Events in Sport on June 7

  • 1873 7th Belmont: James Roe aboard Springbok wins in 3:01.75
  • 1881 15th Belmont: T. Costello aboard Saunterer wins in 2:47
  • 1892 John J. Doyle of Clev Spiders is 1st to pinch hit in a baseball game
  • 1900 40th British Golf Open: J.H. Taylor shoots a 309 at St Andrews
  • 1906 Chicago Cubs score 11 in 1st inning, beating NY Giants 19-0
  • 1924 56th Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Mad Play wins in 2:18.8
  • 1930 62nd Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:31.6
  • 1932 Pitcher John Quinn, 47, is oldest player to have an extra-base hit (a double) & bat in a run, as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 9-2
  • 1939 Cleve Indians sets AL record of 16 inning game without striking out, however lose game 5-4 to NY Yankees
  • 1941 45th US Golf Open: Craig Wood shoots a 284 at Colonial Club Fort Worth
  • 1941 73rd Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway win in 2:31 (triple crown)
  • 1944 Achilles Veen soccer team forms in Veen
  • 1952 7th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 5-4
  • 1952 84th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard One Count wins in 2:30.2

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1953 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1957 Mickey Stewart holds 7 cricket catches for Surrey v Northants
  • 1958 90th Belmont: Pete Anderson aboard Cavan wins in 2:30.2
  • 1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament

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1966 NY Mets pass up Reggie Jackson to draft Steve Chilcott #1

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1967 NY Yankees draft Ron Blomberg #1
  • 1969 101st Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Arts & Letters wins in 2:28.8
  • 1970 Jockey Willie Shoemaker passes Johnny Longden with his 6,033 win
  • 1970 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • 1970 69th Men's French Open: Jan Kodes beats Zeljko Franulovic (6-2, 6-4, 6-0)
  • 1970 69th Women's French Open: Margaret Court beats Helga Niessen Masthoff (6-2, 6-4)
  • 1972 Pirate's Gene Alley bases-loaded walk, beats Padres 1-0 in 18th
  • 1973 Rangers draft Texas high school pitcher David Clyde #1
  • 1974 Padres draft Brown University shortstop Bill Almon #1
  • 1975 Sri Lanka's 1st one-day international, v WI Cricket World Cup
  • 1977 White Sox draft Harold Baines #1
  • 1978 32nd NBA Championship: Wash Bullets beat Sea Supersonics, 4 games to 3
  • 1980 112th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Temperence Hill wins in 2:29.8
  • 1981 Sandra Post wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

1981 80th Men's French Open: Bjorn Borg beats Ivan Lendl (6-1, 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Sport awardTennis Open

1981 80th Women's French Open: Hana Mandlikova beats Sylvia Hanika (6-2, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player Sylvia Hanika
Tennis Player
Sylvia Hanika
  • 1982 NY Mets draft Dwight Gooden, Roger McDowell & Randy Myers

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1983 Steve Carlton temporarily passes Nolan Ryan with his 3,552 strike out

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1986 118th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Danzig Connect wins in 2:29.8
  • 1986 Pirates draft 3rd baseman Jeff King #1

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1987 Betsy King wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King

Sport awardTennis Open

1987 86th Men's French Open: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (7-5, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander

Sport awardTennis Open

1987 86th Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova (6-4, 4-6, 8-6)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1989 23 year old olympic barefoot South African runner Zola Budd retires

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1989 Wayne Gretzky wins his 9th NHL Hart (MVP) Trophy in 10 years

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1989 1st Baseball game to start outdoors & end indoors, as Toronto Blue Jays stadium closes roof during game at 8:48, & beat Brewers 4-2
  • 1992 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
  • 1992 91st Men's French Open: Jim Courier beats Petr Korda (7-5, 6-2, 6-1)

Sport awardTennis Open

1992 91st Women's French Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (6-2, 3-6, 10-8)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 Cricket's Graham Gooch dismissed handled the ball vs Australia at Old Trafford

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1994 A's outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 1,100th career base

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1997 129th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Touch Gold wins in 2:28.8
  • 1997 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep the Philadelphia Flyers
  • 1998 97th Men's French Open: Carlos Moya beats Alex Corretja (6-3, 7-5, 6-3)
  • 1998 97th Women's French Open: Arantxa Sanchez Vicario beats Monica Seles (7-6, 0-6, 6-2)
  • 2003 135th Belmont: Jerry Bailey aboard Empire Maker wins in 2:28.26
  • 2004 Stanley Cup: Tampa Bay Lightning defeat Calgary Flames 4-3
  • 2008 140th Belmont: Alan Garcia aboard Da Tara wins in 2:29.65

Sport awardTennis Open

2009 108th Men's French Open: Roger Federer beats Robin Soderling (6-1, 7-6, 6-4)

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • 2009 108th Women's French Open: Svetlana Kuznetsova beats Dinara Safina (6-4, 6-2)
  • 2013 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Boston Bruins beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4 games to 0

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2014 Maria Sharapova wins the French Open women's tennis singles

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • 2014 146th Belmont: Joel Rosario aboard Tonalist wins in 2:28.52

Sport awardTennis Open

2015 114th Men's French Open: Stan Wawrinka beats Novak Đoković (4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković