On This Day

Events in Sport on June 25

  • 1892 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Defending champion Mabel Cahill beats Elisabeth Moore 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
  • 1903 Yanks & White Sox end deadlocked at 6-6 in 18
  • 1903 Boston Beaneater Wiley Piatt is only 20th-century pitcher to lose 2 complete games in one day, falling to Pittsburgh 1-0 & 5-3
  • 1904 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: May Sutton beats defending champion Elisabeth Moore 6-1, 6-2 for her first of 3 major titles
  • 1909 US Open Men's Golf, Englewood GC: Englishman George Sargent sets a new Open scoring record to win his only major title, 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Tom McNamara
  • 1912 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Ted Ray wins wire-to-wire by 4 shots from defending champion Harry Vardon
  • 1921 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: former local Jock Hutchison (resident in US) wins his only Open Championship by 9 strokes in a 36-hole playoff over amateur Roger Wethered

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

1926 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: American amateur Bobby Jones wins the first of his 3 Claret Jugs, 2 strokes clear of runner-up Al Watrous; 5th victory by an American in 6 years

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • 1927 WVO soccer team forms in Oosterhout
  • 1932 US Open Men's Golf, Fresh Meadow CC: Reigning British Open champion Gene Sarazen shoots tournament record final round 66 to beat Bobby Cruikshank and Philip Perkins by 3 strokes
  • 1932 Commencement of India's 1st cricket Test v England at Lord's, London

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1934 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits for the cycle beating White Sox 11-2

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1934 Yank pitcher John Broaca ties record by striking out 5 times

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1935 Future world heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis moves to 20-0 with 6th round KO of former champion Primo Carnera of Italy at Yankee Stadium, NYC

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1947 Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello
  • 1948 Joe Louis KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

  • 1952 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Big Spring CC: Jim Turnesa wins 1-up over Chick Harbert in the Wednesday final
  • 1957 2nd Rugby League World Cup: New Zealand beats Great Britain 29-21
  • 1960 South Africa beats New Zealand 13-0 in the first rugby test of the series in Johannesburg
  • 1961 Baltimore and California use a record 16 pitchers in a game (8 each) in 14 inns
  • 1963 Famous cricket draw at Lord's as England hang on against the Windies
  • 1968 Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his 1st major league game (Giants)
  • 1969 Pancho Gonzalez beats Charles Pasarell in 112 game (5hr12m) marathon
  • 1976 Ranger Toby Harrah is only shortstop not to handle a fielding chance in doubleheader
  • 1977 8th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 13-12
  • 1978 FIFA World Cup Final, El Monumental, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Striker Mario Kempes scores 2 goals as Argentina beats the Netherlands, 3-1 after extra time
  • 1983 Cricket World Cup, Lord's, London: India upsets West Indies by 43 runs to win first title; Mohinder Amarnath 3/12 off 7 overs, Player of the Match
  • 1983 Udo Beyer of East Germany sets record for shot put, 22.22 m
  • 1986 Phillies give Steve Carlton, 41, his unconditional release

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1988 Cal Ripken Jr plays in his 1,000th consecutive game

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1988 Expos Pitcher Floyd Youmans suspended for 60 days due to drugs
  • 1988 UEFA European Championship Final, Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany: Ruud Gullet & Marco van Basten score as the Netherlands beats Soviet Union, 2-0

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1991 Martina Navratilova wins record 100th singles match at Wimbledon, beating Elna Reinach of South Africa 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the 1st round

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1993 NY Islander goalie Billy Smith elected to NHL Hall of Fame
  • 1994 FIFA World Cup: 1,500th goal in Cup'd history scored by Caceres of Argentina
  • 1994 Cleveland Indians 18 game home win streak ends to Yanks 11-6
  • 1997 NHL approves franchises in Nashville, Atlanta, Columbus, and Minnesota-St Paul

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1997 NBA Draft: Wake Forest power forward Tim Duncan first pick by San Antonio Spurs

NBA Power Forward Tim Duncan
NBA Power Forward
Tim Duncan
  • 1999 53rd NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat New York Knicks, 4 games to 1
  • 2000 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, DuPont CC: Juli Inkster goes back-to-back; beats Stefania Croce of Italy on second hole of a sudden-death playoff
  • 2009 NBA Draft: Oklahoma power forward Blake Griffin first pick by Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2010 NHL Draft: Windsor Spitfires (OHL) left wing Taylor Hall first pick by Edmonton Oilers
  • 2014 Luis Suárez is charged with biting at the 2014 FIFA World Cup
  • 2015 NBA Draft: Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns first pick by Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 2018 Oakland pitcher Edwin Jackson takes the mound in a 5-4 win at Detroit; A's are his 13th MLB club, tying Octavio Dotel's record
  • 2019 NHL Draft: Barrie Colts (OHL) defenceman Aaron Ekblad first pick by Florida Panthers