On This Day in Sport for June 7

Events in Sport

  • 1873 7th Belmont: James Roe aboard Springbok wins in 3:01.75
  • 1881 15th Belmont: T. Costello aboard Saunterer wins in 2:47
  • 1892 John J. Doyle of Clev Spiders is 1st to pinch hit in a baseball game
  • 1900 40th British Golf Open: J.H. Taylor shoots a 309 at St Andrews
  • 1906 Chicago Cubs score 11 in 1st inning, beating NY Giants 19-0
  • 1924 56th Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Mad Play wins in 2:18.8
  • 1930 62nd Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:31.6
  • 1932 Pitcher John Quinn, 47, is oldest player to have an extra-base hit (a double) & bat in a run, as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 9-2
  • 1939 Cleveland Indians sets AL record of 16 inning game without striking out, however lose game 5-4 to NY Yankees
  • 1941 45th US Golf Open: Craig Wood shoots a 284 at Colonial Club Fort Worth
  • 1941 73rd Belmont: Eddie Arcaro wins aboard Whirlaway to claim first of 2 Triple Crowns
  • 1944 Achilles Veen soccer team forms in Veen
  • 1952 7th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 5-4
  • 1952 84th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard One Count wins in 2:30.2
  • 1957 Mickey Stewart holds 7 cricket catches for Surrey v Northants
  • 1958 90th Belmont: Pete Anderson aboard Cavan wins in 2:30.2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1966 NY Mets pass up Reggie Jackson to draft Steve Chilcott #1

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1967 NY Yankees draft Ron Blomberg #1
  • 1969 101st Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Arts & Letters wins in 2:28.8
  • 1970 Jockey Willie Shoemaker passes Johnny Longden with his 6,033 win
  • 1970 69th Men's French Open: Jan Kodes beats Zeljko Franulovic (6-2, 6-4, 6-0)
  • 1970 69th Women's French Open: Margaret Court beats Helga Niessen Masthoff (6-2, 6-4)
  • 1972 Pirate's Gene Alley bases-loaded walk, beats Padres 1-0 in 18th
  • 1973 Rangers draft Texas high school pitcher David Clyde #1
  • 1974 Padres draft Brown University shortstop Bill Almon #1
  • 1975 Sri Lanka's 1st one-day international, v WI Cricket World Cup
  • 1977 White Sox draft Harold Baines #1
  • 1978 32nd NBA Championship: Wash Bullets beat Sea Supersonics, 4 games to 3
  • 1980 112th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Temperence Hill wins in 2:29.8
  • 1981 Sandra Post wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

1981 Men's French Open: Björn Borg beats Ivan Lendl 6-1, 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Sport awardTennis Open

1981 Women's French Open: Hana Mandlíková beats Sylvia Hanika 6-2, 6-4

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player Sylvia Hanika
Tennis Player
Sylvia Hanika
  • 1982 NY Mets draft Dwight Gooden, Roger McDowell & Randy Myers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983 Steve Carlton temporarily passes Nolan Ryan with his 3,552 strike out

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1986 118th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Danzig Connect wins in 2:29.8
  • 1986 Pirates draft 3rd baseman Jeff King #1

Sport awardTennis Open

1987 86th Men's French Open: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (7-5, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander

Sport awardTennis Open

1987 86th Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova (6-4, 4-6, 8-6)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1989 23 year old olympic barefoot South African runner Zola Budd retires

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Wayne Gretzky wins his 9th NHL Hart (MVP) Trophy in 10 years

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1989 1st Baseball game to start outdoors & end indoors, as Toronto Blue Jays stadium closes roof during game at 8:48, & beat Brewers 4-2
  • 1992 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
  • 1992 91st Men's French Open: Jim Courier beats Petr Korda (7-5, 6-2, 6-1)

Sport awardTennis Open

1992 91st Women's French Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (6-2, 3-6, 10-8)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 Cricket's Graham Gooch dismissed handled the ball vs Australia at Old Trafford

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1994 A's outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 1,100th career base

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1997 129th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Touch Gold wins in 2:28.8
  • 1997 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep the Philadelphia Flyers
  • 1998 97th Men's French Open: Carlos Moya beats Alex Corretja (6-3, 7-5, 6-3)
  • 1998 97th Women's French Open: Arantxa Sanchez Vicario beats Monica Seles (7-6, 0-6, 6-2)
  • 2003 135th Belmont: Jerry Bailey aboard Empire Maker wins in 2:28.26
  • 2004 Stanley Cup: Tampa Bay Lightning defeat Calgary Flames 4-3
  • 2008 140th Belmont: Alan Garcia aboard Da Tara wins in 2:29.65

Sport awardTennis Open

2009 French Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins his only French title, outclassing Robin Söderling of Sweden 6-1, 7-6, 6-4

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • 2009 108th Women's French Open: Svetlana Kuznetsova beats Dinara Safina (6-4, 6-2)
  • 2013 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Boston Bruins beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4 games to 0

