June 1926 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 10 Phillies Russ Wrightstone hits for the cycle
  • Jun 12 58th Belmont: Albert Johnson aboard Crusader wins in 2:32.2
  • Jun 14 31st Men's French Championships: Henri Cochet beats Rene Lacoste (6-2, 6-4, 6-3)
  • Jun 14 31st Women's French Championships: Suzanne Lenglen beats Mary Kendall Browne (6-1, 6-0)
  • Jun 22 Cardinals pick up 39-year-old Grover Alexander on waivers from Cubs
  • Jun 23 Commencement of the West Indies' 1st Test cricket match, at Lord's

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 25 61st British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Royal Lytham

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 9 Roy Smalley, shortstop (Cubs, Braves, Phillies, Twins, Yankees)
  • Jun 14 Don Newcombe, baseball player

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 4 Fred Spofforth, Australian cricketer known as "The Demon Bowler" (18 tests with 94 wickets at an average of 18.41), dies of chronic colitis at 72

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth