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
  • 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 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 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
  • 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 awardUS 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

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • 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 Final, Paris: Héctor Rial scores twice as Real Madrid beats Stade de Reims, 4-3 to claim inaugural title

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 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

Sport awardLPGA Championship

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

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

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • 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

  • 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 awardLPGA 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

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 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

Sports record brokenNHL 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

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman

Cricket's T20 is Born. Howzat!?Cricket's T20 is Born. Howzat!?

2003 English county cricket teams play the 1st official Twenty20 matches
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Legendary cricketer WG Grace plays forward with his typical straight bat in 1878
Legendary cricketer WG Grace plays forward with his typical straight bat in 1878
  • 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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

Baseball Star José Altuve
Baseball Star
José Altuve
  • 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 Roger Connor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (career HR record 138 stood for 23 years), dies of a stomach illness at 73
  • 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; Kawhi Leonard MVP