Events in Sport on June 15

  • 1887 NY Giants beat Philadelphia Phillies 29-1
  • 1888 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Bertha Townsend beats Ellen Hansell 6-3, 6-5
  • 1889 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Bertha Townsend beats Lida Voorhees 7-5, 6-2
  • 1894 Phillies beat Cincinnati Reds, 21-8
  • 1901 7th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 331 at Myopia Hunt Club MA
  • 1902 Minor League's most lopsided baseball game: Corsicana 51; Texarkana 3 Justin Clark of Corsicana, Texas minors hits 8 home runs in 1 game
  • 1906 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Scotsman James Braid successfully defends title by 4 strokes from J.H. Taylor of England; his 3rd Open victory
  • 1909 Representatives from England, Australia and South Africa meet at Lord's and form the Imperial Cricket Conference.
  • 1912 26th U.S. Women's National Championship: Mary Browne beats Eleonora Sears 6-4, 6-2
  • 1920 De Zweef soccer team forms in Nijverdal

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1923 British Open Golf, Troon GC: Englishman Arthur Havers holes a bunker shot on 72nd hole to win his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of defending champion Walter Hagen

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1928 Ty Cobb, 41, steals home for 50th & final time

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

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1931 Eddie Collins & Harry Heilmann retire from baseball

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1938 1st night game at Brooklyn Ebbets Field (Reds 6, Dodgers 0) as Cincinnati Red Johnny Vander Meer hurls unprecedented 2nd consecutive no-hitter
  • 1947 47th US Golf Open: Lew Worsham shoots a 282 at St Louis CC in MO
  • 1948 1st night game at Briggs Stadium: Detroit Tigers beat Philadelphia A's (Tigers 4, Athletics 1)

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1948 Bradman is out for a duck, but Australia win test match anyway

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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1951 Joe Louis scored his last knock out victory

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1955 The International Olympic Committee votes to award Rome the rights to host the 1960 Summer Olympic Games
  • 1957 57th US Golf Open: Dick Mayer shoots a 282 at Inverness Club in Toledo
  • 1957 89th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Gallant Man wins in 2:26.6

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1958 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1960 Angel Cordero wins his 1st of over 7000 horse races
  • 1962 Phillies score 10 runs in an inning against Reds en route to 13-8 win
  • 1963 Buddy Nobles runs world record marathon (2:14:28)
  • 1963 SF Giants Juan Marichal no-hits Houston Colt .45s, 1-0
  • 1965 Denny McLain in relief strikesout 1st 7 batters faced & record 14 in 6 2/3 innings, Bill Freehan ties catcher record of 19 putouts
  • 1968 15th Curtis Cup: US wins 10½-7½ at Royal County Down Golf Club (Newcastle, Northern Ireland)
  • 1969 US Open Golf, Champions GC: Orville Moody wins only major title by 1 stroke from Al Geiberger, Bob Rosberg & Dean Beman
  • 1969 Mets help their power needs by adding 1st baseman Donn Clendenon
  • 1970 16th LPGA Championship won by Shirley Englehorn

Sport awardTennis Open

1974 French Open Women's Tennis: American teenager Chris Evert beats Olga Morozova of Russia 6-1, 6-2 for her 1st of a record 7 French singles titles

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sport awardTennis Open

1975 French Open Men's Tennis: Björn Borg retains title; beats Guillermo Vilas of Argentina 6-2, 6-3, 6-4

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
  • 1976 Rain out! Astrodome cancels game heavy rains make it difficult for visiting team and umpires to get through flooded streets to the stadium
  • 1977 NY Mets trade Tom Seaver to Reds for Pat Zachry

Sport awardGolf Major

1980 80th US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a record 272 at Baltusrol GC New Jersey, his fourth and last US Open

  • 1980 Dale Lundquis wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • 1980 Jorge Orta of Cleveland gets 6 hits in a baseball game

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1983 Cards trade Keith Hernandez to Mets for Neil Allen & Rick Ownbey

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez
  • 1984 American boxer Thomas Hearns retains WBC light middleweight title with 2 round KO of Roberto Durán of Panama at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas; marks first time in his illustrious career Durán knocked out
  • 1984 Vitesse soccer team forms in Arnhem

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1985 Pinklon Thomas KOs Mike Weaver in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver

Sport awardGolf Major

1986 86th US Golf Open: Ray Floyd shoots a 279 at Shinnecock Hills GC NY

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • 1986 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • 1987 Michael Spinks TKOs Gerry Cooney in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1989 Baltimore Orioles pull their 9th triple play (vs Yankees)
  • 1994 NY Giants cut quarterback Phil Simms
  • 1997 97th US Golf Open: Ernie Els shoots a 276 Congressional CC Bethesda Md
  • 1997 Danielle Ammaccapane wins Edina Realty LPGA Classic
  • 2001 55th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 1
  • 2003 57th NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat New Jersey Nets, 4 games to 2
  • 2003 US Open Golf, Olympia Fields CC: American Jim Furyk wins his only major title by 3 from Stephen Leaney of Australia
  • 2004 58th NBA Championship: Detroit Pistons beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 1
  • 2011 Stanley Cup Final, Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC: Boston Bruins defeat Vancouver Canucks, 4-0 for 4-3 series win; Bruins end 39-year Stanley Cup drought
  • 2014 114th US Golf Open: Martin Kaymer shoots a 271 at Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina
  • 2014 68th NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat Miami Heat, 4 games to 1
  • 2015 Stanley Cup Final, United Center, Chicago, IL: Chicago Blackhawks defeat Tampa Bay Lightning, 2-0 for a 4-2 series victory; Blackhawks' 6th Championship
  • 2018 World Cup: Portugal 3. Spain 3 - Cristiano Renaldo scores hat-trick - 4th player to score in 4 different WC's - 1st to score in 8 consecutive major tournaments