June 1938 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 1 Protective baseball helmets 1st worn by batters
  • Jun 4 10th Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland wins 7½-4½ at the Old Course at St Andrews
  • Jun 4 70th Belmont: James Stout aboard Pasteurized wins in 2:29.6
  • Jun 11 42nd US Golf Open: Ralph Guldahl shoots a 284 at Cherry Hills Denver
  • Jun 11 Cincinnati Red Johnny Vander Meer no-hits Boston Braves, 3-0
  • Jun 11 Compton scores 1st Test Cricket ton (102 v Aust) aged 20 yrs 19 days
  • Jun 11 43rd Men's French Championships: Don Budge beats Roderich Menzel (6-3, 6-2, 6-4)
  • Jun 11 43rd Women's French Championships: Simonne Mathieu beats Nelly Adamson (6-0, 6-3)
  • Jun 13 Great Cricket innings of 232 by Stan McCabe v England at Trent Bridge

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 14 Bradman scores 144* in 1st Test Cricket at Trent Bridge

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jun 15 1st night game at Brooklyn Ebbets Field (Reds 6, Dodgers 0) as Cincinnati Red Johnny Vander Meer hurls unprecedented 2nd consecutive no-hitter
  • Jun 16 Boston Red Sox Jimmie Foxx is walked a record 6 consecutive times by St Louis Browns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 18 Babe Ruth is signed as a Dodgers coach for the rest of the season

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Jun 19 FIFA World Cup Final: Luigi Colausig & Silvio Piola each score 2 goals as Italy beats Hungary 4-1 in Paris, France
  • Jun 19 Paul Waner (Pirates) homers off Pete Sivess (Phillies) in DH
  • Jun 19 Reds Johnny Vander Meer extends his string of hitless baseball innings to 21 2/3 before Debs Garms singles for Boston in 4th
  • Jun 21 Baseball's Pinky Higgins gets 12th straight hit
  • Jun 21 Bradman scores 101* in 77 minutes, Australia v Lancashire

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 22 Joe Louis scores a stunning 1st round KO of German Max Schmeling at Yankee Stadium to retain his world heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Jun 26 Cincinnati Red Lonny Frey hits 8 doubles in a doubleheader
  • Jun 28 Bradman scores 102* in drawn 2nd Test cricket at Lord's

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 2 Gene Michael, American baseball shortstop, and general manger (NY Yankees), born in Kent, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • Jun 4 Art Mahaffey, baseball player
  • Jun 5 Karin Balzer, German DR, hurdler (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Jun 9 Anne Kenny, Mudgee NSW, golfer (1968, 71 Australian Champ)
  • Jun 13 Carole Jo Callison, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 14 Gustavo Ávila, Venezuelan jockey (Kentucky Derby/Preakness 1971), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Jun 15 Billy Williams, baseball player (Cubs)
  • Jun 17 Judy Kimball-Simon, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 21 James Botten, cricketer (all-rounder in 1965 South African series v England)
  • Jun 24 Boris Lagutin, USSR, light-middleweight boxer (Olympic gold 1964, 68)
  • Jun 24 Don Mincher, Huntsville, Alabama, Major League Baseball 1st baseman, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 27 Gordon Rorke, Australian cricketer (Australian quickie, 4 Tests at end of 50's), born in Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
  • Jun 30 Billy Mills, 10k (Olympic gold 1964), born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota
  • Jun 30 William Mervin Mills, 10K runner (Olympic gold 1964), born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 17 H V "Ranji" Hordern, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia 1910-12, dies
  • Jun 24 "Digger" Robertson, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies