Events in Sport on June 19

  • 1846 First officially recognised baseball game (played by Cartwright Rules) - NY Nines 23 defeat Knickerbockers 1 at Hoboken, New Jersey
  • 1867 1st Belmont Stakes: Gilbert Gilpatrick aboard Ruthless wins in 3:05
  • 1894 28th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Henry of Navarre wins in 1:56.5
  • 1897 US National Championship Women's Tennis: 1895 title holder Juliette Atkinson beats defending champion Elisabeth Moore 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3

Sports History

1908 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Scotsman James Braid wins his 4th Championship by 8 strokes from Tom Ball

Sports History

1914 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Harry Vardon of Jersey wins a record 6th Open Championship, 3 strokes ahead of defending champion J.H. Taylor

World Record

1922 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:28.2)

  • 1924 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 1500m of 3:52.6; 50 minutes later sets 5,000m WR 14:28.2; also runs WR 3-mile time 14:02.00 within that event in Finnish Olympic trials in Helsinki

Boxing Title Fight

1936 German boxer Max Schmeling KOs up-and-coming American heavyweight Joe Louis in 12 rounds at Yankee Stadium, New York

  • 1936 Joe McCarthy is named to manage AL All-Stars, rather than high-strung Mickey Cochrane, who is very close to a nervous breakdown
  • 1937 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Beverly CC: Helen Hicks wins the first of her 2 major titles, defeating amateur Bea Barrett 6 & 5 in the final
  • 1938 FIFA World Cup Final, Stade Olympique de Colombes, Paris, France: Luigi Colausig & Silvio Piola each score 2 goals as Italy beats Hungary, 4-1
  • 1938 Paul Waner (Pirates) homers off Pete Sivess (Phillies) in DH
  • 1938 Reds Johnny Vander Meer extends his string of hitless baseball innings to 21 2/3 before Debs Garms singles for Boston in 4th
  • 1942 Paul Waner is 7th to get 3,000 baseball hits
  • 1943 NFL's Philadelphia Eagles & Pittsburgh Steelers merge, (dissolves on Dec 5)
  • 1946 1st TV sports/boxing spectacular-Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn
  • 1952 Bkln Dodger Carl Erskine no-hits Chicago Cubs, 5-0

Sports History

1954 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Glen Flora CC: Betty Jameson wins 6 & 5 over Louise Suggs in the final

  • 1954 US Open Men's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Ed Furgol wins his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Gene Littler

Sports History

1955 Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 100

  • 1955 Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs, 1-0 in 15 innings; ties longest shutout in club history

US Golf Open

1955 US Open Men's Golf, Olympic CC: Jack Fleck wins an 18-hole playoff by 3 strokes to claim his only major title and deny Ben Hogan a record fifth US Open title

Baseball Record

1961 NY Yankee Roger Maris hits his 25th of 61 HRs

  • 1964 Cambuur Leeuwarden BVO soccer team forms in Leeuwarden

Historic Publication

1970 Jim Bouton's controversial "Ball Four" is published

Sports History

1973 Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) and Willie Davis (LA Dodgers) both record 2,000th MLB career hit; Rose, a single in 4-0 win vs SF Giants; Davis, a HR in 3-0 win vs Atlanta Braves

  • 1974 KC Royals pitcher Steve Busby throws his 2nd career no-hitter; beats Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0

Sports History

1977 MLB Cleveland Indians fire manager Frank Robinson and replace him with Jeff Torborg

  • 1977 Red Sox set 3 game record of 16 HRs, all against Yanks
  • 1977 US Open Golf, Southern Hills CC: Hubert Green shoots 2-under 278 to beat Lou Graham by 1 stroke

Sports History

1978 Ian Botham takes 8-34 v Pakistan, his best Test cricket bowling

Sports History

1979 In NYC 36,211 show up to witness return of Billy Martin as manager of the New York Yankees

Sports History

1985 Reggie Jackson hits his 513th HR to move into 10th place

Woman Jockey Rides Into Record Books

1987 Gay Kelleway rides 12-1 shot Sprowston Boy to win the two-mile six-furlong Queen Alexandra Stakes; becomes first female jockey to ride a winner at England’s Royal Ascot Racecourse

  • 1988 32 divers finish cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins

Sports History

1989 Mets Dwight Gooden wins his 100th game (100-37)

  • 1990 Gary Carter catches his 1,862nd career game breaks Al López's NL mark
  • 1991 NY Yankee Steve Howe records his 1st major league save since 1987

Boxing Title Fight

1992 Evander Holyfield beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

  • 1992 NY Yankees 1st game in Baltimore Oriole's Camden Yards

Sports History

1993 David Boon completes 15th Test cricket century, 164* v England at Lord's

Agreement of Interest

1995 NY Yankees announce agreement with Darryl Strawberry

Sports History

1999 Stanley Cup, Marine Midland Arena, Buffalo, NY: Dallas Stars edge Buffalo Sabres, 2-1 in triple overtime for 4-2 series win; Brett Hull clinches series with infamous "No Goal" ruling

NBA Finals

2000 NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers, 116-111 in Game 6 to win the franchise's first title in 12 years; MVP: Shaquille O'Neal

Sports History

2005 Michael Schumacher wins controversial United States Formula 1 Grand Prix where only 6 of 20 cars complete the race amongst ridicule of F1 safety and tyre rules

US Golf Open

2005 US Open Men's Golf, Pinehurst CC: Michael Campbell of New Zealand holds off a charging Tiger Woods to clinch his only major title by 2 shots

  • 2006 Stanley Cup Final, PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC: Carolina Hurricanes beat Edmonton Oilers, 3-1 for a 4-3 series victory; Hurricane's first Championship
  • 2011 US Open Men's Golf, Congressional CC: Irishman Rory McIlroy wins by 8 strokes ahead of Australian Jason Day; sets 11 tournament records, including lowest total 72-hole score (268) and lowest total under par (−16)

NBA Finals

2016 NBA Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers win first title beating defending champion Golden State Warriors, 93-89 in Game 7; first team to overcome 3–1 deficit; MVP: LeBron James

  • 2016 US Open Men's Golf, Oakmont CC, PA: Despite controversial penalty on the 5th green, Dustin Johnson wins by 3 strokes ahead of runners-up Shane Lowry, Jim Furyk & Scott Piercy
  • 2018 England smash the highest score (481/6) in one day international cricket history in a 242 run defeat of Australia (239) at Trent Bridge
  • 2022 US Open Men's Golf, The CC, Brookline, Mass.: Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick wins his first major title with a 1 stroke win over American pair Scottie Scheffler and Will Zalatoris