Events in Sport on June 12

  • 1875 9th Belmont: Bobby Swim aboard Calvin wins in 2:42.25
  • 1880 John Lee Richmond pitches 1st major league perfect game, Worcester 1, Cleveland's Forest City 0
  • 1894 British Open Golf, Royal St George's GC: J.H. Taylor wins first Open played outside Scotland; beats Douglas Rolland by 5 strokes
  • 1896 J.T. Hearne sets a cricket record for the earliest date of taking 100 first-class wickets in a season.
  • 1910 PEC soccer team forms in Zwolle
  • 1916 Tennis legend Bill Tilden's 1st appearance at US tennis championship
  • 1916 30th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt beats Louise Hammond Raymond (6-0, 6-1)
  • 1920 52nd Belmont: Clarence Kummer aboard Man o' War wins in 2:14.2

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1922 St Louis Brown Hub Pruett strikes out Babe Ruth 3 straight times

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1922 St Louis gets record 10 hits in a row & beats Phillies 14-8
  • 1925 William DeHart Hubbard of US, sets long jump record at 25' 10 3/4"
  • 1926 58th Belmont: Albert Johnson aboard Crusader wins in 2:32.2

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1928 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 2 triples & 2 HRs to be White Sox 15-7

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Sport awardGolf Major

1930 34th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 287 at Interlachen CC Minn

Golfer Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones
  • 1930 German boxer Max Schmeling beats Jack Sharkey by disqualification in 4, first time world heavyweight title won on a foul
  • 1936 Western Open Women's Golf, Topeka CC: Opal Hill scores a 3 & 2 win over Mrs. Charkes Dennehy to claim her second consecutive major title

  • 1937 41st US Golf Open: Ralph Guldahl shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Mich

Sport awardGolf Major

1939 43rd US Golf Open: Byron Nelson shoots a 284 at Philadelphia Cricket Club PA

Golfer Byron Nelson
Byron Nelson
  • 1939 Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, NY
  • 1947 British Amateur Women's Golf, Gullane GC: Babe Didrikson becomes first American to win event; beat England's Jacqueline Gordon 5 & 4

Sport awardGolf Major

1948 48th US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 276 at Riviera CC in LA

Golfer Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
  • 1948 80th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro wins aboard Citation to claim his second Triple Crown

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948 Bradman scores 138 in 1st Test cricket at Trent Bridge

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1950 Connie Mack named Honorary Manager of the All-Star Game

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1954 86th Belmont: Eric Guerin aboard High Gun wins in 2:30.8
  • 1954 Milwaukee Braves Jim Wilson no-hits Phillies, 2-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1957 Stan Musial plays in 823rd game (new NL consecutive-game streak)

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1959 SF Giants Mike McCormick no-hits Phillies, 3-0 in 5 inning game
  • 1961 An ailing Bill Veeck sells his interest in White Sox to Arthur Allyn
  • 1965 Morio Shigematsu runs world record marathon (2:12:00)
  • 1967 Washington Senators beat Chicago White Sox 6-5 in 22 innings
  • 1970 Pitts Pirate Doc Ellis no-hits San Diego Padres, 2-0
  • 1973 Close finish at Trent Bridge, NZ Cricket need 479 to win, all out 440

Sports record brokenBaseball Event

1975 Hank Aaron's 1st HR in Milwaukee since 1965

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977 LPGA Championship, Bay Tree Plantation GC: Chako Higuchi of Japan wins her only LPGA major title by 3 from Pat Bradley, Sandra Post & Judy Rankin

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley

Sports record brokenBaseball Event

1979 Tigers fire manager Les Moss, hiring Sparky Anderson

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • 1981 Baseball players begin a 50 day strike, their 3rd strike

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1981 Larry Holmes TKOs Leon Spinks in 3 for WBC heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Leon Spinks

Sport awardGolf Major

1983 29th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1983 Winston Davis takes 7-51 in Cricket World Cup match v Australia
  • 1988 6th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Billy Casper
  • 1988 Mei-Chi Cheng wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • 1990 Egypt (500-1 longshot) ties favorite the Netherlands 1-1 in World Cup game

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1990 NY Yankee reliever Dave Righetti becomes 9th to record 200 saves

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1990 Oakland A's Rickey Henderson becomes 2nd to steal 900 bases

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1990 Orioles Cal Ripken plays in his 1,308th consecutive game to move past Everett Scott into 2nd place on the all-time list

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1990 NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs 19-8 at Wrigley Field, Cubs outfielder Doug Dazcenzo pitched a scoreless 9th inning
  • 1991 45th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
  • 1994 Liselotte Neumann wins Minnesota LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1997 1st ever baseball inter-league game SF Giants beat Texas Rangers 4-3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2002 Los Angeles Lakers beat New Jersey Nets 4-0 in NBA finals MVP: Shaquille O'Neal, L.A.

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball Player
Shaquille O'Neal
  • 2005 LPGA Championship won by Annika Sörenstam
  • 2009 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Detroit Red Wings 4-3, Evgeni Malkin 1st Russian to win MVP
  • 2011 65th NBA Championship: Dallas Mavericks beat Miami Heat, 4 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016 Cristiano Ronaldo becomes 1st footballer to top Forbes' Highest-Paid Athletes List, earning $88 million

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 2016 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat San Jose Sharks 4-2 in San Jose