports radio format
1995 All NBA business apart from the Draft is suspended until a new collective bargaining agreement made with the players – no games lost
1996 Canadian NHL franchise Winnipeg Jets officially moves to Arizona, renamed the Phoenix Coyotes
1996 In a tour match v India, Hampshire’s Kevan James becomes the only 1st class cricketer to take 4 wickets in 4 balls – and then score a century (103)
1998 NBA commences a player lockout after no agreement with players about salary issues – lasts 204 days with the season shortened by 50 games
2001 US Senior Open Men’s Golf, Salem CC: Bruce Fleischer wins his lone major title by 1 stroke from Gil Morgan and Isao Aoki of Japan
2005 Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers is suspended for 20 games and fined $50k for shoving a cameraman – sentence later overturned
2007 US Open Women’s Golf, Pine Needles: American Christie Kerr wins by 2 strokes from Lorena Ochoa & Angela Park
2011 NBA owners begin the second player lockout in 12 years, shortening the season by 16 games before a salary agreement was reached
2012 UEFA European Championship Final, Olympic Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine: Spain crush Italy, 4-0 to retain their title
2012 Senior Players Championship Men’s Golf, Fox Chapel GC: Joe Daley wins his lone career major title by 2 strokes from Tom Lehman
2018 PGA Women’s Championship, Kemper Lakes GC: Park Sung-hyun of South Korea wins in a playoff with Nasa Hataoka & Ryu So-yeon
2018 US Senior Open Men’s Golf, Broadmoor GC: David Toms wins by 1 stroke from Miguel Ã?ngel Jiménez, Jerry Kelly and Tim Petrovic

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