On This Day

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 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Englishman J.H. Taylor wins title for 3rd time; beats runner-up Harry Vardon by 8 strokes
  • 1906 Chicago Cubs score 11 runs in 1st inning of 19-0 drubbing of New York Giants off future Baseball Hall of Famers Christy Mathewson and Joe McGinnity; worst beating in Giants franchise history
  • 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 At 47, Brooklyn pitcher Jack Quinn becomes oldest player in MLB history to record an extra-base hit (double) as the Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 9-2
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1958 Roger Hartigan, cricketer (2 Tests for Aust in 1908), dies
  • 1964 Charlie Llewellyn, South African cricketer (544 runs in 15 Tests for South Africa), dies at 87
  • 1988 Joe Partridge, cricketer (South African pace bowler 1963-65), commits suicide
  • 1989 Percy Stuart, Suriname/Dutch sports journalist, dies
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