On This Day

On This Day in Sport for June 25

Events in Sport

  • 1892 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Defending champion Mabel Cahill beats Elisabeth Moore 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
  • 1903 NY Yanks & Chicago White Sox end deadlocked game at 6-6 in 18
  • 1903 Boston Beaneater Wiley Piatt is only 20th-century pitcher to lose 2 complete games in one day, falling to Pittsburgh 1-0 & 5-3
  • 1904 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: May Sutton beats defending champion Elisabeth Moore 6-1, 6-2 for her first of 3 major titles
  • 1909 US Open Men's Golf, Englewood GC: Englishman George Sargent sets a new Open scoring record to win his only major title, 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Tom McNamara
  • 1912 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Ted Ray wins wire-to-wire by 4 shots from defending champion Harry Vardon
  • 1921 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: former local Jock Hutchison (resident in US) wins his only Open Championship by 9 strokes in a 36-hole playoff over amateur Roger Wethered
  • 1926 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: American amateur Bobby Jones wins the first of his 3 Claret Jugs, 2 strokes clear of runner-up Al Watrous; 5th victory by an American in 6 years
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1960 NBA player Oscar Robertson (21) weds teacher Yvonne Crittenden in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1967 MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan (20) weds his high school sweetheart Ruth Holdorff (18)

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1918 Jake Beckley, American baseball player, dies at 50
  • 1949 Buck Freeman, American baseball outfielder (World Series 1903; HR leader 1899, 1903; AL RBI leader 1902, 03; Boston Americans), dies at 77
  • 1952 Alec Ross, Scottish golfer (US Open 1907), dies at 72
  • 1953 Algy Gehrs, Australian cricketer (6 Tests for Australia 1904-11), dies at 72
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