On This Day

June 1914 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Baseball Record

Jun 9 Pittsburgh Pirate baseball shortstop Honus Wagner is 2nd player to get 3,000 hits

  • Jun 13 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Mary Browne wins her 3rd consecutive US title beating fellow American Marie Wagner 6–2, 1–6, 6–1; event moves to Forest Hills 1915

Sports History

Jun 19 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Harry Vardon of Jersey wins a record 6th Open Championship, 3 strokes ahead of defending champion J.H. Taylor

  • Jun 20 46th Belmont: Merritt Buxton aboard Luke McLuke wins in 2:20

Boxing Title Fight

Jun 27 Defending champion Jack Johnson beats fellow American Frank Moran on points in 20 rounds in Paris, France to retain his lineal heavyweight boxing title


Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 8 Joseph DePietro, American weightlifter (Olympic gold -56kg 1948), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • Jun 16 Stewart Cathie "Billy" Griffith, English cricketer (140 for England, 1948) and cricket administrator (MCC), born in London (d. 1993)
  • Jun 18 Billy Wade, South African cricket wicketkeeper (11 Tests, 1 x 100, 17 dismissals; Natal), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 2003)
  • Jun 28 Charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1980)

Weddings in Sport

Walter Johnson

Jun 24 MLB greatest pitcher Walter Johnson (26) weds Hazel Lee Roberts in Northwest, Washington, D.C.

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 15 A G Steel, cricketer (13 Tests, 29 wkts, Eng capt 1886), dies