Events in Sport on June 13

  • 1874 8th Belmont: G Barbee aboard Saxon wins in 2:39.5
  • 1889 23rd Belmont: W Hayward aboard Eric wins in 2:47.25
  • 1890 4th U.S. Women's National Championship: Ellen Roosevelt beats Bertha Townsend (6-2, 6-2)
  • 1895 Emile Levassor wins 1st Paris-Bordeaux-Paris auto race (24 kph)
  • 1895 35th British Golf Open: J.H. Taylor shoots a 322 at St Andrews
  • 1896 36th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 316 at Muirfield
  • 1905 NY Giant Christy Mathewson 2nd no-hitter, beats Chicago Cubs, 1-0

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1908 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • 1913 45th Belmont: Roscoe Troxler aboard Prince Eugene wins in 2:18
  • 1914 28th U.S. Women's National Championship: Mary Browne beats Marie Wagner (6-2, 1-6, 6-1)
  • 1915 29th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt beats Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman (4-6, 6-2, 6-0)
  • 1918 Phillies & Cards tie 8-8 in 19 innings
  • 1921 Yanks' pitcher Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs beating Tigers 11-8
  • 1925 57th Belmont: Albert Johnson aboard American Flag wins in 2:16.8
  • 1925 Charles Jenkins demonstrates the transmission of synchronized pictures and sound (early television)
  • 1931 63rd Belmont: Charley Kurtsinger aboard Twenty Grand wins in 2:29.6
  • 1935 James J Braddock beats Max Baer in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1937 Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs against St Louis Browns

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1938 Great Cricket innings of 232 by Stan McCabe v England at Trent Bridge
  • 1945 Heerjansdam soccer team forms
  • 1947 1st night game at Fenway Park (Red Sox 5, White Sox 3)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948 Babe Ruth's final farewell at Yankee Stadium, he dies Aug 16th

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Sport awardGolf Major

1953 53rd US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 283 at Oakmont CC in Oakmont PA

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • 1953 85th Belmont: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 2:28.6
  • 1953 Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:18:40.2)
  • 1955 Mercedes racing car kills 77 at Le Mans, France
  • 1956 1st European Cup: Real Madrid beats Stade Reims 4-3 at Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1957 Ted Williams becomes 1st ALer to have 2, 3-HR games in a season

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1959 59th US Golf Open: Billy Casper shoots a 282 at Winged Foot GC NY
  • 1959 91st Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Sword Dancer wins in 2:28.6
  • 1964 Basil Heatley runs world record marathon (2:13:55)
  • 1965 Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Western Golf Open

Sport awardGolf Major

1971 17th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1973 Garvey, Lopes, Cey & Russell play together for 1st time, set record of staying together as an infield for 8½ years (LA Dodgers)

Sport awardGolf Major

1976 4th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Donna Caponi

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • 1982 28th LPGA Championship won by Jan Stephenson
  • 1987 Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel & Anne Knabe complete cycling journey of 15,266 mi from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Argentina
  • 1988 45th time opposing pitchers hit HRs, Mark Davis (Padres)/Mike Krukow
  • 1988 Boston Red Sox are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win AL East
  • 1989 43rd NBA Championship: Detroit Pistons sweeps LA Lakers in 4 games
  • 1991 A spectator is killed by lightning at US Open Golf tournament
  • 1991 NHL owners present contract to players (leads to Apr 1, 1992 strike)
  • 1991 The National, 1st all-sports daily newspaper, ceases publication

Sport awardGolf Major

1993 39th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1994 Chicago Cub 2nd baseman Ryne Sandberg, retires due to poor play, he forfeits $15.7 million of his $25 million contract

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995 Indians' Dennis Martínez no-hits Balt 11-0

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • 1995 NJ Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers, to go to their 1st Stanley Cup finals
  • 1995 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New Jersey Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2
  • 1997 51st NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Utah Jazz 4, games to 2

Sports record brokenNHL Record

2002 Scotty Bowman wins his 9th Stanley Cup as a coach, an NHL record, and retires

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman
  • 2004 50th LPGA Championship won by Annika Sörenstam
  • 2012 San Francisco Giants' Matt Cain pitches first perfect game in the franchise's history against the Houston Astros
  • 2014 Stanley Cup: Los Angeles Kings defeat the New York Rangers in 5 games
  • 2017 Warriors win 2nd NBA title in 3 years over the Cavaliers (129-120)