On This Day

On This Day in Sport for June 4

Events in Sport

  • 1838 First baseball-type game in Canada played at Beachville, Upper Canada
  • 1870 4th Belmont: W Dick aboard Kingfisher wins in 2:59.5
  • 1884 18th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Panique wins in 2:42
  • 1889 Boston Beaneaters MLB pitcher John Clarkson is first to throw an "immaculate inning" (strikes out 3 batters on 9 pitches) in a 4-2 win over Philadelphia Quakers at South End Grounds
  • 1927 1st Ryder Cup Golf, Worcester CC: US beats Great Britain, 9½-2½; Walter Hagen first American captain; Ted Ray first GB skipper
  • 1928 French Championships Men's Tennis: Henri Cochet wins his 2nd of 4 home titles; beats countryman René Lacoste 5-7, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3
  • 1928 French Championship Women's Tennis: Helen Wills beats England's Eileen Bennett 6-1, 6-2 for her first of 4 French singles titles
  • 1932 64th Belmont: Tom Malley aboard Faireno wins in 2:32.8
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1887 Tom Longboat, Canadian athlete (Boston Marathon 1907 record time 2:24:24), born in Six Nations Reserve Brantford, Ontario (d. 1949)
  • 1902 Richard Allen, Indian field hockey goalkeeper (Olympic gold 1928), born in Nagpur, India (d. 1969)
  • 1915 Walter Hadlee, New Zealand cricket batsman (11 Tests, 1 x 100, 2 x 50; Canterbury; father of Richard, Dayle & Barry), born in Lincoln, Canterbury (d. 2006)
  • 1916 Cecil Blacker, British Army officer, born in York, England (d. 2002)
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