On This Day

June 1874 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 13 8th Belmont: G Barbee aboard Saxon wins in 2:39.5
  • Jun 22 Game of lawn tennis introduced

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 5 Jack Chesbro, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB wins leader 1902, 04 [41 wins], NY Highlanders), born in North Adams, Massachusetts (d. 1931)
  • Jun 26 Albert Relf, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 13 Tests 1903-14), born in Burwash, East Sussex, England (d. 1937)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 22 Howard Staunton, English world chess champion, designer of chess pieces, dies at 84