Events in Sport on June 24

  • 1882 NL expels umpire Richard Higham for dishonesty
  • 1894 Decision to hold modern Olympics every 4 years
  • 1899 13th U.S. Women's National Championship: Marion Jones beats Maud Banks (6-1, 6-1, 7-5)
  • 1905 19th U.S. Women's National Championship: Elisabeth Moore beats Helen Homans (6-4, 5-7, 6-1)
  • 1909 15th US Golf Open: George Sargent shoots a 290 at Englewood Golf Course, New Jersey
  • 1910 50th British Open Golf, St Andrews: James Braid wins Championship for a 5th time, 4 strokes ahead of fellow Scot Sandy Herd (1902 champion)
  • 1913 British Open Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Englishman J H Taylor wins Championship for a 5th and final time, 8 strokes ahead of defending champion Ted Ray
  • 1922 US football team Chicago Staleys become Chicago Bears
  • 1928 32nd US Golf Open: Johnny Farrell shoots a 294 at Olympia Fields Ill

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1936 Joe DiMaggio becomes 5th to hit 2 HRs in 1 inn, Yanks beat Browns 18-4

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1947 29th PGA Championship: Jim Ferrier at Plum Hollow CC Detroit

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1947 Jackie Robinson swipes home for 1st of 19 times in his career

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1947 Jim Ferrier wins PGA golf tournament
  • 1950 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Western Women's Golf Open
  • 1956 2nd LPGA Championship won by Marlene Hagge
  • 1962 Jack Reed's 22nd-inning HR wins longest NY Yankee game in history

  • 1968 14th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Post

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1968 Joe Frazier TKOs Manuel Ramos in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 1972 Danie Malan, South African athlete, sets a new world record in the 1000m event in Munich
  • 1974 India all out for 42 in Lord's Test cricket in 77 mins
  • 1974 Steve Busby retires 1st 9 White Sox to set AL record with 33 consecutive batters retired

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1979 Rickey Henderson debuts for Oakland & steals his 1st base

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1983 Don Sutton becomes 8th pitcher to strikeout 3,000 batters
  • 1984 Laurie Rinker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • 1987 CFL's Montreal Alouettes fold
  • 1987 Salt Lake City Trappers begin pro baseball record 29 consecutive win streak
  • 1988 Cleve pitcher Doug Jones sets record of 14 consecutive saves
  • 1988 Red Sox begin AL record 23rd consecutive home win streak
  • 1991 NHL adopts instant-replay and tenth of second clock in final minute
  • 1992 Commissioner Fay Vincent permanently bans Steve Howe from baseball
  • 1994 Jeff Bagwell of Astros is 28th to hit 2 HRs in an inning
  • 1995 Stanley Cup: NJ Devils sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games
  • 1995 3rd Rugby World Cup: South Africa beats New Zealand 15-12 in Johannesburg

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1997 Mark McGwire hits a 538 foot home run

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 1997 Seat Mariner Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Oakland A's but loses
  • 2001 47th LPGA Championship won by Karrie Webb

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2009 Mike Babcock is named head coach of Team Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympics (they would win the gold medal)

NHL Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Coach
Mike Babcock
  • 2010 In the longest match in tennis history, John Isner of the U.S. defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon after 11 hours, 5 minutes of play over three days
  • 2012 Female athletes will be allowed to compete for Saudi Arabia at the Olympics for the first time
  • 2013 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks defeat Boston Bruins 4-2
  • 2014 Sidney Crosby wins the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award for the 2014 NHL season
  • 2015 Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price wins the 2014-15 Hart Trophy as the NHL's MVP
  • 2017 World record for highest altitude football match ever played at 18,799ft on Mount Kilimanjaro by women's international team