Events in Sport on June 11

  • 1898 23rd Preakness: Willie Simms riding Sly Fox wins in 1:49.75

Sports History

1903 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Harry Vardon wins his 4th Open title by 6 strokes from younger brother Tom Vardon

  • 1904 Cubs' Bob Wicker no-hits NY Giants, wins in 12th on 1 hitter, 1-0
  • 1907 George Dennett, aided by Gilbert Jessop, dismisses Northamptonshire for 12 runs, the lowest total in first-class cricket

Sports History

1909 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Cinque Ports GC: Englishman J.H. Taylor wins Championship for a 4th time, 6 strokes ahead of runners-up Tom Ball and James Braid

  • 1919 51st Belmont: Johnny Loftus riding Sir Barton wins by 5 lengths over Sweep On; first Trip Crown winner

Belmont Stakes

1921 53rd Belmont: Earl Sande riding Grey Lag wins in 2:16.8

Baseball Record

1927 Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth hits 19th & 20th homers of MLB season record 60 HRs in New York's 6-4 win over Cleveland Indians at Yankees Stadium

  • 1938 Cincinnati Red Johnny Vander Meer no-hits Boston Braves, 3-0
  • 1938 Compton scores 1st Test Cricket ton (102 v Aust) aged 20 yrs 19 days
  • 1938 England cricket team declare at 8 for 658 v Australia at Trent Bridge
  • 1938 French Championships Men's Tennis: American Don Budge beats Roderich Menzel of Czechoslovakia 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 for the 2nd leg of his Grand Slam
  • 1938 French Championships Women's Tennis: In an all-French final Simonne Mathieu wins first of consecutive titles; beats Nelly Adamson 6-0, 6-3
  • 1938 US Open Men's Golf, Cherry Hills CC: Ralph Guldahl wins back-to-back Open titles, 6 strokes ahead of runner-up Dick Metz
  • 1949 81st Belmont: Ted Atkinson aboard Capot wins in 2:30.2

US Golf Open

1949 US Open Men's Golf, Medinah CC: Cary Middlecoff wins the first of his 2 Open titles, 1 stroke ahead of Clayton Heafner and Sam Snead

US Golf Open

1950 50th US Open Men's Golf, Merion GC: 16 months after being severely injured in an auto accident, Ben Hogan beats Lloyd Mangrum by 4 shots and George Fazio by 6 in an 18-hole playoff; the "Miracle at Merion"

England Cricket’s Class Divide Hit For Six

1952 Opening batsman Len Hutton becomes the 1st professional cricketer to captain England in Tests

  • 1953 Test Cricket debut of Alan Davidson at Trent Bridge
  • 1955 Le Mans race car accident kills 83 spectators (race continues)

US Golf Open

1959 Charlie Sifford becomes the 1st African American to play in a US Golf Open

  • 1960 92nd Belmont: Bill Hartack aboard Celtic Ash wins in 2:29.2

Baseball Record

1961 Roger Maris hits 19th & 20th of 61 HRs

Sports History

1967 A. J. Foyt and Dan Gurney drive a Ford to victory in Le Mans

  • 1967 Chicago Cubs (7) & NY Mets (4) tie record of 11 HRs in a game
  • 1972 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Pleasant Valley CC: Kathy Ahern wins her only major title, by 6 strokes ahead of runner-up Jane Blalock
  • 1974 Mel Stottlemyre sets an American League record by making his 272nd consecutive start without pitching a game in relief
  • 1975 One-day international cricket debut of Javed Miandad aged 17 yrs 364 days
  • 1977 109th Belmont: Jean Cruguet riding Seattle Slew wins in 2:29.6

French Open Men's Tennis

1978 French Open Men's Tennis: Sweden's Björn Borg wins his 3rd French title; beats Guillermo Vilas of Argentina 6-1, 6-1, 6-3

LPGA Championship

1978 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: Nancy Lopez wins by 6 strokes from fellow American Amy Alcott

  • 1979 French Open Men's Tennis: Björn Borg wins 2nd of 4 straight French titles and 6 overall; beats Victor Pecci of Paraguay 6-3, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4
  • 1981 Mariners beat Orioles 8-2 at Kingdome, then players go on strike

Boxing Title Fight

1982 Defending champion Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for WBC and The Ring heavyweight boxing titles at Caesars Palace, LV, Nevada

Belmont Stakes

1983 115th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr.aboard Caveat wins in 2:27.8

  • 1983 MLB Cardinals outfielder Lonnie Smith checks into Hyland Center in St. Louis, a drug rehabilitation facility
  • 1983 Zhu Jianhua of China set a new world record in high jump at 7-9 14
  • 1988 120th Belmont: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard Risen Star wins in 2:26.6
  • 1988 25th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 11-7
  • 1988 Galina Chistyakova of USSR sets long jump woman's record (24"8½")
  • 1988 NY Yankees Rick Rhoden becomes first pitcher since AL's adoption of the rule in 1973 to DH (0 for 1 with an RBI) in an 8–6 victory over Baltimore Orioles

French Open Men's Tennis

1989 French Open Men's Tennis: American Michael Chang wins lone career Grand Slam title; beats Stefan Edberg of Sweden 6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2; at 17 years, 110 days, becomes youngest male to win a Grand Slam singles title

  • 1989 Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Sawgrass: Orville Moody wins by 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Charles Coody

Sports History

1990 Nolan Ryan pitches his 6th no-hitter beating Oakland, in 9th he retires Ken Phelps, Rickey Henderson & Willie Randolph (all ex Yanks)

  • 1992 Owners approve sale of Seattle Mariners to a Japanese group

Hall of Fame

1992 Tracy Austin, 29, is youngest inductee of International Tennis Hall of Fame

  • 1992 US Olympic baseball team plays 1st exhibition game, beat Venezuela 20-0

Belmont Stakes

1994 126th Belmont: Pat Day aboard Tabasco Cat wins in 2:26.8

  • 1995 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 1
  • 2000 French Open Men's Tennis: Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil wins his second French title; beats Sweden's Magnus Norman 6-2, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6
  • 2005 137th Belmont: Jeremy Rose aboard Afleet Alex wins in 2:28.75
  • 2005 WLAF World Bowl 13, LTU arena, Düsseldorf: Amsterdam Admirals beat Berlin Thunder, 27-21

French Open Men's Tennis

2006 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal of Spain wins his 2nd straight French title; beats Roger Federer 1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6

LPGA Championship

2006 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bulle RockGC: Se Ri Pak wins her 3rd title in the event and 5th major; beats Australian Karrie Webb on first play-off hole

  • 2011 143rd Belmont: Jose Valdivia Jr aboard Ruler On Ice wins in 2:30.88
  • 2012 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Đoković 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5; 3rd straight French title for Nadal
  • 2012 Stanley Cup Final, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA : LA Kings defeat New Jersey Devils, 6-1 for 4-2 series win; first SC title in Kings' 45-year history
  • 2016 148th Belmont Stakes: Irad Ortiz Jr. aboard Creator wins in 2:28:51
  • 2017 French Open Men's Tennis: Spaniard Rafael Nadal beats Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland 6–2, 6–3, 6–1; becomes first man to win French title 10 times
  • 2017 Stanley Cup Final, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Nashville Predators, 2-0 for 4-2 series win; Penguins back-to-back champions
  • 2022 Charl Schwartzel hangs on to beat fellow South African Hennie Du Plessis by a stroke to win the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational event at the Centurion GC, Hertfordshire; pockets massive US$4.75m for the victory