June 1917 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 1 Hank Gowdy is 1st baseball player to enlist during WWI
  • Jun 16 49th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Hourless wins in 2:17.8
  • Jun 23 Ernie Shore replaces Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth with a runner on, he throws him out & retires all 26 he faces for a perfect game
  • Jun 23 31st U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt beats Marion Vanderhoef (4-6, 6-0, 6-2)
  • Jun 27 1st baseball player (Hank Gowdy) to enter WW I military service

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 4 Robert Merrill [Moishe Miller], American operatic baritone and actor (NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2004)
  • Jun 6 Prior Jones, West Indian cricketer (WI pace bowler in 9 Tests 1948-52), born in Princes Town, Trinidad (d. 1991)
  • Jun 23 Sid Watters Jr, horse trainer
  • Jun 27 K M Rangnekar, cricketer (batted in 3 Tests India v Australia 1947-48)
  • Jun 28 Katherine Rawls, American swimming champion (d. 1982)