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Today In Sports History for July 31

...string. Foytack is the only major league pitcher to give up four straight home runs.1972 - Dick Allen becomes the first player since 1950 to hit two inside-the-park homers in a game, and the Chicago White Sox beat Minnesota 8-1.1983...
3 pitchers, catcher enter baseball Hall

...Smoltz on the roster. He's the first pitcher to win more than 200 games and save at least 150 games. He's also the first player inducted with Tommy John surgery on his resume.Smoltz understood his debt to John."I'm a miracle. I'm a medical...
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Trout homers, AL All-Stars top NL 6-3

...greats had just walked off the field.Trout became the first player in 38 years to homer leading off an All-Star Game, then became the first player to take home the Midsummer Classic's MVP award two...
Today In Sports History for July 22

...major championship.2006 - Tiger Woods, one month after missing the cut for the first time in a major, becomes the first player since Tom Watson in 1982-83 to win consecutive British Open titles.2006 - Floyd Landis, pedaling with an injured...
Spieth no Tiger, but that's not a bad thing

...a win a few weeks back at the U.S. Open. Add in a British Open and PGA Championship title, and he would be the first player to win the Grand Slam in a calendar year.He largely does it on his own terms, taking the title at the John Deere...
South Korea's In Gee Chun takes title

...unlikely one-stroke victory Sunday.Chun shot a 4-under 66 in the final round and finished at 8 under, becoming the first player to win her U.S. Open debut since Birdie Kim in 2005."Everything I faced and I did here was completely new...
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Today In Sports History for July 1

...Amherst defeats Williams 66-32 in the first intercollegiate baseball game.1920 - Suzanne Lenglen of France becomes the first player to win three Wimbledon titles in one year, taking the singles, doubles and mixed doubles.1932 - Helen Moody wins...
Today In Sports History for June 30

...the first time since 2002 that Federer fails to reach the final.2012 - Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan becomes the first player in a Grand Slam tournament to win every point of a set on her way to beating French Open runner-up Sara Errani 6-0...
Today In Sports History for July 4

...first open Wimbledon tennis championship, defeating countryman Tony Roche 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Laver becomes the first player since Fred Perry (1934-36) to win the men's title three straight times.1980 - Bjorn Borg of Sweden wins his...
Serena starts slow, Venus wins

...Williams said. "It's definitely not guaranteed."And she would head to the U.S. Open with a chance to become the first player since Steffi Graf in 1988 to win all four majors in a single season."It's a pretty good chance," Williams' older...


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