Events in Sport in June 1961

  • Jun 3 93rd Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Sherluck wins in 2:29.2
  • Jun 4 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • Jun 8 Test Cricket debut of William Morris Lawry, v England at Edgbaston, 57

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 8 Milwaukee sets record of 4 consecutive HRs (Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock & Frank Thomas)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Jun 9 Ryne Duren sets AL record with 7 straight strikeouts against Red Sox
  • Jun 11 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 11 Roger Maris hits 19th & 20th of 61 HRs

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • Jun 12 An ailing Bill Veeck sells his interest in White Sox to Arthur Allyn
  • Jun 17 61st US Golf Open: Gene Littler shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Mich
  • Jun 18 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
  • Jun 19 NY Yankee Roger Maris hits his 25th of 61 HRs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 23 Cubs Ernie Banks ends his 717 consecutive-games-played streak

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Jun 23 Phillies overcome 9-0, losing 11-2 they score 4 in 8th & 6 in 9th
  • Jun 25 Balt & California use a record 16 pitchers in a game (8 each) in 14 inns

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 29 Willie Mays is 4th major leaguer with 3 or more HRs twice in a season

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays