Events in Sport on June 10

  • 1772 Burning of British revenue cutter Gaspée by Rhode Islanders
  • 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 44th British Golf Open: Jack White shoots a 296 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • 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 37th US Golf Open: Johnny Goodman shoots a 287 at North Shore Ill
  • 1933 65th Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Hurryoff wins in 2:32.6

  • 1934 FIFA World Cup Final: Angelo Schiavio scores the winner in extra time as Italy beats Czechoslovakia 2-1 in Rome, Italy
  • 1944 Joe Nuxhall, 15, of Cincinnati Reds is youngest player in major league

Sport awardGolf Major

1950 50th US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Merion Golf Club PA

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • 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 16th modern Olympiad equestrian events open in Stockholm
  • 1956 Marlene Bauer Hagge wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament

Sport awardGolf Major

1957 3rd LPGA Championship won by Louise Suggs

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"
  • 1964 Rolling Stones record their 12x5 album at Chess Studios in Chicago
  • 1968 4h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats France 20-2
  • 1968 UEFA European Championship Final: Italy beats Yugoslavia 2-0 in a replay in Rome (first game drawn 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 awardGolf Major

1973 19th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills

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 awardGolf Major

1979 25th LPGA Championship won by Donna Caponi Young

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

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 83rd Men's French Open: Ivan Lendl 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

Sport awardTennis Open

1984 83rd Women's French Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 8th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jack Nicklaus

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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1990 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan

Sport awardTennis Open

1990 89th Men's French Open: Andres Gomez beats Andre Agassi (6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi

Sport awardTennis Open

1990 89th Women's French Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (7-6, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 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
  • 1996 Stanley Cup: Colo Avalanche sweep Florida Panthers in 4 games
  • 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: New Jersey Devils defeat Dallas Stars 4-2
  • 2001 100th Men's French Open: Gustavo Kuerten beats Alex Corretja (6-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-0)
  • 2001 100th French Open Women's Tennis: American Jennifer Capriati wins centenary event; beats Kim Clijsters of Belgium 1-6, 6-4, 12-10
  • 2006 138th Belmont: Fernando Jara aboard Jazil wins in 2:27.81
  • 2007 53rd LPGA Championship won by Suzann Pettersen
  • 2007 106th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer (6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4)
  • 2007 106th Women's French Open: Justine Henin beats Ana Ivanovic (6-1, 6-2)
  • 2012 58th LPGA Championship won by Shanshan Feng
  • 2017 149th Belmont Stakes: Jose Ortiz aboard Tapwrit wins in 2:30.02

Sport awardTennis Open

2018 117th Men's French Open: 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