Events in Sport on June 22

  • 1865 1st class cricket debut of Dr W G Grace
  • 1874 Game of lawn tennis introduced
  • 1889 Louisville Colonels set ML baseball record with 26th consecutive loss
  • 1918 32nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt beats Eleanor Goss (6-4, 6-3)
  • 1926 Cardinals pick up 39-year-old Grover Alexander on waivers from Cubs
  • 1929 Mel Ott (Giants) homers off Leo Sweetland (Phillies) in doubleheader

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1930 Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in a game, Ruth hits 3 in doubleheader

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1937 Joe Louis KOs James J Braddock in 18 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1938 Joe Louis KOs Max Schmeling at 2:04 of 1st round at Yankee Stadium
  • 1944 Longest shut out in Phillies history, Phils beat Braves 1-0 in 15 inn
  • 1946 Alec Bedser takes 7-49 v India on 1st day of his 1st Test cricket
  • 1946 Bill Veeck purchases Cleveland Indians

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1949 Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for National Boxing Association world heavyweight title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • 1958 Game in KC between A's & Red Sox delayed 29 minutes due to tornado
  • 1958 Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • 1959 Most Phillies strike out in a game (16 by Sandy Koufax)
  • 1965 Freddie Trueman ends his Test cricket career, v NZ at Lord's
  • 1969 Susie Berning wins LPGA Pabst Ladies' Golf Classic
  • 1975 Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
  • 1976 SD Padre pitcher Randy Jones ties record of 68 innings without a walk

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1979 Larry Holmes TKOs Mike Weaver in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver
  • 1980 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • 1980 UEFA European Championship: West Germany defeat Belgium 2-1 in Rome

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981 John McEnroe exhibits a disgraceful act of misbehavior at Wimbledon

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982 Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit, moves past Aaron into 2nd place

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1983 NHL institutes a 5 minute sudden death overtime period
  • 1984 Carl Pohlad becomes CEO of Minnesota Twins
  • 1986 Judy Dickinson wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • 1987 Tom Seaver retires after 3rd try with NY Mets
  • 1990 Braves replace manager Russ Nixon with GM Bobby Cox
  • 1990 Longest game in Toronto, Yanks beat Blue Jays 8-7 in 15 inns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Quebec Nordiques pick Eric Lindros #1 at NHL entry draft

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros
  • 1993 NY Met Anthony Young ties record of 23rd straight lose
  • 1994 48th NBA Championship: Houston Rockets beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3
  • 1994 FIFA World Cup: USA beats Colombia 2-1 in 1994 world cup match (1st win since 1950)
  • 1996 29th Curtis Cup: Great Britain & Ireland wins 11-6

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1996 Michael Moorer beats Axel Shultz in 11 for IBF heavyweight boxing title

World Boxing Champion Michael Moorer
World Boxing Champion
Michael Moorer
  • 1996 Saurav Ganguly scores 131 at Lord's on Test cricket debut
  • 1997 Ernie Els wins golf's Buick Classic
  • 1997 Penny Hammel wins LPGA Rochester International
  • 1997 World Bowl: Barcelona Dragon beat Rhein Fire, 38-24
  • 2009 109th US Golf Open: Lucas Glover shoots a 276 at Bethpage State Park NY