On This Day

June 23, 1961 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Cubs Ernie Banks ends his 717 consecutive-games-played streak

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Philadelphia Phillies overcome 9 run deficit; trailing 11-2 after 7 innings, score 4 in 8th and 6 in 9th to beat Pirates, 12-11 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh

Birthdays in Sport

  • LaSalle Thompson, NBA forward/center (Philadelphia 76ers)
1961 in Sport