1919 – Phillies tie major league record of 8 steals in 9 inn game
1923 – Cleveland Indians beat Boston Red Sox 27-3 with 13 runs in 6th inning
1948 – Cleveland Indians sign Leroy “Satchel” Paige
1962 – Bill Hartack becomes 8th jockey to win 3,000 Horse Races
1985 – Boris Becker became the youngest, the first unseeded and the first German player to win the Wimbledon men’s finals
1990 – Martina Navratilova won a record ninth Wimbledon women’s singles title.
1993 – NY Met Anthony Young, loses his 26th straight game (goes to 27)
1933 – The first All-Star baseball game was held in Chicago. The American League beat the National League 4-2.
1957 – Althea Gibson won the Wimbledon women’s singles tennis title. She was the first black athlete to win the event.
1983 – Fred Lynn of the California Angels hit the first grand slam in an All-Star game. The American League defeated the National League 13-3.
1985 – Martina Navratilova won her 4th consecutive Wimbledon singles title.
1995 – In Los Angeles, the prosecution rested at the O.J. Simpson murder trial.
1996 – Steffi Graf won her seventh Wimbledon title.
2000 – In Orlando, FL, the body of Cory Erving was found in his vehicle in a pond near his family’s home. Julius “Dr. J” Erving had reported his son missing on June 4, 2000.
2000 – A jury awarded former NHL player Tony Twist $24 million for the unconsented use of his name in the comic book Spawn and the HBO cartoon series. Co-defendant HBO settled with Twist out of court for an undisclosed amount.
2010 – It was reported that GM Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, would be renamed Rogers Arena.
1910 – Race riots broke out all over the United States after African-American Jack Johnson knocked out Jim Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match.
1919 – Jack Dempsey won the world heavyweight champion when he defeated Jess Willard.
1934 – Boxer Joe Louis won his first professional fight.
1939 – Lou Gehrig retired from major league baseball.
1980 – Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) got his 3,000th career strikeout.
1980 – Martina Navratilova won her sixth straight Wimbledon singles championship and her eighth overall.
2003 – Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault after turning himself in to police. He was released after posting a $25,000 bond.