Events in Sport in June 1972

  • Jun 3 Yanks score 8 times in 13th beating White Sox 18-10
  • Jun 4 Carol Mann wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Jun 4 Record 8 shutouts pitched in 16 major league games (AL=5, NL=3)
  • Jun 4 71st Men's French Open: Andres Gimeno beats Patrick Proisy (4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-1)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 4 71st Women's French Open: Billie Jean King beats Evonne Goolagong (6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Jun 7 Pirate's Gene Alley bases-loaded walk, beats Padres 1-0 in 18th
  • Jun 8 Padres draft Dave Roberts #1, Indians draft Rick Manning #2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 8 Test Cricket debut of Tony Greig, v Australia at Old Trafford (57/62)

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig
  • Jun 10 104th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:28

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 10 Hank Aaron's grandslammer (14) ties him for NL lead with Gil Hodges & moves him ahead of Willie Mays as #2 HR hitter (649)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Jun 11 18th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Ahern

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 18 72nd US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 290 at Pebble Beach, California

  • Jun 18 US Supreme Court, 5-3, confirms lower court rulings in Curt Flood case, upholding baseball's exemption from antitrust laws
  • Jun 18 UEFA European Championship: West Germany defeat Soviet Union 3-0 in Brussels
  • Jun 23 US President Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports
  • Jun 24 Danie Malan, South African athlete, sets a new world record in the 1000m event in Munich
  • Jun 25 Bernice Gera becomes 1st female umpire in pro baseball
  • Jun 26 Bob Massie takes 16 wickets (8-84 & 8-53) on Test cricket debut v Eng
  • Jun 30 Cincinnati Reds are 11 games back in NL, & go on to win pennant