On This Day

June 1880 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 12 Worcester Ruby Legs pitcher Lee Richmond throws first perfect game in MLB history in 1-0 win over Cleveland Blues at the Agricultural County Fair Grounds, Worcester
  • Jun 14 14th Belmont: L Hughes aboard Grenada wins in 2:47
  • Jun 17 Providence Grays MLB pitcher John M. Ward throws a perfect game beating the Buffalo Bisons, 5-0; second perfect game in National League in 6 days; next one takes 84 years

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 29 Harry Frazee, American MLB team owner (Boston Red Sox), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 1929)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 16 James Southerton, English cricketer (appeared in England's 1st 2 Tests), dies at 52