Events in Sport on June 3

  • 1851 1st baseball uniforms worn, NY Knickerbockers wear straw hat, white shirt & blue long trousers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1899 W. G. Grace's last day of Test cricket aged 50 yrs 320 days

Cricketer W. G. Grace
Cricketer
W. G. Grace

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1925 Eddie Collins, is 6th to get 3,000 hits

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1929 34th Men's French Championships: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (6-3, 2-6, 6-0, 2-6, 8-6)

Sport awardTennis Open

1929 34th Women's French Championships: Helen Wills Moody beats Simonne Mathieu (6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • 1930 Grover Cleveland Alexander is released by the Phillies

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1932 MLBs Lou Gehrig is 1st to hit 4 consecutive HRs; Yanks beat A's 20-13

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1939 71st Belmont: James Stout riding Johnstown wins in 2:29.6
  • 1944 76th Belmont: G L Smith riding Bounding Home wins in 2:32.2
  • 1950 49th Men's French Championships: Budge Patty beats Jaroslav Drobny (6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 5-7, 7-5)
  • 1950 49th Women's French Championships: Doris Hart beats Patricia Todd (6-4, 4-6, 6-2)
  • 1951 50th Men's French Championships: Jaroslav Drobny beats Eric Sturgess (6-3, 6-3, 6-3)
  • 1951 50th Women's French Championships: Shirley Fry beats Doris Hart (6-3, 3-6, 6-3)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1955 Stan Musial hits his 300th HR

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1958 Referendum allows city to sell Chavez Ravine to the Dodgers
  • 1959 4th European Cup: Real Madrid beats Stade Reims 2-0 at Stuttgart

  • 1961 93rd Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Sherluck wins in 2:29.2
  • 1967 99th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 2:28.8

Sport awardTennis Open

1967 66th Men's French Championships: Roy Emerson beats Tony Roche (6-1, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • 1967 66th Women's French Championships: Francoise Durr beats Lesley Turner (4-6, 6-3, 6-4)
  • 1971 Chic Cub Ken Holtzman 2nd no-hitter beats Cincinnati Reds, 1-0
  • 1971 Test Cricket debut of Imran Khan, v Englandl at Edgbaston (5, 0-36, 0-19)
  • 1972 Yanks score 8 times in 13th beating White Sox 18-10

Sport awardTennis Open

1973 72nd Men's French Open: Ilie Năstase beats Nikola Pilic (6-3, 6-3, 6-0)

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase

Sport awardTennis Open

1973 72nd Women's French Open: Margaret Court beats Chris Evert (6-7, 7-6, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1976 Test Cricket debut of Mike Brearley v West Indies (0 & 17)
  • 1977 Balt Orioles pull their 6th triple play (9-6-4-6-6 vs KC Royals)
  • 1978 Phillies Dave Johnson is 1st to hit 2 pinch hit grand slams in a year

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980 NY Mets draft Darryl Strawberry, 18, #1

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

Sport awardGolf Major

1984 30th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1985 Brewers draft B J Surhoff #1
  • 1987 Cubs & Astro tie Oriole & Ranger record of 3 grand slams in a game
  • 1988 Margo Adams sues Red Sox 3rd baseman Wade Boggs for palimony
  • 1989 Houston Astros beat LA Dodgers, 5-4, in 22 innings (7:14:09)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Nolan Ryan pitches his 2nd one-hitter this season & 11th overall

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Sportscasting legend Vin Scully broadcasts 23 innings in two different cities on one day

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Sportscaster
Vin Scully
  • 1990 Cathy Gerring wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • 1991 NY Yankees selected 19-year-old Brien Taylor, #1 in amateur draft
  • 1991 Thomas Hearns captures WBA light heavyweight title
  • 1995 Expos pitcher Pedro Martinez perfect game is broken up in 10th inning as San Diego's Bip Roberts leads off with a double, Mont wins 1-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2010 Canadian sportscaster Ron MacLean saves a man from drowning in the Delaware River in Philadelphia

CBC Sportscaster Ron MacLean
CBC Sportscaster
Ron MacLean

Sport awardGolf Tournament

2012 Tiger Woods' 73rd PGA tour victory equals Jack Nicklaus's record

  • 2014 Hashim Amla becomes the first non-white captain of the South African national cricket team
  • 2018 US Open Women's Golf, Shoal Creek GC: Ariya Jatanugarn of Thailand gives up 7-shot lead but wins in playoff with Kim Hyo-joo

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Golden State guard Stephen Curry breaks Ray Allen's NBA Finals record for most 3-pointers with 9 in the Warriors 19 point Game 2 win over Cleveland

Basketball Superstar Stephen Curry
Basketball Superstar
Stephen Curry