On This Day

June 1, 1968 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • 100th Belmont: Gus Gustines aboard Stage Door Johnny wins in 2:27.2
  • St. Louis Cardinals side-arming left-hander Joe Hoerner ties NL record for most consecutive strikeouts by a relief pitcher, fanning the final 6 batters to earn a 6-5 victory over the New York Mets

Birthdays in Sport

  • Larry Centers, American NFL fullback (Pro Bowl 1995, 96, 2001; All-Pro 1996; Super Bowl 2003; Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, NE Patriots), born in Tyler, Texas
1968 in Sport