On This Day in Sport for June 10

Events in Sport

  • 1868 2nd Belmont: Bobby Swim aboard General Duke wins in 3:02
  • 1871 5th Belmont: W Miller aboard Harry Basset wins in 2:56
  • 1876 10th Belmont: William Donohue aboard Algerine wins in 2:40.5
  • 1890 24th Belmont: Pike Barnes riding Burlington wins in 2:07.75
  • 1891 25th Belmont: Ed Garrison riding Foxford wins in 2:08.75
  • 1893 27th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Commanche wins in 1:53.25
  • 1904 British Open Golf, Royal St George's GC: Jack White wins his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up James Braid and J.H. Taylor, both former champions
  • 1916 48th Belmont: E Haynes aboard Friar Rock wins in 2:22

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1921 Babe Ruth becomes all time HR champ with #120 (Gavvy Cravath)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1922 54th Belmont: C H Miller aboard Pillory wins in 2:18.8
  • 1926 Phillies Russ Wrightstone hits for the cycle
  • 1930 Winnipeg Rugby Football Club forms
  • 1932 British Open Golf, Prince's GC: Gene Sarazen wins wire-to-wire by 5 strokes from fellow American Macdonald Smith
  • 1933 37th US Golf Open: Johnny Goodman shoots a 287 at North Shore Ill
  • 1933 65th Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Hurryoff wins in 2:32.6
  • 1934 FIFA World Cup Final: Angelo Schiavio scores the winner in extra time as Italy beats Czechoslovakia 2-1 in Rome, Italy

  • 1944 Joe Nuxhall, 15, of Cincinnati Reds is youngest player in major league

Sport awardGolf Major

1950 50th US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Merion Golf Club PA

Golfer Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
  • 1950 82nd Belmont: William Boland aboard Middleground wins in 2:28.6
  • 1952 Chicago White Sox Sam Mele is 6th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (4th)
  • 1956 16th modern Olympiad equestrian events open in Stockholm

Sport awardGolf Major

1957 3rd LPGA Championship won by Louise Suggs

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1962 A record 54 home runs hit in baseball
  • 1962 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of USSR, sets then long jump record at 27' 3½"
  • 1968 4h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats France 20-2
  • 1968 UEFA European Championship Final: Italy beats Yugoslavia 2-0 in a replay in Rome (first game drawn 1-1)
  • 1972 104th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:28

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972 Hank Aaron's grandslammer (14) ties him for NL lead with Gil Hodges & moves him ahead of Willie Mays as #2 HR hitter (649)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Sport awardGolf Major

1973 19th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974 Mike Schmidt hits a ball off public address speaker on Astrodome roof

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1977 Al Geiberger becomes the 1st player in history to post a score of 59 (−13) in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event, during the 2nd round Danny Thomas Memphis Classic at Colonial CC in Cordova, Tennessee
  • 1978 110th Belmont: Steve Cauthen wins aboard Affirmed to wrap up the Triple Crown

Sport awardGolf Major

1979 LPGA Championship, Jack Nicklaus GC: Donna Caponi Young wins 3rd major; beats Jerilyn Britz by 3 strokes

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • 1979 Balt Orioles pull their 8th triple play (5-4-3 vs Cleve)

Sport awardTennis Open

1979 French Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert dominates Wendy Turnbull of Australia 6-2, 6-0 for her 3rd French singles crown

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1981 Pete Rose ties Stan Musial's NL record of 3,630 hits

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1984 38th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
  • 1984 Zhu Jian Hua of China high jumps a record 7'10" (2.39m)

Sport awardTennis Open

1984 French Open Men's Tennis: Czech star Ivan Lendl wins 1st career Grand Slam title; beats John McEnroe 3-6, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 7-5

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • 1986 A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's NL
  • 1988 Greatest number of participants (31,678) on a bicycle tour (London)

  • 1989 121st Belmont: Pat Day aboard Easy Goer wins in 2:26

Sport awardTennis Open

1989 French Open Women's Tennis: Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain wins her first Grand Slam singles title; beats Steffi Graf 7-6, 3-6, 7-5

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 8th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jack Nicklaus

  • 1990 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers for 1st time since 1974 in Portland

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1990 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan

Sport awardTennis Open

1990 French Open Men's Tennis: Andres Gomez of Ecuador wins his 1st and only career Grand Slam title; beats American Andre Agassi 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
  • 1994 Jennifer Capriati, tennis ace, checks out of drug abuse clinic
  • 1995 127th Belmont: Gary Stevens aboard Thunder Gulch wins in 2:32
  • 1995 Orioles Jeff Manto, hits his 4th consecutive homer
  • 1995 French Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 7-5, 4-6, 6-0 with pivotal 32-point game in the third set; Graf's 4th French title
  • 1996 Stanley Cup: Colo Avalanche sweep Florida Panthers in 4 games
  • 1997 Kevin Brown of Florida Marlins no hits SF Giants 9-0
  • 2000 132nd Belmont: Pat Day aboard Commendable wins in 2:31.20
  • 2000 Stanley Cup: New Jersey Devils defeat Dallas Stars 4-2

