On This Day

On This Day in Sport for June 21

Events in Sport

  • 1858 Louisiana chess prodigy Paul Morphy arrives in Europe
  • 1879 Infielder William White plays one game for the Providence Grays with conjecture was the first African-American to play MLB even though he appeared Caucasian
  • 1900 Dodgers score 7 in top of 11th to go ahead of Phillies, 20-13, In bottom of 11th Phillies stalls so umpire forfeits game to Dodgers
  • 1904 Boston Herald tells of Red Sox trade "Dougherty as a Yankee," 1st known reference to NY club as Yankees (became Yankees in 1913)
  • 1907 US Open Men's Golf, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Alec Ross of Scotland posts 4 sub-80 rounds to win his only major title, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Gilbert Nicholls
  • 1907 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Frenchman Arnaud Massy wins by 2 strokes from J.H. Taylor; first non-Briton to win Open Championship
  • 1916 Boston Red Sox pitcher Rube Foster no-hits New York Yankees, 2-0 at Fenway Park
  • 1932 German champion Max Schmeling loses NYSAC, NBA and lineal heavyweight boxing titles in controversial split points decision to American Jack Sharkey in NYC, New York
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1976 Country singer Reba McEntire (21) weds national steer wrestling champion Charlie Battles (31); divorce in 1987

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