Sport awardTennis Open

2014 French Open Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova beats Simona Halep of Romania 6-4, 6-7, 6-4

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • 2014 146th Belmont: Joel Rosario aboard Tonalist wins in 2:28.52

Sport awardTennis Open

2015 French Open Men's Tennis: Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland wins his 2nd major title; beats Novak Đoković 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • 2018 Stanley Cup Finals: Washington Capitals earn first title in franchise history with a 4-3 win in Las Vegas for a 4-1 series victory over the Golden Knights

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1909 Virginia Apgar, American physician and childbirth specialist, born in Westfield, New Jersey (d. 1974)
  • 1922 Leo Reise Jr., Canadian ice hockey player, born in Stoney Creek, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Charles de Tornaco, Belgian racing driver, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1953)
  • 1928 Dave Bowen, Welsh footballer, born in Maesteg, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1995)
  • 1930 Ian Leggat, New Zealand cricketer (1 Test v South Africa 1953-54 without distinction), born in Invercargill, New Zealand
  • 1930 Hilderaldo Bellini, Brazilian footballer (World Cup 1958, 1952, 51 caps), born in Itapira, Brazil (d. 2014)
  • 1933 Herb Score, American baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Rosedale, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1937 Bert sugar, American sports writer (Sting like a Bee), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2012)
  • 1946 Terry Gale, Australian professioanal golfer, born in Yelbeni, Australia
  • 1947 Thurman Munson, American baseball catcher and captain (NY Yankees), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1979)
  • 1954 Lui Passaglia, CFL place kicker (BC Lions), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1956 Robert Dover, American equestrian dressage (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1957 Neal Radford, cricketer (Zambia England pace bowler in 3 Tests 1986-88)
  • 1958 Phillipe Boccara, US sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Le Mans, France
  • 1962 Janice Lawrence Braxton, WNBA center (Cleve Rockers, Olym-gold-1984)
  • 1962 Takuya Kurosawa, Japanese racing driver, born in Ibaraki, Japan
  • 1963 Steven David Rintoul, Bowral Australia, PGA golfer (1994 Buick-2nd)
  • 1964 Caroline Anne Hare, 5k/10k (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1964 Graeme Labrooy, cricketer (Sri Lankan pace bowler in 9 Tests 1986-91)
  • 1966 Dan Payne, CFL tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1966 Heathcliff Slocumb, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Queens, New York
  • 1966 Stephane Richer, Ripon, NHL right wing (NJ Devils)
  • 1967 Terance Mathis, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1968 Adam Walker, NFL running back (SF 49ers)
  • 1968 Melissa Coombes, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets), born in San Gabriel, California
  • 1969 Lachlan Elmer, Australian field hockey halfback (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
  • 1969 Mark Sohn, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1970 Andrei Kovalenko, Gorky Russia, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton)
  • 1970 Chad Fann, NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals, SF 49ers)
  • 1970 Mike Modano, NHL forward (Team USA, Dallas Stars), born in Livonia, Michigan
  • 1970 Cafu, Brazilian football player
  • 1971 Terrell Buckley, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1972 Jeff Burris, NFL cornerback/punt returner (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1973 Napoleon Kaufman, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1973 Robert Barr, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1974 Jason Caswell, Skeet shooter (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1974 Mahesh Bhupathi, India, tennis pro
  • 1975 Allen Iverson, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1976 David Diaz, American light welterweight boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1977 Marcin Baszczyński, Polish football player
  • 1977 Odalis Pérez, Dominican baseball player (Atlanta Braves, LA Dodgers), born in Las Matas de Farfán, Dominican Republic
  • 1979 Kevin Hofland, Dutch footballer
  • 1981 Tyler Johnson, baseball player
Tennis Player Anna Kournikova
Tennis Player
Anna Kournikova
  • 1981 Stephen Bywater, British goalkeeper
  • 1981 Kevin Kyle, Scottish footballer
  • 1982 Virgil Vasquez, American baseball player
  • 1983 Mark Lowe, American baseball player
  • 1988 Milan Lucic, Canadian Hockey player (Boston Bruins)

Deaths in Sport

  • 1929 J E P McMaster, cricketer (Eng v S Af Test 1889 (out for 0), dies
  • 1958 Roger Hartigan, cricketer (2 Tests for Aust in 1908), dies
  • 1964 Charlie Llewellyn, cricketer (544 runs in 15 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1988 Joe Partridge, cricketer (South African pace bowler 1963-65), commits suicide
  • 1989 Percy Stuart, Suriname/Dutch sports journalist, dies
  • 1989 Chico Landi, Brazilian racing driver (b. 1907)
  • 1992 Bill France, Sr., American racing car driver and co-founder of NASCAR, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 82
  • 1993 Drazen Petrovic, NBA player (NJ Nets), dies in auto-accident at 28
  • 2008 Jim McKay, American sportscaster (b. 1921)
  • 2011 Paul Dickson, American football player and coach (b. 1937)