Kevin Curren, Jimmy Johnson, Andy West discussed on Bill Handel


It's Andy West, and I'm here to take you on a journey back to this week in sports. His Three. We'll start off this week in 1914. Babe Ruth debuts as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. He beats Cleveland 4 to 3 this week in 1933, the first major league All Star game is played at Comiskey Park in Chicago. The American League beats the National League 42 on Babe Ruth, two run home run this week in 1957. Alfie A. Gibson becomes the first black player to win a title at the All England Lawn Tennis Club by beating Darlene Hard 6362 in the Wimbledon. Women's singles title match this week in 1983 on the 50th anniversary of the All Star Game, Fred Lynn's Grand slam of Attlee Hammacher, the first an All Star competition capped a record seven run third inning. Chicago's Comiskey Park was the site as it was for the first All Star game in 1933, which I mentioned earlier this week in 1985, West. Germany's Boris Becker at 17 years old, becomes the youngest champion and the first unseeded player in the history of the men's singles at Wimbledon with Victory over Kevin Curren. Also this week in 1985 Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros becomes the first pitcher in major league history to reach the 4000 strikeout mark when he strikes out New York's Danny Heat leading off the sixth inning. And this week in 2013 Jimmy Johnson becomes the first driver in 31 years to sweep Daytona International Speedway. And that's just some of what happened this week in sports history..

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