On This Day

Events in Sport on June 28

  • 1887 Phillies most lopsided shut-out beating Indianapolis 24-0
  • 1892 Phillies tie club record of 16 straight victories

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

1897 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: England's Blanche Bingley-Hillyard wins her 4th title beating Charlotte Cooper 5-7, 7-5, 6-2

  • 1904 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Reigning champion Dorothea Chambers beats Charlotte Cooper 6-0, 6-3

Sports History

1907 Nationals steal a record 13 bases off catcher Branch Rickey

  • 1919 Boston Red Sox Carl Mays pitches a complete doubleheader against NY Yankees, winning 1st game, 2-0, losing 2nd game, 4-1 (Polo Grounds, NYC)
  • 1923 Dodgers lost 7-0 lead, as Phillies score 8 in bottom of 9th
  • 1924 Test cricket umpire debut for Frank Chester, v South Africa at Lord's
  • 1935 Earl Averill's consecutive-game streak ends at 673
  • 1935 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Alf Perry wins his only major title, by 4 shots from fellow Englishman Alf Padgham

Sports History

1938 Bradman scores 102* in drawn 2nd Test cricket at Lord's

Boxing Title Fight

1939 Joe Louis beats Tony Galento by TKO at 2:29 in round 4 at Yankee Stadium, NYC in his 7th heavyweight boxing title defence

  • 1939 Yanks hit 13 HRs, sweep A's 23-2 & 10-0
  • 1946 Permanent radio play-by-play of Cleveland Indians games begins

US Women's Golf Open

1953 US Open Women's Golf, CC of Rochester: Betsy Rawls wins an 18-hole Sunday playoff by 6 strokes over runner-up Jackie Pung

  • 1958 American swimmer Nancy Ramey sets world record for 100m butterfly in 1:09.6 in Los Angeles, California

US Women's Golf Open

1958 US Open Women's Golf, Forest Lake CC: Mickey Wright wins 1st of 4 Open titles by 5 from Louise Suggs; 1st player to win Open & LPGA in same year

  • 1959 Phils Wally Post is only outfielder to throw out 2 runners in an inning twice (Losing to Giants 6-0)
  • 1966 Ernie Terrell beats Doug Jones by unanimous points decision over 15 rounds in Houston to retain his WBA heavyweight boxing title
  • 1969 John Hampshire scores 107 on Test cricket debut v WI at Lord's

Sports History

1971 US Supreme Court (8-0) overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali

  • 1975 Reigning PGA Championship winner Lee Trevino and playing partners Jerry Heard, Bobby Nichols, Jim Ahern and Tony Jacklin are struck by lightning at Western Open; suffer minor burns
  • 1975 The South African rugby team beats France 33-18 in Pretoria
  • 1980 The South African Springbok rugby team lead by Morné du Plessis beats the British Lions 12-10 in Port Elizabeth to lead 3-0 in the series
  • 1987 Boston outfielder Don Baylor sets MLB career hit-by-pitch mark at 244 when plunked by Rick Rhoden in Red Sox, 6-2 win over NY Yankees

Contract of Interest

1988 Mike Tyson sues to break contract with manager Bill Cayton

  • 1992 US Dream Team beats Cuba in 1st exhibition basketball game, 133-57

Sports History

1993 Doctors recommend ligament transplant to Jose Canseco's arm

  • 1993 Jacques Lemaire is named NJ Devils 8th Head Coach
  • 1993 Carlton Fisk, 45, released by White Sox, as all time leader of most games caught and most HRs by a catcher

Sports History

1994 NY Met Pitcher Dwight Gooden suspended for 60 days due to drug charges

Sports History

1994 Jonah Lomu becomes the youngest-ever All Black at 19 yrs 45 days playing rugby for New Zealand against France in Christchurch

  • 1994 NHL Draft: Windsor Spitfires (OHL) defenceman Ed Jovanovski first pick by Florida Panthers
  • 1995 NJ Devils Stanley Cup Victory Party, admidst rumours they were moving to Nashville, goalie Chris Terreri holds up "Nashville? NO WAY!" sign
  • 1995 NBA draft: Maryland power forward Joe Smith first pick by Golden State Warriors
  • 2000 NBA Draft: Cincinnati power forward Kenyon Martin first pick by New Jersey Nets
  • 2005 NBA Draft: Utah center Andrew Bogut first pick by Milwaukee Bucks
  • 2006 NBA Draft: Benetton Treviso (Italy) power forward Andrea Bargnani first pick by Toronto Raptors
  • 2007 Craig Biggio of the Houston Astros becomes the 27th member of the 3000 hit club, going 5 for 5 against the Colorado Rockies
  • 2007 NBA Draft: Ohio State center Greg Oden first pick by Portland Trail Blazers
  • 2012 NBA Draft: Kentucky center Anthony Davis first pick New Orleans Pelicans

Sports History

2013 Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole's final "Sportscentre" broadcast on TSN

  • 2015 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Del Paso CC: Jeff Maggert shoots final round 65 (-5) to win by 2 strokes from defending champion Colin Montgomerie of Scotland