On This Day

June 1948 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Baseball Record

Jun 5 Phillies Richie Ashburn sets NL rookie consecut hitting streak at 23

US Golf Open

Jun 12 US Open Men's Golf, Riviera CC: Ben Hogan dominates final 2 rounds, shooting 68-69, 2 shots ahead of runner-up Jimmy Demaret; third of his 9 major titles

Sports History

Jun 12 80th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro wins aboard Citation to claim his second Triple Crown

Sports History

Jun 12 In his farewell Ashes Tour, Australian cricket batting maestro Don Bradman scores 138 in 1st Test against England at Trent Bridge

Sports History

Jun 13 Babe Ruth's final farewell at Yankee Stadium, he dies Aug 16th

  • Jun 15 First night game at Briggs Stadium, Detroit: Tigers beat Philadelphia A's, 4-1
  • Jun 15 In his farewell Ashes Tour, Don Bradman is out for a duck (0) in the Australian 2nd innings, but tourists win 1st Test against England by 8 wickets at Nottingham
  • Jun 18 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Robin Roberts debuts for the Philadelphia Phillies, taking a 2-0 loss against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Shibe Park, Philadelphia
  • Jun 30 Cleveland Indians' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Lemon no-hits Detroit Tigers, 2-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Tom Sneva, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1983; USAC C'ship 1977, 78, 82-83), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Jun 4 Bob Champion, English horse trainer and jockey, born in Sussex, England
  • Jun 4 Sandra Post, Canadian golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1968), born in Oakville, Ontario
  • Jun 6 Vladimir Shadrin, Russian Hockey HOF centre (Olympic gold Soviet Union 1972, 76; 5 x World C'ship gold; HC Spartak Moscow, Oji Seishi), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2021)
  • Jun 9 Jim Bailey, NCAA punter (most punts in season-101, Va Milt Academy)
  • Jun 12 Norbert Phillip, West Indian cricket fast bowler (9 Tests, 28 wickets), born in Bioche, Dominica
  • Jun 12 Hans Binder, Austrian auto racer (European Formula Ford C'ship 1972), born in Innsbruck, Austria
  • Jun 13 Garnet Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player and executive, born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 2001)
  • Jun 14 Aleksandr Kabanov, Russian water polo player (Olympic gold 1972, 80; World C'ship gold 1975, 82) and coach (Russian men's & women's teams), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2020)
  • Jun 15 Champ Summers, baseball player
  • Jun 15 Mike Holmgren, American NFL coach and executive (Super Bowl 1996, Green Bay Packers; Seattle Seahawks; Cleveland Browns), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 16 Ron LeFlore, American baseball player
  • Jun 17 Dave Concepción, Venezuelan baseball all star shortstop (Cincinnati Reds), born in Ocumare de la Costa, Venezuela
  • Jun 21 Lionel Rose, Australian boxer (1st Indigenous Australian to win a world title), born in Drouin, Victoria (d. 2011)
  • Jun 22 Nolan Clarke, Barbados cricketer (Barbados bat 1970-77, later Holland stalwart)
  • Jun 22 Sue Roberts, American golfer (4 LPGA titles), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • Jun 27 Angel Penna Jr., horse trainer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 8 Sammy Carter, Australian cricket wicketkeeper (28 Tests, 65 dismissals), dies at 70