June 1938 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1st Protective baseball helmets 1st worn by batters
  • 4th 10th Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland wins 7½-4½ at the Old Course at St Andrews
  • 4th 70th Belmont: James Stout aboard Pasteurized wins in 2:29.6
  • 11th 42nd US Golf Open: Ralph Guldahl shoots a 284 at Cherry Hills Denver
  • 11th Cincinnati Red Johnny Vander Meer no-hits Boston Braves, 3-0
  • 11th Compton scores 1st Test Cricket ton (102 v Aust) aged 20 yrs 19 days
  • 11th 43rd Men's French Championships: Don Budge beats Roderich Menzel (6-3, 6-2, 6-4)
  • 11th 43rd Women's French Championships: Simonne Mathieu beats Nelly Adamson (6-0, 6-3)
  • 13th Great Cricket innings of 232 by Stan McCabe v England at Trent Bridge

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14th Bradman scores 144* in 1st Test Cricket at Trent Bridge

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 15th 1st night game at Brooklyn Ebbets Field (Reds 6, Dodgers 0) as Cincinnati Red Johnny Vander Meer hurls unprecedented 2nd consecutive no-hitter
  • 16th Boston Red Sox Jimmie Foxx is walked a record 6 consecutive times by St Louis Browns

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18th Babe Ruth is signed as a Dodgers coach for the rest of the season

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 19th FIFA World Cup: Italy beats Hungary 4-1 in soccer's 3rd World Cup in Paris
  • 19th Paul Waner (Pirates) homers off Pete Sivess (Phillies) in DH
  • 19th Reds Johnny Vander Meer extends his string of hitless baseball innings to 21 2/3 before Debs Garms singles for Boston in 4th
  • 21st Baseball's Pinky Higgins gets 12th straight hit
  • 21st Bradman scores 101* in 77 minutes, Australia v Lancashire

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22nd Joe Louis KOs Max Schmeling at 2:04 of 1st round at Yankee Stadium

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 26th Cincinnati Red Lonny Frey hits 8 doubles in a doubleheader
  • 28th Bradman scores 102* in drawn 2nd Test cricket at Lord's

Birthdays in Sport

  • 2nd Gene Michael, baseball shortstop/manager/general manger (NY Yankees)
  • 4th Art Mahaffey, baseball player
  • 5th Karin Balzer, German DR, hurdler (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 9th Anne Kenny, Mudgee NSW, golfer (1968, 71 Australian Champ)
  • 13th Carole Jo Callison, LPGA golfer
  • 15th Billy Williams, baseball player (Cubs)
  • 17th Judy Kimball-Simon, LPGA golfer
  • 21st James Botten, cricketer (all-rounder in 1965 South African series v England)
  • 24th Boris Lagutin, USSR, light-middleweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1964, 68)
  • 24th Don Mincher, Huntsville, Alabama, Major League Baseball first baseman, (d. 2012)
  • 27th Gordon Rorke, cricketer (Australian quickie, 4 Tests at end of 50's)
  • 30th Billy Mills, Pine Ridge SD, 10k (Olympics-gold-64)
  • 30th William Mervin Mills, Pine Ridge SD, 10K runner (Olympic-gold-64)

Deaths in Sport

  • 17th H V "Ranji" Hordern, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia 1910-12, dies
  • 24th "Digger" Robertson, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies