On This Day

June 1922 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 10 54th Belmont: C H Miller aboard Pillory wins in 2:18.8

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 12 Browns pitcher Hub Pruett strikes out future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth 3 consecutive times as St. Louis beats New York Yankees, 7 - 1 at Sportsman's Park, St. Louis

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Jun 12 St Louis Cardinals make MLB record 10 straight hits in 6th inning of a 14-8 win over the Phillies at the Baker Bowl, Philadelphia
  • Jun 14 Charles Hoffner wins PGA golf tournament

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Jun 19 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:28.2)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

Jun 23 British Open Men's Golf, Royal St George's GC: Walter Hagen becomes first American-born winner of the Open Championship, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Jim Barnes and George Duncan

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • Jun 24 American Professional Football Association renamed the National Football League

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 24 Charter NFL club Chicago Staleys renamed Chicago Bears by team founder, owner and head coach George Halas

American Football Coach and Team Owner George Halas
American Football Coach and Team Owner
George Halas

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Lala Abdul Rashid, Pakistani field hockey goalkeeper (Olympic gold 1960), born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan (d. 1988)

Person of interestCharlie Sifford

Jun 2 Charlie Sifford, American golfer (first African-American to join PGA Tour, 2 titles), born in Charlotte North Carolina (d. 2015)

  • Jun 13 Mel Parnell, American MLB pitcher (Boston Red Sox, 1947-56), coach, and broadcaster, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • Jun 20 Tommy Mont, American NFL quarterback and coach (Washington Redskins; DePauw University), born in Mount Savage, Maryland (d. 2012)
  • Jun 21 Jim McConnon, English cricketer (England off-spinner against Pakistan 1954), born in Burnopfield, England (d. 2003)
  • Jun 23 Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1998)