Contact Us

This Day in Sports History — July 3

Borg 1976
Hulton Archive

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on July 3 :

1905 — Marvin Hart knocked out Jack Root in 12 rounds at Reno, NV to win the heavyweight boxing title. (More info.)

1912 — New York Giants’ pitcher Rube Marquard defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers, 2-1, to win his 19th consecutive decision, a major league record for a single season that still stands. (More info.)

1944 — An early, minor league version of Oriole Park burned down in Baltimore. (More info.)

1947 — The Cleveland Indians purchased Larry Doby, who will become the first black player in the American League on July 5. (More info.)

1950 — New York Yankees’ manager Casey Stengel played longtime outfielder Joe DiMaggio at first base. (More info.)

1954 — Golfer Babe Didrikson Zaharias, who was battling cancer, won her third women’s U.S. Open at Salem Country Club in Massachusetts. (More info.)

1965 — Philadelphia Phillies’ teammates Dick Allen and Frank Thomas fought violently during batting practice. (More info.)

1968 — Cleveland Indians’ pitcher Luis Tiant struck out 19 Minnesota Twins in a 1-0 win. (More info.)

1976 — Swedish tennis star Bjorn Borg beat Ilse Nastase to win the first of his five consecutive men’s singles titles at Wimbledon. (More info.)

1983 — Evelyn Ashford and Calvin Smith each set world records in the 100-meters at the National Sports Festival at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (More info.)

Babes

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://espn1420.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on SPORTS RADIO ESPN 1420 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on SPORTS RADIO ESPN 1420 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!