On This Day

Events in Sport on June 10

  • 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
  • 1892 Baltimore catcher Wilbert Robinson sets MLB record by going 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game; Orioles rout St. Louis Cardinals, 25-4 at Oriole Park
  • 1893 27th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Commanche wins in 1:53.25

Sports History

1904 British Open Men's 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
  • 1922 54th Belmont: C H Miller aboard Pillory wins in 2:18.8
  • 1926 MLB Philadelphia Phillies Russ Wrightstone hits for the cycle
  • 1930 Winnipeg Rugby Football Club forms
  • 1932 British Open Men's 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 outfielder Sam Mele is only 6th MLB player to record 6 RBI's in an inning (4th) during a 15-4 win over the A's in Philadelphia
  • 1956 XVI Summer Olympic equestrian events open in Stockholm

LPGA Championship

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

  • 1962 A one-day 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, California
  • 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

Sports History

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)

LPGA Championship

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

Sports History

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

  • 1975 Yanks sponsor Army Day at temporary home, Shea Stadium during 21-gun salute, part of fence is blown away, & another part is set afire
  • 1977 American golfer Al Geiberger becomes first player in history to post a sub-60 score, 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
  • 1978 Yankees trade Ken Holzman for Ron Davis

French Open Women's Tennis

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

LPGA Championship

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

  • 1979 Baltimore Orioles pull their 8th triple play (5-4-3 vs Cleveland)

French Open Women's Tennis

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

Sports History

1981 Sebastian Coe of England sets 800m record (1:41.73) in Florence

  • 1984 Zhu Jian Hua of China high jumps a record 7'10" (2.39m)

French Open Men's Tennis

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

  • 1986 A. Bartlett Giamatti succeeds Chub Feeney as President of baseball's National League
  • 1988 Greatest number of participants (31,678) on a bicycle tour (London)

Belmont Stakes

1989 121st Belmont: Pat Day aboard Easy Goer wins in 2:26

French Open Women's Tennis

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

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

French Open Men's Tennis

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

Sports History

1990 Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, Dearborn CC: Jack Nicklaus wins his second of 8 Champions Tour majors by 6 strokes from Lee Trevino

  • 1994 American tennis ace Jennifer Capriati 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

French Open Women's Tennis

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

  • 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

LPGA Championship

2007 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bulle Rock GC: Suzann Pettersen of Norway wins her first major title by 1 stroke ahead of Australian Karrie Webb

French Open Men's Tennis

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 Women's Golf, Locust Hill CC: Shanshan Feng of China wins by 2 strokes ahead of Eun-Hee Ji, Stacy Lewis, Mika Miyazato and Suzann Pettersen

French Open Women's Tennis

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

Sports History

2012 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Shoal Creek G&CC: Defending champion Tom Lehman wins by 2 strokes from Bernhard Langer of Germany and Taiwan's Lu Chien-soon

  • 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
  • 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)