On This Day

June 1888 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 3 Baseball poem "Casey at the Bat" 1st published by the San Francisco Examiner
  • Jun 9 22nd Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Sir Dixon wins in 2:40.25
  • Jun 15 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Bertha Townsend beats defending champion Ellen Hansell 6-3, 6-5

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestClarence DeMar

Jun 7 Clarence DeMar [Mr. DeMarathon], American marathon runner and 7-time winner of the Boston Marathon, born in Madeira, Ohio (d. 1958)

Marathon Runner Clarence DeMar
Marathon Runner
Clarence DeMar
  • Jun 28 George Challenor, West Indian cricketer (pioneering West Indian batsman), born in St. Michael, Barbados (d. 1947)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 20 Johannes Zukertort, German chess player, dies at 45