Events in Sport on June 10

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  • 1868 2nd Belmont: Bobby Swim aboard General Duke wins in 3:02
  • 1871 5th Belmont: W Miller aboard Harry Basset wins in 2:56
  • 1876 10th Belmont: William Donohue aboard Algerine wins in 2:40.5
  • 1890 24th Belmont: Pike Barnes riding Burlington wins in 2:07.75
  • 1891 25th Belmont: Ed Garrison riding Foxford wins in 2:08.75
  • 1893 27th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Commanche wins in 1:53.25
  • 1904 British Open Golf, Royal St George's GC: Jack White wins his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up James Braid and J.H. Taylor, both former champions
  • 1916 48th Belmont: E Haynes aboard Friar Rock wins in 2:22

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1921 Babe Ruth becomes all time HR champ with #120 (Gavvy Cravath)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1922 54th Belmont: C H Miller aboard Pillory wins in 2:18.8
  • 1926 Phillies Russ Wrightstone hits for the cycle
  • 1930 Winnipeg Rugby Football Club forms
  • 1932 British Open Golf, Prince's GC: Gene Sarazen wins wire-to-wire by 5 strokes from fellow American Macdonald Smith
  • 1933 US Open Men's Golf, North Shore CC: Amateur Johnny Goodman outlasts Ralph Guldahl by a single stroke to win his only major championship
  • 1933 65th Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Hurryoff wins in 2:32.6
  • 1934 FIFA World Cup Final, Stadio Nazionale PNF, Rome, Italy: Angelo Schiavio scores the winner in extra time as Italy beats Czechoslovakia, 2-1

  • 1944 Relief pitcher Joe Nuxhall at 15 years, 316 days, debuts for Cincinnati Reds; youngest player in MLB history; becomes All Star and broadcaster
  • 1950 82nd Belmont: William Boland aboard Middleground wins in 2:28.6
  • 1952 Chicago White Sox Sam Mele is 6th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (4th)
  • 1956 XVI Summer Olympic equestrian events open in Stockholm

Sport awardLPGA Championship

1957 LPGA Championship, Churchill Valley CC: Louise Suggs wins her 10th major tile by 3 strokes from Wiffi Smith

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1962 A record 54 home runs hit in baseball
  • 1962 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of USSR, sets then long jump record at 27' 3½"
  • 1967 American pole vaulter Bob Seagren sets a world record mark of 17'7" in San Diego, CA
  • 1968 4h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats France 20-2
  • 1968 UEFA European Championship Final, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy: Italy beats Yugoslavia, 2-0 in a replay (first game, 1-1)
  • 1972 104th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:28

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972 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

Sport awardLPGA Championship

1973 LPGA Championship, Pleasant Valley CC: 1964 champion Mary Mills wins by 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Betty Burfeindt

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974 Mike Schmidt hits a ball off public address speaker on Astrodome roof

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1977 Al Geiberger becomes the 1st player in history to post a score of 59 (−13) in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event, during the 2nd round Danny Thomas Memphis Classic at Colonial CC in Cordova, Tennessee
  • 1978 110th Belmont: Steve Cauthen wins aboard Affirmed to wrap up the Triple Crown

Sport awardTennis Open

1978 French Open Women's Tennis: Virginia Ruzici of Romania claims her lone major singles title; beats Mima Jaušovec of Yugoslavia 6-2, 6-2

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Virginia Ruzici
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Virginia Ruzici
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Mima Jausovec
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Mima Jausovec

Sport awardLPGA Championship

1979 LPGA Championship, Jack Nicklaus GC: Donna Caponi Young wins 3rd major; beats Jerilyn Britz by 3 strokes

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • 1979 Baltimore Orioles pull their 8th triple play (5-4-3 vs Cleve)

Sport awardTennis Open

1979 French Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert dominates Wendy Turnbull of Australia 6-2, 6-0 for her 3rd French singles crown

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1981 Pete Rose ties Stan Musial's NL record of 3,630 hits

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1984 38th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
  • 1984 Zhu Jian Hua of China high jumps a record 7'10" (2.39m)

Sport awardTennis Open

1984 French Open Men's Tennis: Czech star Ivan Lendl wins 1st career Grand Slam title; beats John McEnroe 3-6, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 7-5

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • 1986 A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's NL

  • 1988 Greatest number of participants (31,678) on a bicycle tour (London)
  • 1989 121st Belmont: Pat Day aboard Easy Goer wins in 2:26

Sport awardTennis Open

1989 French Open Women's Tennis: Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain wins her first Grand Slam singles title; beats Steffi Graf 7-6, 3-6, 7-5

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1990 8th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jack Nicklaus

  • 1990 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers for 1st time since 1974 in Portland

Sport awardTennis Open

1990 French Open Men's Tennis: Andres Gomez of Ecuador wins his 1st and only career Grand Slam title; beats American Andre Agassi 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
  • 1994 Jennifer Capriati, tennis ace, checks out of drug abuse clinic
  • 1995 127th Belmont: Gary Stevens aboard Thunder Gulch wins in 2:32
  • 1995 Orioles Jeff Manto, hits his 4th consecutive homer
  • 1995 French Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 7-5, 4-6, 6-0 with pivotal 32-point game in 3rd set; Graf's 4th French title
  • 1996 Stanley Cup Final, Miami Arena, Miami, FA: Uwe Krupp's unassisted goal in triple-OT gives Colorado Avalanche a 1-0 win over Florida Panthers and a 4 game series sweep
  • 1997 Kevin Brown of Florida Marlins no hits SF Giants 9-0
  • 2000 132nd Belmont: Pat Day aboard Commendable wins in 2:31.20
  • 2000 Stanley Cup Final, Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX: New Jersey Devils defeat Dallas Stars, 2-1 in double OT for a 4-2 series victory

Sport awardTennis Open

2000 French Open Women's Tennis: France's Mary Pierce beats Conchita Martinez of Spain 6-2, 7-5 for her 2nd and last career Grand Slam singles title and her 1st singles title at Roland Garros

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • 2001 French Open Men's Tennis: Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil wins his 3rd French title; beats Spaniard Àlex Corretja 6-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-0
  • 2006 138th Belmont: Fernando Jara aboard Jazil wins in 2:27.81
  • 2006 French Open Women's Tennis: Justine Henin-Hardenne retains her title; beats Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-4, 6-4 for 5th Grand Slam singles crown
  • 2007 LPGA Championship, Bulle Rock GC: Suzann Pettersen of Norway wins her first major title by 1 stroke ahead of Australian Karrie Webb
  • 2007 French Open Men's Tennis: Spaniard Rafael Nadal wins title for the 3rd consecutive year; beats Roger Federer 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
  • 2012 LPGA Championship, Locust Hill CC: Shanshan Feng of China wins by 2 strokes ahead of Eun-Hee Ji, Stacy Lewis, Mika Miyazato and Suzann Pettersen

Sport awardTennis Open

2012 French Open Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova wins her first French title; beats Sara Errani of Italy 6-3, 6-2

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • 2017 French Open Women's Tennis: Jeļena Ostapenko upsets Simona Halep 4–6, 6–4, 6–3 to claim her 1st Grand Slam title; first Latvian to win a Grand Slam singles title
  • 2017 149th Belmont Stakes: Jose Ortiz aboard Tapwrit wins in 2:30.02

Sport awardTennis Open

2018 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 for his record 11th French title (17th Grand Slam victory)

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal