On This Day

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
  • 1892 Baltimore catcher Wilbert Robinson sets MLB record by going 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game; Orioles rout St. Louis Cardinals, 25-4 at Oriole Park
  • 1893 27th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Commanche wins in 1:53.25
  • 1904 British Open Men's 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
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1910 Frank Demaree, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1936, 37; Chicago Cubs, NY Giants), born in Winters, California (d. 1958)
  • 1919 Kevin O'Flanagan, Irish rugby union winger (1 Test; London Irish RFC), soccer striker (FAI 10 caps; Ireland 3 caps) and administrator (International Olympic Committee 1976-94), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2006)
  • 1921 Jean Robic, French road cyclist (Tour de France 1947; World C'ship gold cyclo-cross 1950), born in Vouziers, France (d. 1980)
  • 1927 László Kubala, Hungarian soccer striker (3 caps Hungary, 6 Czechoslovakia, 19 Spain, 4 Catalonia; FC Barcelona 186 games) and manager (Spain 1969–80), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2002)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1962 NFL Chicago Bears running back Gale Sayers (19) weds his high school sweetheart Linda McNeil
  • 1989 Detroit Red Wings NHL player Steve Yzerman (24) weds Lisa Brennan
  • 1995 Actress-singer Holly Robinson (30) weds NFL Philadelphia Eagle quarterback Rodney Peete (29) in Los Angeles

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