On This Day in Sport for June 28

Events in Sport

  • 1887 Phillies most lopsided shut-out beating Indianapolis 24-0
  • 1892 Phillies tie club record of 16 straight victories

Sport awardTennis Open

1898 15th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats L Martin (6-4 6-4)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1898 22nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: R.F. Doherty beats younger brother Laurence Doherty 6-3, 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1
  • 1907 Nationals steal a record 13 bases off catcher Branch Rickey
  • 1919 Carl Mazes pitches a complete doubleheader against NY Yankees
  • 1923 Dodgers lost 7-0 lead, as Phillies score 8 in bottom of 9th
  • 1924 Test cricket umpire debut for Frank Chester, v South Africa at Lord's
  • 1935 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Alf Perry wins his only major title, by 4 shots from fellow Englishman Alf Padgham

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1938 Bradman scores 102* in drawn 2nd Test cricket at Lord's

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1939 Joe Louis TKOs Tony Galent in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1946 Permanent radio play-by-play of Cleveland Indians games begins

Sport awardGolf Major

1953 8th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1957 Frick overrules and names Stan Musial, Willie Mays, & Hank Aaron to team

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1958 Brazil becomes world soccer champ in Sweden
  • 1958 Nancy Ramey swims world record 100m (1:09.6)

Sport awardGolf Major

1958 US Open Women's Golf, Forest Lake CC: Mickey Wright wins 1st of 4 Open titles by 5 from Louise Suggs; 1st player to win Open & LPGA in same year

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1959 Phils Wally Post is only outfielder to throw out 2 runners in an inning twice (Losing to Giants 6-0)
  • 1966 Ernie Terrell beats Doug Jones in 15 wba for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1969 John Hampshire scores 107 on Test cricket debut v WI at Lord's
  • 1971 Phillies' Rick Wise hits 2 HRs and no-hits Reds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971 US Supreme Court (8-0) overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1973 Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis and Althea Gibson elected

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor
NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1975 Golfer Lee Trevino is struck by lightning at Western Open (Ill)
  • 1975 The South African rugby team beats France 33-18 in Pretoria
  • 1980 The South African Springbok rugby team lead by Morné du Plessis beats the British Lions 12-10 in Port Elizabeth to lead 3-0 in the series
  • 1987 Deb Richard wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • 1987 Don Baylor sets career hit-by-pitch mark at 244 (Pitcher Rick Rhoden)

AgreementContract of Interest

1988 Mike Tyson sues to break contract with manager Bill Cayton

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1992 US Dream Team beats Cuba in 1st exhibition basketball game, 133-57
  • 1993 Jacques Lemaire is named NJ Devils 8th Head Coach
  • 1993 Carlton Fisk, 45, released by White Sox, as all time leader of most games caught and most HRs by a catcher
  • 1994 NY Met Pitcher Dwight Gooden suspended for 60 days due to drug charges

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 Jonah Lomu becomes the youngest-ever All Black at 19 yrs 45 days playing rugby for New Zealand against France in Christchurch

Rugby Union Superstar Jonah Lomu
Rugby Union Superstar
Jonah Lomu
  • 1995 NJ Devils Stanley Cup Victory Party, admidst rumours they were moving to Nashville, goalie Chris Terreri holds up "Nashville? NO WAY!" sign
  • 2007 Craig Biggio of the Houston Astros becomes the 27th member of the 3000 hit club, going 5 for 5 against the Colorado Rockies

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013 Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole's final "Sportscentre" broadcast on TSN

Sports Anchor Jay Onrait
Sports Anchor
Jay Onrait
Sports Anchor Dan O'Toole
Sports Anchor
Dan O'Toole

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1886 Joe Cox, South African cricketer (South African pace bowler in 1913-14 series v England), born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa (d. 1971)
  • 1888 George Challenor, West Indian cricketer (pioneering West Indian batsman), born in St. Michael, Barbados (d. 1947)
  • 1902 Pierre Brunet, French figure skater pair (Olympic gold 1928, 32), born in Paris (d. 1991)
  • 1914 Charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player
  • 1917 Katherine Rawls, American swimming champion (d. 1982)
  • 1923 Lloyd Labeach, 100m/200m runner (Olympic bronze 1948), born in Panama City, Panama
  • 1923 Adolfo Schwelm Cruz, Argentine racing driver
  • 1925 Anne Mackenzie, South African long distance athlete
  • 1928 Peter Heine, cricketer (solid South African fast bowler in 1950's)
  • 1931 Junior Johnson, American NASCAR driver
  • 1931 Lucien Victor, Belgian cyclist (d. 1995)
  • 1934 Roy Gilchrist, cricketer (volatile WI fast bowler of late 50s)
  • 1937 George Knudson, Canadian golfer (d. 1989)
  • 1937 Ron Luciano, American baseball umpire (d. 1995)
  • 1941 Al Downing, American baseball player
  • 1942 Sjoukje Dijkstra, Holland, figure skater (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1949 Don Baylor, Tx, baseball player (Rockies, 1979 AL RBI leader, 267 HBP)
  • 1950 Ken Arthur, Australian softball asst coach (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1952 Pietro Mennea, Italian runner (200m world record), (d. 2013)
  • 1955 Nikolai Simyatov, USSR, nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1976)
  • 1955 Eric Gates, English footballer
  • 1957 Mike Skinner, American racecar driver
  • 1958 Sergei Shakrai, USSR, figure skater (Olympic silver 1980)

