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This Day in Sport for 8th June

June 8, 2012
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1878 - 12th Belmont: L Hughes aboard Duke of Magenta wins in 2:43.5
1882 - 16th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Forester wins in 2:43
1921 - Babe Ruth arrested for speeding, fined $100, & held in jail until 4 PM
1927 - Tony Lazzeri hits 3 HRs Yanks beat White Sox 12-11
1929 - 61st Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Blue Larkspur wins in 2:32.8
1935 - 39th US Golf Open: Sam Parks Jr shoots a 299 at Oakmont CC PA
1935 - 67th Belmont: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 2:30.6
1935 - Lou Gehrig collides with Carl Reynolds & leaves the game
1940 - 72nd Belmont: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 2:29.6
1950 - Boston Red Sox beat St Louis Browns 29-4 (win by record 25 runs)
1950 - Test Cricket debut of Ramadhin & Valentine (8-104 1st inn) v England
1952 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Women's Golf Open
1955 - Dodgers option Tommy Lasorda to make room on roster for Sandy Koufax
1958 - 4th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright
1961 - Test Cricket debut of William Morris Lawry, v Eng at Edgbaston, 57
1961 - Milwaukee sets record of 4 consecutive HRs (Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock & Frank Thomas)
1963 - 95th Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:30.2
1966 - NFL & AFL announce plans to become NFC & AFC in 1970
1969 - Mickey Mantle Day, 60,096 saw #7 retired (I was there-BTG)
1969 - Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1971 - White Sox draft Danny Goodwin #1, he refuses to sign
1972 - Padres draft Dave Roberts #1, Indians draft Rick Manning #2
1972 - Test Cricket debut of Tony Greig, v Australia at Old Trafford (57/62)
1974 - 106th Belmont: Miguel Rivera aboard Little Current wins in 2:29.2
1975 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Girl Talk Golf Classic
1976 - Houston Astros draft Floyd Bannister #1
1977 - Nolan Ryan notches his 4th career 19-strikeout game
1978 - Braves draft Bob Horner #1
1980 - 26th LPGA Championship won by Sally Little
1980 - 50th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Virginia Ruzici (60 63)
1981 - Seattle Mariners draft Mike Moore #1
1982 - 36th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Phila 76ers, 4 games to 2
1983 - Charlos Vieira begins 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal
1985 - 117th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Creme Fraiche wins in 2:27
1985 - Pirates score 10 in top of 1st, but lose 15-11 to Phillies, as Steve becomes 1st Phillie to switch hit HRs in same game
1986 - 40th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Hous Rockets, 4 games to 2
1986 - 56th French Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mikael Pernfors (63 62 64)
1986 - Juli Inkster wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1986 - Longest 9 inning AL game (4h16m), Balt Orioles beat Yankees 18-9
1989 - Pirates score 10 in 1st (their best inning since 1942), prompts Pirate Jim Rooker to say he would walk from Pitts to Phila if Pirates lost, Phillies beat them 15-11, Rooker walks at end of season broa
1991 - 123rd Belmont: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 2:28
1991 - 61st French Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats A S Vicario (63 64)
1991 - College World Series: Louisiana State defeats Wichita State 6-3
1991 - Former NY Jet Mark Gastineau wins 1st pro boxing fight in 12 seconds
1992 - NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is banned from baseball for 7th time
1996 - 128th Belmont: Rene Douglas aboard Editor's Note wins in 2:28.96
1996 - 66th French Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats A S Vicario (63, 67, 108)
1997 - 67th French Mens Tennis: Gustavo Kuerten beats S Bruguera (63 64 62)
1997 - BellSouth Senior Golf Classic at Opryland
1997 - Justin Leonard wins golf's Kemper Open at TPC at Avenel
1997 - Pat Hurst wins LPGA Oldsmobile Classic


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