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June 1899 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 1 English cricket icon W. G. Grace starts 22nd and final Test against Australia at Nottingham; Test debut of Wilfred Rhodes and Victor Trumper

Cricketer W. G. Grace
Cricketer
W. G. Grace
  • Jun 4 MLB Boston Beaneaters pitcher John Clarkson 1st to throw an "immaculate inning" (strikes out three batters on nine pitches) against Philadelphia Quakers
  • Jun 8 British Open Men's Golf, Royal St George's GC: Harry Vardon of Jersey retains Open; wins 3rd title by 5 strokes from Jack White

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 9 American boxer James J. Jeffries KOs defending champion Bob Fitzsimmons of England in 11th round in Brooklyn, New York to win the lineal World Heavyweight title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Jun 16 Victor Trumper's 1st Test Cricket century 135* v England, Lord's
  • Jun 24 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Marion Jones beats Maud Banks 6-1, 6-1, 7-5 for her first of 2 US singles titles
  • Jun 26 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: R.F. Doherty wins 3rd straight Wimbledon singles championship; beats Arthur Gore 1-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jun 27 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley-Hillyard beats Charlotte Cooper 6-2, 6-3

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jun 30 Spin bowler Jack Hearne takes England cricket's first Test hat-trick vs Australia in drawn 3rd Test at Headingley; dismisses champion middle order trio Clem Hill, Syd Gregory and Monty Noble

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 7 John Hawkes, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship singles, doubles, mixed doubles 1926), born in Geelong, Victoria (d. 1990)