On This Day

June 1953 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 4 Pittsburgh pirates trade outfielder Ralph Kiner & catcher Joe Garagiola to Chicago Cubs
  • Jun 11 Test Cricket debut of Alan Davidson at Trent Bridge

US Golf Open

Jun 13 US Open Men's Golf, Oakmont CC: Ben Hogan wins a record-tying 4th US Open title, 6 strokes ahead of runner-up Sam Snead

  • Jun 13 85th Belmont: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 2:28.6

World Record

Jun 13 Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:18:40.2)

  • Jun 14 Yanks sweep Indians 6-2, 3-0 before 74,708 win streak at 18 straight
  • Jun 15 Browns end Yankees win streak at 18 & Browns 14-game losing streak
  • Jun 15 NY Yankees first baseman Johnny Mize is 93rd MLB player to get 2,000 hits
  • Jun 16 Despite Johnny Mize 2,000th hit, NY Yankees lose ending an 18 game winning streak and also ending St Louis Brown 14 game losing streak
  • Jun 17 Most runs scored in 1 inning (17 by Red Sox)
  • Jun 18 Red Sox rookie Eugene Stephens is 1st player in AL history to register 3 hits in an inning; Boston score 17 runs in 7th Inning in 23-3 rout of Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park

Golf Tournament

Jun 20 LPGA Western Golf Open Women's Golf, Capital City Club: Louise Suggs defeats Patty Berg, 6 & 5 in the final

US Women's Golf Open

Jun 28 US Open Women's Golf, CC of Rochester: Betsy Rawls wins an 18-hole Sunday playoff by 6 strokes over runner-up Jackie Pung


Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 2 Craig Stadler, American golfer (US Masters 1982), born in San Diego, California
  • Jun 20 Raúl Ramírez, Mexican tennis player, born in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
  • Jun 21 Charlie Moore Jr., American baseball player, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Jun 22 Bruce McAvaney, Australian sports broadcaster
  • Jun 23 Filbert Bayi, Karatu Tanzania, 3k steeplechase (Olympic silver 1980)
  • Jun 25 Ian Davis, Australian cricket batsman (15 Tests, 1 x 100; NSW CA), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jun 27 Kent Bostick, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics-84, 96), born in Lowell, Massachusetts

Deaths in Sport