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)
  • 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

Sports History

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

  • 1934 French Championship Women's Tennis: England's defending champion Margaret Scriven beats American Helen Jacobs 7-5, 4-6, 6-1
  • 1934 French Championships Men's Tennis: Gottfried von Cramm of Germany wins 1st of 2 French titles; beats Australian Jack Crawford 6-4, 7-9, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
  • 1935 40th Women's French Championships: Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling beats Simonne Mathieu (6-2, 6-1)

French Open Men's Tennis

1935 French Championships Men's Tennis: Englishman Fred Perry wins his only French title, beating Gottfried von Cramm of Germany 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

Sports History

1935 Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth announces his retirement as a player at 40 years of age

Sports History

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

  • 1950 St Louis Browns pitcher Harry Dorish swipes home vs Washington Senators

Sports History

1958 Brooks Robinson hits into 1st of record 4 triple plays

Baseball Record

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

French Open Men's Tennis

1962 French Championships Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 9-7, 6-2; 2nd leg of Laver's 1st Grand Slam

  • 1962 French Championships Women's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Margaret Smith beats doubles partner Lesley Turner 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
  • 1971 European Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London: Ajax beats Panathinaikos, 2-0; Dutch champions begin 3-year period of domination

French Open Women's Tennis

1973 French Open Women's Tennis: Margaret Court of Australia beats American teenager Chris Evert 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 for her 5th and last French singles crown

LPGA Championship

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

  • 1989 Cincinnati Red Eric Davis hits for cycle
  • 1991 Seppo Raty of Finland improves his world javelin record to 318' 1"

Sports History

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

US Women's Golf Open

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
  • 2019 US Open Women's Golf, CC of Charleston: Lee Jeong-eun of South Korea wins her first major title; beats runners-up Lexi Thompson, Agel Yin and Ryu So-yeon by 2 strokes