Events in Sport on June 6

  • 1848 New York Yacht Club holds its first annual regatta; won by the schooner Carnelia
  • 1885 Belmont Stakes: Patsy Duffy aboard Tyrant wins comfortably by 3 lengths from St. Augustine in the fast time of 2:43.00
  • 1896 Preakness Stakes: Henry Griffin aboard the Byron McClelland trained Margrave wins in 1:51

Sports History

1901 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Scotsman James Braid wins first of 5 Open titles by 3 strokes from Harry Vardon of Jersey

Radio Premiere

1923 Edgar Wallace becomes the first British radio sports journalist reporting on The Derby for the British Broadcasting Company (BBC)

US Golf Open

1924 US Open Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Unknown Englishman Cyril Walker wins his only major title, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up and defending champion Bobby Jones

  • 1925 French Championships Men's Tennis: René Lacoste wins 1st of 3 French titles, beating fellow Frenchman Jean Borotra 7-5, 6-1, 6-4
  • 1925 French Women's Tennis Championships: Suzanne Lenglen beats Kitty McKane 6-1, 6-2; first time French titles staged as a Grand Slam event
  • 1931 NY Yankees turn triple-play but lose 7-5 to Cleveland Indians

Sports History

1932 37th Women's French Championships: Helen Wills Moody beats Simonne Mathieu (7-5, 6-1)

  • 1932 French Championships Men's Tennis: Henri Cochet wins 7th and final Grand Slam singles title; beats Giorgio de Stefani of Italy 6-0, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
  • 1932 Ijsselmeervogels soccer team forms in Spakenburg
  • 1934 Yankee Myrl Hoag hits 6 singles in one game
  • 1936 68th Belmont: James Stout aboard Granville wins in 2:30
  • 1936 US Open Men's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Relatively unknown pro Tony Manero wins by 2 strokes from runner-up Harry Cooper
  • 1937 Philadelphia Phillies trailing 8-2 to St Louis, forfeit game
  • 1939 NY Giants beat Reds 17-3, with 5 HRs in 4th inning
  • 1941 MLB New York Giants use plastic batting helmets for 1st time

Belmont Stakes

1942 74th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Shut Out wins in 2:29.2

D-Day

1944 World War II: All Major League Baseball games are cancelled in honor of the D-Day landings in northern France

  • 1946 The Basketball Association of America is formed in New York City
  • 1964 96th Belmont: Manuel Ycaza aboard Quadrangle wins in 2:28.6
  • 1965 Yankees Tom Tresh bangs 3 consecutive HRs beating White Sox 12-0
  • 1966 NFL & AFL announce their merger

Sports History

1969 Joe Namath resigns from NFL after Pete Rozelle, football commissioner, said he must sell his stake in a bar

  • 1970 102nd Belmont: John Rotz aboard High Echelon wins in 2:34
  • 1970 French Open Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beats Helga Niessen Niessen of Germany 6-2, 6-4 for 2nd leg of her successful Grand Slam

French Open Men's Tennis

1971 French Open Men's Tennis: Defending champion Jan Kodeš of Czechoslovakia beats Ilie Năstase of Romania 8-6, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5

Baseball Record

1971 Willie Mays hits record 22nd (& last) extra inning HR

Sports History

1975 Nolan Ryan's bid for 2nd no-hitter broken in 6th inning

  • 1976 30th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Phoenix Suns, 4 games to 2
  • 1977 Doobie Brothers sponsor a Golf Classic & Concert at Calabasas Park Country Club & Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles to benefit the United Way
  • 1981 113th Belmont: George Martens aboard Summing wins in 2:29

French Open Women's Tennis

1981 French Open Women's Tennis: Czech teenager Hana Mandlíková beats Sylvia Hanika of Germany 6-2, 6-4 for her only French singles crown

French Open Men's Tennis

1982 French Open Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander of Sweden wins his first career Grand Slam title; beats Guillermo Vilas of Argentina 1-6, 7-6, 6-0, 6-4

  • 1983 Twins draft pitcher Tim Belcher #1
  • 1986 Jurgen Schull sets world discus record (74.07 m)
  • 1987 119th Belmont: Craig Perret aboard Bet Twice wins in 2:28.2

French Open Women's Tennis

1987 French Open Women's Tennis: 17 year old German Steffi Graf beats World #1 Martina Navratilova 6-4, 4-6, 8-6; Graf's first Grand Slam victory

