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This Day in Sport for 8th July 1898 - Phillies Red Donahue no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0 1900 - 1st night baseball, league game (Zanesville at Grand Rapids) 1902 - John McGraw, accused by Ban Johnson of trying to wreck Baltimore & Washington clubs, negotiates his release from the Orioles 1909 - 1st pro baseball game (Minor League) played under lights 1918 - Babe Ruth's blast over the fence in Fenway scores Amos Strunk, the Red Sox win 1-0 over Cleve, prevailing rules reduce Babe's HR to a triple 1922 - 35th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats M Mallory (62 60) 1928 - Phillies set record of errorless 25 inning doubleheader 1933 - 46th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats D Round (64 68 63) 1935 - 3rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve 1938 - Would be start of Eng/Aust Test Cricket at Old Trafford Washout 1939 - 59th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bobby Riggs beats E Cooke (26 86 36 63 62) 1941 - 9th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-5 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit 1946 - Baseball grants $5,000 minimum salary 1947 - 14th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Wrigley Field, Chicago 1949 - Monte Irvin & Hank Thompson are 1st blacks to play for NY Giants 1950 - 57th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Louise Brough beats M duPont (61 36 61) 1951 - Yankee Joe DiMaggio & mgr Casey Stengel feud 1952 - 19th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 in 5 at Shibe Park, Phila 1956 - Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Syracuse Golf Open Baseball Great Babe Ruth 1958 - 25th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Memorial Stadium, Balt 1962 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kelly Girls Golf Open 1967 - 74th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats A Jones (63 64) 1970 - SF Giant Jim Ray Hart is 8th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th) 1973 - Mary Lou Crocker wins LPGA MARC Equity Golf Classic Crocker 1973 - NY Mets are 12?? games back in NL and go on to win pennant 1978 - 92nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Jimmy Connors (62 62 63) 1979 - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic 1980 - 51st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-2 at Dodger Stadium, LA 1980 - All star MVP: Ken Griffey (Cin Reds) 1983 - Rudi Koopmans retains European Middleweight title 1984 - 98th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats J Connors (61 61 62) 1984 - Lauri Peterson wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic 1985 - 99th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats K Curren (63 67 76 64) 1990 - Brewers beat Angels 20-7, including 13 in 5th inning Tennis Great John McEnroe 1990 - Germany beats Argentina 1-0 for soccer's 14th World Cup at Rome 1990 - Greg Lemond wins his 3rd Tour de France (90:43:20 avg 23.3 mph) 1990 - Tina Purtzer wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic 1990 - Trailing 7-0, Brewers tie Angels & then score 13 in 5th to win 20-7 1991 - Pitts Pirate Pres Carl Barger becomes 1st pres of Fla Marlins 1991 - Major league umpire Steve Palermo & former NFL defensive lineman Terence Mann were shot trying to help 2 waitresses from being robbed 1992 - Florida Marlins unveil their uniform 1995 - 102nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Graf beats Arantxa S Vicario (46 61 75) 1995 - 1st CFL game between 2 US teams, Las Vegas Posse vs Sacramento Gold 1997 - 68th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Jacobs Field, Cleveland
July 8, 2013  12:53 PM ET

Should have posted it under "IE" instead of "Chrome"....idiot. SI butch job again....

July 8, 2013  11:29 PM ET

John McGraw was part of those great Orioles teams in late 1890s, I think with Wee Willie Keeler, but McGraw could be trouble with a capital "T."

I remember when Greg LeMond won his first Tour de France over this other great racer (Belgian?) on a final sprint. I suppose Greg's feeling somewhat vindicated. Nobody listened to him on Lance Armstrong who completely overshadowed Greg's great accomplishments.

When you go to "Edit" and it brings up the gobbledygook, I think you type in "<ol>" or "</ol>" where you want paragraph breaks. You could also bring up one of your prior posts that has the p-breaks (and anything else, like bolding, etc.) and just follow the codes used.

I post in IE to avoid this no-break stuff, but unfortunately, spend great amounts of time doing so as it loads terribly slow with all SI's videos and ad-ware. Also still get the dreaded "???." Good luck.

July 9, 2013  02:08 PM ET

I use Mozilla Firefox for my blogs. The only downside I find is it doesn't support the copy/paste feature so everything must be typed. Copy/paste in the comments is find, just not in the blogs themselves.

July 9, 2013  02:08 PM ET


July 16, 2013  03:32 PM ET

I use Mozilla Firefox for my blogs. The only downside I find is it doesn't support the copy/paste feature so everything must be typed. Copy/paste in the comments is find, just not in the blogs themselves.

I have the same problem if I use Mozilla.


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