On This Day

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 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Ellen Roosevelt beats defending champion Bertha Townsend 6-2, 6-2
  • 1895 Emile Levassor wins the first automobile race in history the Paris-Bordeaux-Paris, taking 48 hours and 48 minutes (1,178 km)
  • 1895 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Englishman J.H. Taylor retains title; beats Sandy Herd of Scotland by 4 shots

Sports History

1896 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Harry Vardon of Jersey wins first of 6 Open titles by 4 strokes in a 36-hole playoff with defending champion J.H. Taylor

  • 1905 New York Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson throws his 2nd no-hitter, beating Chicago Cubs, 1-0 at West Side Grounds, Chicago

Boxing Title Fight

1908 Canadian champion Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires of Australia in 8th round at Neuilly Bowling Palace, Paris to retain world heavyweight boxing title

  • 1912 NY Giant Christy Mathewson wins his 300th game
  • 1913 45th Belmont: Roscoe Troxler aboard Prince Eugene wins in 2:18
  • 1913 Yanks win 13th game of year after losing 36 games
  • 1914 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Mary Browne wins her 3rd consecutive US title beating fellow American Marie Wagner 6–2, 1–6, 6–1; event moves to Forest Hills 1915
  • 1915 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: American based Norwegian Molla Bjurstedt beats Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 for her first of 4 straight US singes titles
  • 1918 Phillies and Cards tie 8-8 in 19 innings
  • 1921 Yanks' pitcher Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs beating Tigers 11-8
  • 1924 Yanks win by forfeit over Tigers, their 3rd forfeit win
  • 1925 American William DeHart Hubbard sets men's long jump world record at 7.89m (25 ft 10 3⁄4 in) in Chicago, Illinois
  • 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 10-to-1 underdog James J Braddock upsets defending champion Max Baer in a 15 round unanimous points decision at Madison Square Garden, NYC for the world heavyweight boxing title

Baseball Record

1937 Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs against St Louis Browns

  • 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)

Sports History

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

US Golf Open

1953 US Open Men's Golf, Oakmont CC: Ben Hogan wins a record-tying 4th US Open title, 6 strokes ahead of runner-up Sam Snead

  • 1953 85th Belmont: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 2:28.6

World Record

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 Final, Paris: Héctor Rial scores twice as Real Madrid beats Stade de Reims, 4-3 to claim inaugural title

Sports History

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

Sports History

1959 91st Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Sword Dancer wins in 2:28.6

  • 1964 Basil Heatley runs world record marathon (2:13:55)
  • 1965 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Beverly CC: Susie Maxwell wins by 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Marlene Hagge

LPGA Championship

1971 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Pleasant Valley CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 4 strokes from Kathy Ahern

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

Golf Major

1976 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Cedar Brae CC: Donna Caponi wins in a playoff with Judy Rankin

  • 1976 French Open Women's Tennis: Sue Barker of England claims her lone major singles title; beats Renáta Tomanová of Czechoslovakia 6-2, 0-6, 6-2
  • 1982 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: Jan Stephenson of Australia wins by 2 strokes from JoAnne Carner

Sports History

1986 Los Angeles Dodger Steve Garvey 1st ejection from a game, after Atlanta's triple-play

  • 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

LPGA Championship

1993 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bethesda CC: Patty Sheehan wins her 4th major title by 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Lauri Merten

Contract of Interest

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

Sports History

1994 Don Mattingly plays 1st base 1,469 game for Yankees (2nd most)

Sports History

1995 MLB Cleveland Indians' Dennis Martínez no-hits Baltimore Orioles 11-0,

  • 1995 New Jersey Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2 for a 4-2 series win; qualify for their first Stanley Cup Finals Series (beat Detroit Red Wings, 4-0)
  • 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

NHL Record

2002 Stanley Cup Final, Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI: Detroit Red Wings beat Carolina Hurricanes, 3-1 for a 4-1 series win; Red Wings' 10th title; coach Scotty Bowman retires with record 9th title

LPGA Championship

2004 50th LPGA Championship Women's Golf, DuPont CC: Sweden's Annika Sörenstam goes back-to-back by 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Shi Hyun Ahn

Baseball Record

2012 San Francisco Giants' Matt Cain pitches first perfect game in the franchise's history against the Houston Astros

  • 2014 Stanley Cup Final, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA: LA Kings edge New York Rangers, 3-2 in double OT for a 4-1 series win; second Championship in LA franchise history
  • 2017 Warriors win 2nd NBA title in 3 years over the Cavaliers (129-120)
  • 2018 FIFA Congress votes to award 2026 World Cup to joint bid by US, Canada & Mexico
  • 2018 The Spanish Football Association sacks coach Julen Lopetegui just 2 days out from first World Cup game after he agreed to manage Real Madrid
  • 2019 NBA Finals: Toronto Raptors beat defending champion Golden State Warriors, 114-110 to win franchise's first Championship; last game at Oracle Arena, Oakland; MVP: Kawhi Leonard

French Open Men's Tennis

2021 French Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković wins his 19th Grand Slam singles title; beats Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4