On This Day

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 French Championships Men's Tennis: René Lacoste wins his 3rd French title, beating fellow Frenchman Jean Borotra 6-3, 2-6, 6-0, 2-6, 8-6

Sport awardTennis Open

1929 French Championship Women's Tennis: Defending champion 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 French Championships Men's Tennis: Budge Patty wins first of 2 Grand Sam titles that year; beats Jaroslav Drobný 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 5-7, 7-5
  • 1950 French Championships Women's Tennis: Doris Hart beats fellow American Patricia Todd 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 for her 1st of 2 French singles titles
  • 1951 50th Men's French Championships: Jaroslav Drobny beats Eric Sturgess (6-3, 6-3, 6-3)
  • 1951 50th French Championships Women's Tennis: Shirley Fry beats fellow American Doris Hart 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 for her only French singles title

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 European Cup Final, Stuttgart: Real Madrid beats Stade de Reims, 2-0; 4th consecutive title for Los Blancos

  • 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 French Championships Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats fellow Australian Tony Roche 6-1, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 for his 12th and final Grand Slam title

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • 1967 French Championships Women's Tennis: Local favourite Françoise Dürr beats Lesley Turner of Australia 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
  • 1971 Chic Cub Ken Holtzman 2nd no-hitter beats Cincinnati Reds, 1-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971 Test Cricket debut of Imran Khan, v Englandl at Edgbaston (5, 0-36, 0-19)

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan

Sport awardTennis Open

1972 French Open Women's Tennis: American icon Billie Jean King wins her only French singles title; beats Evonne Goolagong of Australia 6-3, 6-3

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Sport awardTennis Open

1973 French Open Men's Tennis: Ilie Năstase of Romania wins his second Grand Slam singles title; beats Czech star Niki Pilić 6-3, 6-3, 6-0

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • 1976 Test Cricket debut of Mike Brearley v West Indies (0 & 17)
  • 1977 Baltimore 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 awardLPGA Championship

1984 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: Defending champion Patty Sheehan finishes 10 strokes ahead of runners-up Pat Bradley and Beth Daniel

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 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
  • 1991 MLB Draft: East Carteret HS pitcher Brien Taylor first pick by New York Yankees
  • 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
  • 2001 US Open Women's Golf, Pine Needles Lodge & GC: Defending champion Karrie Webb of Australia repeats by 8 strokes ahead of runner-up Se Ri Pak; largest margin in 21 years

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 claims his 73rd PGA tour victory with a 2 stroke win over Andrés Romero & Rory Sabbatini in the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village GC; equals Jack Nicklaus's record

  • 2014 Hashim Amla becomes the first non-white captain of the South African national cricket team

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 UEFA Champions League Final, Cardiff: Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as defending champions Real Madrid thrash Juventus, 4-1 for 12th title; Juventus loses 5th consecutive final

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 2018 US Open Women's Golf, Shoal Creek GC: Ariya Jatanugarn of Thailand gives up 7-shot lead but wins in playoff with South Korean 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
  • 2019 MLB Draft: Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman first pick by Baltimore Orioles