Thursday, July 6, 2017

On THIS DATE In SPORTS - ARTHUR ASHE!!!

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Yours Truly CCG apologizes for being tardy with this post, but; on JULY 5,
 1975, late RICHMOND, VA- native TENNIS Superstar ARTHUR ASHE defeated JIMMY CONNORS 6 -1, 6-1, 5 - 7, 6 -4, to win the 1975 WIMBLEDON MEN'S SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

On that date, he became the FIRST, and, since then; the ONLY BLACK MAN to win the Wimbledon title.

In 1985, he was inducted into the INTERNATIONAL TENNIS HALL Of FAME.

ARTHUR ASHE passed away February 6, 1993, due to complications from AIDS that he originally contracted via a blood transfusion during a heart bypass surgery in 1988.

-CCG





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