On This Day

On This Day in Sport for June 15

Events in Sport

  • 1887 NY Giants beat Philadelphia Phillies 29-1
  • 1888 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Bertha Townsend beats defending champion Ellen Hansell 6-3, 6-5
  • 1889 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Defending champion Bertha Townsend beats Lida Voorhees 7-5, 6-2
  • 1894 Phillies beat Cincinnati Reds, 21-8
  • 1902 Minor League's most lopsided baseball game: Corsicana 51; Texarkana 3 Justin Clark of Corsicana, Texas minors hits 8 home runs in 1 game
  • 1906 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Scotsman James Braid successfully defends title by 4 strokes from J.H. Taylor of England; his 3rd Open victory
  • 1909 Representatives from England, Australia and South Africa meet at Lord's and form the Imperial Cricket Conference.
  • 1912 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Mary Browne beats Eleonora Sears 6-4, 6-2 for her first of 3 straight US singles titles
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1914 A G Steel, cricketer (13 Tests, 29 wkts, Eng capt 1886), dies
  • 1943 Cecil Parkin, cricketer (32 wkts in 10 Tests for Eng 1920-24), dies
  • 1961 Tommy Scott, West Indian cricketer (WI leg-spinner in 8 Tests), dies at 68
  • 1961 Giulio Cabianca, Italian racing driver (b. 1923)
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