On This Day

Events in Sport on June 26

  • 1899 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: R.F. Doherty wins 3rd straight Wimbledon singles championship; beats Arthur Gore 1-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
  • 1906 Hongar Szisz wins 1st Grand-Prix (Le Mans, France)
  • 1910 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Defending champion Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Louise Hammond 6-4, 6-2
  • 1911 US Open Men's Golf, Chicago GC: 19-year old John McDermott becomes first American born champion; wins in a playoff with Mike Brady and George Simpson
  • 1916 Cleveland Indians experiment with numbers on their jerseys (one game)

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

1925 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: English born American Jim Barnes captures his only Open title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Ted Ray and Archie Compston

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • 1937 Test cricket debut of Len Hutton v NZ at Lord's, scores 0 & 1
  • 1938 Cincinnati Red Lonny Frey hits 8 doubles in a doubleheader
  • 1944 Yanks, Dodgers & Giants play unique 6 inn game for War Bonds, each playing successive innings, final score Dodgers-5, Yanks-1 & Giants-0
  • 1945 England win the second Victory test cricket at Bramall Lane by 41 runs
  • 1954 Jim Peters runs marathon in 2:17:39.4

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1955 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Maple Bluff CC: Patty Berg wins her 5th WO title by 2 strokes from Louise Suggs and Fay Croker; first WO played at stroke play

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1959 Ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 1960 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Beverly CC: Joyce Ziske wins on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Barbara Romack
  • 1962 Boston Red Sox Earl Wilson no-hits LA Angels, 2-0
  • 1970 Frank Robinson hits 2 grand slams as Orioles beat Senators 12-2

  • 1972 Australian bowler Bob Massie takes 16 wickets (8-84 & 8-53) on Test cricket debut vs England
  • 1976 WS shortstop Toby Harrah plays DH without touching a batted ball
  • 1987 Losing 9-0 to Red Sox, Yanks score 11 in 3rd & win 12-11 in 10 inn
  • 1991 NBA Draft: UNLV power forward Larry Johnson first pick by Charlotte Hornets
  • 1992 UEFA European Championship Final, Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden: In a huge upset Denmark beats Germany, 2-0

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1993 NY Met Eddie Murray is 20th to get 1,600 RBIs

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 1993 NHL Draft: Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL) center Alexandre Daigle first pick by Ottawa Senators

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1994 Kirby Puckett pass Rod Carew with 2,088 hit as Twin's top hit leader

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1994 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: 1992 champion Dave Stockton wins by 6 strokes from Jim Albus

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • 1996 NBA Draft: Georgetown guard Allen Iverson first pick by Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1999 NHL Draft: Long Beach Ice Dogs (IHL) center Patrik Stefan first pick by Atlanta Thrashers
  • 2002 NBA Draft: Shanghai Sharks (China) center Yao Ming first pick by Houston Rockets

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2003 NBA Draft: St. Vincent–St. Mary HS (Akron, Ohio) small forward LeBron James first pick by Cleveland Cavaliers

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
  • 2005 US Open Women's Golf, Cherry Hills CC: Birdie Kim holes out from a greenside bunker on the 72nd hole to win her lone LPGA title, 2 strokes ahead of teenage amateurs Brittany Lang & Morgan Pressel
  • 2008 NBA Draft: Memphis point guard Derrick Rose first pick by Chicago Bulls
  • 2011 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Locust Hill CC: Yani Tseng of Taiwan scores her 4th major title win by 10 strokes over Morgan Pressel
  • 2014 Luis Suárez is expelled from the 2014 FIFA World Cup following his biting incident
  • 2014 NBA Draft: Kansas small forward Andrew Wiggins first pick by Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2015 NHL Draft: Erie Otters (OHL) center Connor McDavid first pick by the Edmonton Oilers
  • 2016 Copa América Final, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ: Defending champions Chile defeat Argentina, 4-2 on penalty kicks; 0–0 after extra time
  • 2017 America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand defeat Oracle Team USA 7-1 in Bermuda, Peter Burling (26) youngest ever helmsman