  • 1987 NY Yankees play their 13,000th game
  • 1989 Mets turn their 1st triple play in 7 years but lose to Cubs 8-4
  • 1990 Stump Merrill replaces Bucky Dent as NY Yankee manager
  • 1991 Test Cricket debut of Graeme Hick, v West Indies at Headingley
  • 1992 124th Belmont: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard AP Indy wins in 2:26
  • 1992 America West Arena opens in Phoenix, Arizona; home court of NBA Phoenix Suns

French Open Women's Tennis

1992 French Open Women's Tennis: Yugoslavian star Monica Seles retains title; outlasts Steffi Graf of Germany 6-2, 3-6, 10-8

Baseball Record

1992 NY Mets first baseman Eddie Murray records his 1,510th run batted in during 15-1 thrashing of Pittsburgh Pirates to pass Mickey Mantle as all-time RBI leader among MLB switch-hitters

  • 1992 WLAF World Bowl 2, Olympic Stadium, Montreal: Sacramento Surge beats Orlando Thunder, 21-17
  • 1993 French Open Men's Tennis: Spaniard Sergi Bruguera prevents Jim Courier French three-peat; beats American 6-4, 2-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Baseball Record

1994 West Indian cricket batsman Brian Lara hits world 1st-class record 501 not out and 390 runs in 1 day for Warwickshire vs Durham at Edgbaston; only quintuple-hundred in first-class history

  • 1998 130th Belmont: Gary Stevens aboard Victory Gallop wins in 2:29
  • 1998 French Open Women's Tennis: Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain beats Monica Seles 7-6, 0-6, 6-2; her 4th and last career Grand Slam singles title and 3rd French title

French Open Men's Tennis

1999 French Open Men's Tennis: Andre Agassi wins his 1st and only French title; beats Andrei Medvedev of Ukraine 1-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4

  • 1999 Sydney Swans Australian Rules Football forward Tony Lockett breaks Gordon Coventry's VFL/AFL career goals record with 1,300th major early in 145-94 win v Collingwood at the SCG

US Women's Golf Open

1999 US Open Women's Golf, Old Waverly GC: Juli Inkster breaks under-par scoring record with a 272 (−16) to win by 5 strokes ahead of runner-up Sherri Turner

  • 2004 French Open Men's Tennis: Gastón Gaudio of Argentina beats countryman Guillermo Coria 0-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 8-6 for his lone major title
  • 2007 Stanley Cup Final, Honda Center, Anaheim, CA: Anaheim Ducks defeat Ottawa Senators, 6-2 for a 4-1 series win; Ducks' first Championship
  • 2009 141st Belmont: Kent Desormeaux aboard Summer Bird wins in 2:27.54
  • 2009 French Open Women's Tennis: Svetlana Kuznetsova beats fellow Russian and World #1 Dinara Safina 6-4, 6-2

French Open Men's Tennis

2010 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal wins 5th French title; defeats Robin Söderling of Sweden 6-4, 6-2, 6-4

  • 2011 MLB Draft: UCLA pitcher Gerrit Cole first pick by Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 2013 MLB Draft: Stanford pitcher Mark Appel first pick by Houston Astros
  • 2015 147th Belmont: Victor Espinoza aboard American Pharoah wins in 2:26.65, 1st horse in 37 years to win the Triple Crown

French Open Women's Tennis

2015 French Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins her 3rd French title and 20th Grand Slam singles event; beats Lucie Šafářová of Czech Republic 6-3, 6-7, 6-2

  • 2015 UEFA Champions League Final, Berlin: FC Barcelona beats Juventus, 3-1 for 5th title and second treble (Spanish La Liga & Cup champions)
  • 2017 Scooter Gennet hits four home runs in Cincinnati Reds 13-1 victory at home against St. Louis Cardinals, 17th player to do so

Sports History

2018 LeBron James eclipses Michael Jordan's record (109) for most 30-point games in NBA playoff history in Cleveland Cavaliers' 110-102 Game 3 Finals loss to Golden State Warriors

  • 2018 MLB Draft: Auburn pitcher Casey Mize first pick by Detroit Tigers
  • 2021 US Open Women's Golf, Olympic GC Lake Course: Yuka Saso of the Philippines sinks 10-foot birdie putt on 3rd playoff hole to edge Japan's Nasa Hataoka; becomes 2nd teenager to win the event