Events in Sport on June 2

  • 1869 Cleveland's Forest City play their 1st game (vs Cincinnati Red Stockings)
  • 1883 1st night baseball under lights, Fort Wayne Indiana
  • 1896 30th Belmont: Henry Griffin aboard Hastings wins in 2:24.5
  • 1901 Benjamin Adams arrested for playing golf on Sunday (NY)
  • 1903 Pirates win a triple header from Dodgers
  • 1908 33rd Preakness: Eddie Dugan riding Royal Tourist wins in 1:46.4
  • 1909 43rd Belmont: Eddie Dugan riding Joe Madden wins in 2:21.6

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1925 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig begins his 2,130 consecutive game streak

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

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1933 FDR authorizes 1st swimming pool built inside the White House

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1934 39th Men's French Championships: Gottfried von Cramm beats Jack Crawford (6-4, 7-9, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3)
  • 1934 39th Women's French Championships: Margaret Scriven beats Helen Jacobs (7-5, 4-6, 6-1)

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1935 Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1935 40th Men's French Championships: Fred Perry beats Gottfried von Cramm (6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3)
  • 1935 40th Women's French Championships: Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling beats Simonne Mathieu (6-2, 6-1)

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1942 Red Sox star Ted Williams enlists as a US Navy aviator

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1950 St Louis Browns pitcher Harry Dorish swipes home vs Washington Senators
  • 1957 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1958 Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford fans 6 in a row to tie an AL record

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford

Sport awardTennis Open

1962 61st Men's French Championships: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 9-7, 6-2)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • 1962 61st Women's French Championships: Margaret Court beats Lesley Turner Bowrey (6-3, 3-6, 7-5)
  • 1969 Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies Golf Open
  • 1971 15th European Cup: Ajax beats Panathinaikos 2-0 at London

Sport awardGolf Major

1985 LPGA Championship, Jack Nicklaus GC: Nancy Lopez wins by 8 shots from fellow American Alice Miller

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1989 Cincinnati Red Eric Davis hits for cycle
  • 1991 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • 1991 Seppo Raty of Finland improves his world javelin record to 318' 1"

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1992 Former NFL NY Giant Coach Bill Parcells undergoes open heart surgery

NFL Coaching Legend Bill Parcells
NFL Coaching Legend
Bill Parcells
  • 1996 US Open Women's Golf, Pine Needles GC: Annika Sörenstam retains her title by 6 shots from Kris Tschetter
  • 1997 Albert Belle's Chicago White Sox tying 27-game hitting streak ends