Sport awardTennis Open

2000 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
  • 2001 100th Men's French Open: Gustavo Kuerten beats Alex Corretja (6-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-0)
  • 2006 138th Belmont: Fernando Jara aboard Jazil wins in 2:27.81
  • 2006 French Open Women's Tennis: Justine Henin-Hardenne retains her title; beats Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-4, 6-4 for 5th Grand Slam singles crown
  • 2007 53rd LPGA Championship won by Suzann Pettersen
  • 2007 French Open Men's Tennis: Spaniard Rafael Nadal wins title for the 3rd consecutive year; beats Roger Federer 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
  • 2012 58th LPGA Championship won by Shanshan Feng

Sport awardTennis Open

2012 French Open Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova wins her first French title; beats Sara Errani of Italy 6-3, 6-2

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • 2017 149th Belmont Stakes: Jose Ortiz aboard Tapwrit wins in 2:30.02

Sport awardTennis Open

2018 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 for his record 11th French title (17th Grand Slam victory)

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1910 Frank Demaree, American MLB outfielder (2-time All Star), born in Winters, California (d. 1958)
  • 1911 C P "Chilla" Christ, cricketer (Qld spinner late 30's)
  • 1919 Kevin O'Flanagan, Irish athlete and physician (d. 2006)
  • 1921 Jean Robic, French cyclist (d. 1980)
  • 1927 Ladislao Kubala, Hungarian-born footballer (d. 2002)
  • 1931 Jim [Purvis] Ferree Jr, Pine Bluff NC, PGA golfer (1958 Vancouver)
  • 1939 Guy Harwood, horse trainer
  • 1947 Ken Singleton, baseball player (Orioles), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • 1951 Burglinde Pollak, German DR, pentathlete (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • 1951 Dan Fouts, NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1951 Vicky Latta, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1962 Brent Sutter, Viking, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 1962 Duane Sutter, NHL player (NY Islander)
  • 1962 Floris Jansen, cricketer (Netherlands pace bowler 1996 World Cup)
  • 1965 Claudio Mezzadri, Swiss tennis star
  • 1966 David Platt, English footballer
  • 1968 Kevin Donnalley, NFL guard/tackle (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1969 Fred Foggie, WLAF cornerback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1969 Tony McCoy, NFL defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1969 Ronny Johnsen, Norwegian footballer
  • 1970 David Wilson, WLAF safety (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1970 Laurel Korholz, La Jolla California, rower (Olympic 4th 1996)
  • 1971 DeWayne Dotson, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1971 Jeff Rodgers, WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971 Bruno N'Gotty, French footballer
  • 1972 C J Richardson, NFL safety (Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972 David Dunn, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
  • 1972 Edward Reevey, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 SC Intercol), born in St John, New Brunswick
  • 1972 Pat Johnson, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1973 Brandon Sanders, safety (NY Giants)
  • 1973 Carl Kidd, NFL defensive back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1973 Wade Miller, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1973 Pokey Reese, American baseball player
  • 1975 Henrik Pedersen, Danish footballer
  • 1975 Risto Jussilainen, Finnish ski jumper
  • 1976 Freddy García, American baseball player
  • 1976 Stefan Postma, Dutch footballer
  • 1977 Mike Rosenthal, American football player, sports radio talk show host
  • 1978 Brian West, American soccer player
  • 1979 Konstantinos Loumpoutis, Greek footballer
  • 1979 Jake Tsakalidis, Georgian-Greek basketball player
  • 1980 Francelino Matuzalem, Brazilian footballer
  • 1981 Burton O'Brien, Scottish footballer
  • 1982 Tara Lipinski, figure skater (1997 World Champ), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1985 Kristina Lundberg, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1985 Vasilis Torosidis, Greek footballer
  • 1987 Martin Harnik, Austrian footballer
  • 1987 Amobi Okoye, Nigeria-born American football player
  • 1990 Louis Clark, British Isthmian League footballer (Worthing), born in Brighton, England
  • 1993 Scott McLaughlin, New Zealand professional racing driver, born in Hamilton, New Zealand

Weddings in Sport

HeartWedding of Interest

1962 NFL running back Gale Sayers (19) weds his high school sweetheart Linda McNeil

NFL Running Back Gale Sayers
NFL Running Back
Gale Sayers

HeartWedding of Interest

1989 Detroit Red Wings NHL player Steve Yzerman (24) weds Lisa Brennan

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • 1995 Actress-singer Holly Robinson (30) weds NFL Philadelphia Eagle quarterback Rodney Peete (29) in Los Angeles
  • 2002 1988 and 1994 Olympic Champion skater Ekaterina Gordeeva (31) weds 1998 Olympic Champion figure skater Ilia Kulik (25) in San Francisco

Deaths in Sport

  • 1942 Ross Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman 1937), dies
  • 1946 Jack Johnson, 1st African American world heavyweight boxing champion, dies in a car accident aged 68
  • 1955 Margaret Abbott, American golfer and 1st woman to win an Olympic event (1900), dies at 76
  • 1980 Denys Morkel, South African cricketer (batsman scored 663 runs 1927-32), dies
  • 1985 Bob Prince, sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball), dies at 68
  • 1985 Bob Prince, American sportscaster (Pittsburgh Pirates), dies of cancer at 68
  • 1995 Ron Morrisby, cricketer (prolific batsman for Tasmania 1931-52), dies
  • 1998 Jim Hearn, American baseball player, dies at 77
  • 2000 Brian Statham, English cricketer (b. 1930)
  • 2001 John McKay, American football coach (USC, Tampa Bay, 5X Rose Bowl champ), dies at 77

Person of interestGordie Howe

2016 Gordie Howe, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (23-time NHL All Star), dies of a stroke at 88

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe