On This Day

June 2000 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 10 132nd Belmont: Pat Day aboard Commendable wins in 2:31.20

Jockey Pat Day
Jockey
Pat Day
  • Jun 10 Stanley Cup Final, Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX: New Jersey Devils defeat Dallas Stars, 2-1 in double OT for a 4-2 series victory

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

Jun 10 French Open Women's Tennis: France's Mary Pierce beats Conchita Martinez of Spain 6-2, 7-5 for her 2nd and last career Grand Slam singles title and her 1st singles title at Roland Garros

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • Jun 11 French Open Men's Tennis: Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil wins his second French title; beats Sweden's Magnus Norman 6-2, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 14 Greg Maddux makes his 387th putout, breaking Jack Morris' career record

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 18 100th US Open Men's Golf, Pebble Beach GL: Tiger Woods wins his first US Open by a major championship record-setting 15 strokes over Ernie Els and Miguel Ángel Jiménez

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
Golfer Ernie Els
Golfer
Ernie Els

Sport awardNBA Finals

Jun 19 NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers, 116-111 in Game 6 to win the franchise's first title in 12 years; MVP: Shaquille O'Neal

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball Player
Shaquille O'Neal
  • Jun 25 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, DuPont CC: Juli Inkster goes back-to-back; beats Stefania Croce of Italy on second hole of a sudden-death playoff
  • Jun 25 WLAF World Bowl 8, Waldstadion, Frankfurt: Rhein Fire beats Scottish Claymores, 13-10
  • Jun 28 NBA Draft: Cincinnati power forward Kenyon Martin first pick by New Jersey Nets

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 9 Laurie Hernandez, American gymnast (Olympic team gold, individual silver 2016), born in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey
  • Jun 16 Bianca Andreescu, Canadian tennis player (US Open 2019), born in Mississauga, Ontario

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 5 Don Liddle, American baseball player, dies at 75
  • Jun 10 Brian Statham, English cricketer (masterful England quick for two decades), dies at 69
  • Jun 10 William McMillan, American sports shooter (Olympic gold 25m rapid fire pistol 1960; World C'ship gold 1952), dies at 71
  • Jun 20 Jim De Courcy, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1953), dies at 73
  • Jun 27 Larry Kelley, American College Football Hall of Fame tight end (Heisman Trophy 1936; unanimous All-American 1936; Yale), commits suicide at 85
  • Jun 29 Arnie Weinmeister, Canadian Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1950–53; First-team All-Pro 1950–53; NY Yankees, NY Giants; BC Lions), dies at 77