On This Day

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

Sports History

1900 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Englishman J.H. Taylor wins title for 3rd time; beats runner-up Harry Vardon by 8 strokes

  • 1906 Chicago Cubs score 11 runs in 1st inning of 19-0 drubbing of New York Giants off future Baseball Hall of Famers Christy Mathewson and Joe McGinnity; worst beating in Giants franchise history

Belmont Stakes

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 At 47, Brooklyn pitcher Jack Quinn becomes oldest player in MLB history to record an extra-base hit (double) as the Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 9-2
  • 1936 Yanks beat Indians 5-4 in 16; longest game without a strikeout

US Golf Open

1941 US Open Men's Golf, Colonial CC, Fort Worth: In sweltering heat, Craig Wood wins by 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Denny Shute

Belmont Stakes

1941 73rd Belmont: Eddie Arcaro wins aboard Whirlaway to claim first of 2 Triple Crowns

  • 1944 Achilles Veen soccer team forms in Veen
  • 1952 Curtis Cup Women's Golf, Muirfield, Scotland: Great Britain & Ireland score first ever win in the contest; beat US, 5-4
  • 1952 84th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard One Count wins in 2:30.2
  • 1957 Mickey Stewart holds 7 cricket catches for Surrey v Northants
  • 1958 90th Belmont: Pete Anderson aboard Cavan wins in 2:30.2

Sports History

1966 MLB Draft: New York Mets pass on Reggie Jackson to select Antelope Valley HS catcher Steve Chilcott #1

  • 1967 NY Yankees draft Ron Blomberg #1
  • 1969 101st Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Arts & Letters wins in 2:28.8
  • 1969 French Open Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beats Ann Haydon-Jones of England 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 for her 3rd French singles title

Sports History

1970 American jockey Bill Shoemaker passes Johnny Longden with his 6,033 career win

  • 1970 French Open Men's Tennis: Czech star Jan Kodeš wins his first major title; beats Željko Franulović of Yugoslavia 6-2, 6-4, 6-
  • 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 Dennis Lillee takes 1st one-day 5WI, 5-34 v Pakistan World Cup
  • 1975 Sri Lanka's 1st one-day international, v WI Cricket World Cup
  • 1977 White Sox draft Harold Baines #1
  • 1978 32nd NBA championship: Washington Bullets defeat Seattle Supersonics in 7 games
  • 1980 112th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Temperence Hill wins in 2:29.8

Sports History

1980 Tommy John wins his 200th, 3-0 on a 2-hitter

French Open Women's Tennis

1980 French Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert retains title; beats Virginia Ruzici of Romania 6-0, 6-3 for her 10th Grand Slam singles crown

French Open Men's Tennis

1981 French Open Men's Tennis: Björn Borg of Sweden wins 11th and final career Grand Slam title; Open era record 6th French title; beats Ivan Lendl 6-1, 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1

Sports History

1982 LA Dodger Steve Garvey is 5th to play in 1,000 consecutive games

Sports History

1982 NY Mets draft Dwight Gooden, Roger McDowell & Randy Myers

  • 1982 Steve Garvey plays in his 1,000th consecutive game & goes 0-for-4

Sports History

1983 MLB Philadelphia Phillies Steve Carlton temporarily passes Houston Astro Nolan Ryan with his 3,552 strike out

  • 1986 118th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Danzig Connect wins in 2:29.8
  • 1986 Pirates draft 3rd baseman Jeff King #1
  • 1986 French Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 for her 18th and final Grand Slam title and record 7th French singles crown
  • 1989 23 year old olympic barefoot South African runner Zola Budd retires

Sports History

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

  • 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 French Open Men's Tennis: American Jim Courier retains title; beats Petr Korda of Czechoslovakia 7-5, 6-2, 6-1

Sports History

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

Baseball Record

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

  • 1997 129th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Touch Gold wins in 2:28.8
  • 1997 Stanley Cup Final, Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI: Detroit Red Wings edge Philadelphia Flyers, 2-1 for a 4-0 series sweep; 8th title in Wings' franchise history and first since 1955

French Open Women's Tennis

1997 French Open Women's Tennis: Iva Majoli of Croatia wins her 1st and only career Grand Slam singles title; upsets world #1 Martina Hingis 6-4, 6-2

  • 1998 French Open Men's Tennis: In an all-Spanish final Carlos Moya beats Alex Corretja 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 for his lone major title
  • 2003 135th Belmont: Jerry Bailey aboard Empire Maker wins in 2:28.26
  • 2003 French Open Women's Tennis: In an all-Belgian final, Justine Henin-Hardenne outclasses Kim Clijsters 6-0, 6-4 for her 1st of 7 Grand Slam singles titles
  • 2004 Stanley Cup Final, Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL: Tampa Bay Lightning beat Calgary Flames, 2-1 for 4-3 series win; Tampa Bay's 1st-ever appearance in final
  • 2008 140th Belmont: Alan Garcia aboard Da Tara wins in 2:29.65

French Open Women's Tennis

2008 French Open Women's Tennis: Ana Ivanović of Serbia wins her only Grand Slam singles title; beats Russian Dinara Safina 6-4, 6-3

French Open Men's Tennis

2009 French Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins his only French title, outclassing Robin Söderling of Sweden 6-1, 7-6, 6-4

  • 2010 MLB Draft: Southern Nevada outfielder Bryce Harper first pick by Washington Nationals
  • 2013 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Boston Bruins beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4 games to 0

French Open Women's Tennis

2014 French Open Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova of Russia wins her 5th Grand Slam singles title; beats Romanian Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7, 6-4

  • 2014 146th Belmont: Joel Rosario aboard Tonalist wins in 2:28.52

French Open Men's Tennis

2015 French Open Men's Tennis: Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland wins his 2nd major title; beats Novak Đoković 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4

  • 2018 Stanley Cup Final, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV: Washington Capitals beat Las Vegas Golden Knights, 4-3 for a 4-1 series victory; first title in franchise history