Person of interestJohn Elway

1960 John Elway, American NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32/33), born in Port Angeles, Washington

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 1961 Jay Schroeder, NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins, LA Raiders), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1961 Jeff Malone, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Miami Heat), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1962 Anisoara Stanciu-Cusmir, Romanian long jumper (Olympic gold 1984), born in Brăila, Romania
  • 1963 Allen Pitts, CFL slot back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1964 Bryan Barker, NFL punter (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Jacksonville Beach, Florida
  • 1964 Stephanie Maynor, Chester England, golfer (1995 PING Welch's-13th)
  • 1964 Susan Mascarin, American tennis player, born in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan
  • 1965 Michele Timms, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury, Olympics 1988, 96)
  • 1966 Andrew Lang, NBA center (Minnesota Timberwolves, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1966 Mike Bellamy, WLAF receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1967 Anthony Smith, NFL defensive end (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967 Matt Karchner, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Berwick, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Mushtaq Ahmed, cricketer (prodigious Pakistani leggie 1990-)
  • 1971 Bobby Hurley, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1971 Gary Downs, NFL running back (Denver Broncos), born in New Bern, North Carolina
  • 1971 Greg Evans, NFL/WLAF safety (Buffalo Bills, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971 Greg Keagle, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Corning, New York
  • 1971 Jeff Cothran, NFL fullback (Cin Bengals), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • 1971 Kenny Cunningham, Irish footballer, born in Limón, Costa Rica
  • 1971 Ron Mahay, American baseball player, born in Crestwood, Illinois
  • 1972 Arie van de Padt, Dutch soccer player (Tonegido, Sparta)
  • 1972 Eric Johnson, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1972 Jerry Colquitt, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1972 Kelly Wiltshire, CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1972 Marvin Jones, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1972 Ryan Fujita, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1973 Alberto Berastegui, Spanish tennis player, born in Bilbao, Spain
  • 1973 Brian Maisonneuve, soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1973 Adrian Annus, Hungarian athlete, born in Szeged, Hungary
  • 1974 Atilla Buday, Canadian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1974 Josh[ua] Crosby, Manchester Mass, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1974 Karim Abdul-Jabaar, running back (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1974 Rob Dyrdek, Professional skateboarder
  • 1975 Chad Green, American baseball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Dunkirk, New York
  • 1976 Shinobu Asagoe, Japanese tennis player
  • 1976 Seth Wescott, American snowboarder
  • 1977 Lindsay Lee, tennis star (1995 Futures-Woodlands TX), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1977 Chris Spurling, American baseball player
  • 1979 Randy McMichael, American football player
  • 1979 Jimmy Spithill, Australian sailor (America's Cup winning helmsman 2010, 2013), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1985 Phil Bardsley, English football player

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

2008 Golfing legend Greg Norman (53) weds former tennis star Chris Evert (53) in Paradise Island, Bahamas

Golfer Greg Norman
Golfer
Greg Norman
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Deaths in Sport

  • 1909 Israel Durham, Phillies president dies
  • 1915 Victor Trumper, Australian cricketer (48 Tests for Australia, 3163 runs), dies at 37
  • 1958 George Gunn, cricketer (15 Tests for England), dies at 50
  • 1962 Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher, dies at 59
  • 1963 Frank "Home Run" Baker, (hit 2 HRs in 1911 world series) dies at 77
  • 1975 Serge Reding, Belgian weightlifter (b. 1941)
  • 1981 Terry Fox, Canadian one-legged marathoner, dies of cancer at 22
  • 1991 Ernie McCormick, cricketer (12 Tests for Australia), dies
  • 1992 Mikhail Tai, World chess champion (1960-61), dies at 55
  • 2003 Wim Slijkhuis, Dutch athlete (b. 1923)
  • 2016 Pat Summitt, American basketball coach (University of Tennessee), dies at 61
  • 2016 Buddy Ryan, American NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles, Phoenix Cardinals), dies at 85