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This Day in Sports History — June 13

Babe Ruth and 1923 Yankees
Hulton Archive

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on June 13:

1905 — New York Giants pitcher Christy Mathewson tossed his second career no-hitter to beat the Chicago Cubs, 1-0. (More info.)

1935 — New Jersey’s James J. Braddock beat Max Baer of Germany for the world heavyweight title at Madison Square Garden in New York. (More info.)

1947 — The Red Sox won the first night game played at Boston’s Fenway Park, 5-3, over the White Sox. (More info.)

1948 — Babe Ruth, 53, made his farewell appearance at Yankee Stadium on the 25th anniversary of its opening. He died of throat cancer on Aug. 16, 1948. (More info.)

1953 — Ben Hogan won a record-tying fourth consecutive U. S. Golf Open by defeating Sam Snead by six shots at Oakmont Country Club near Pittsburgh. (More info.)

1973 — Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Ron Cey and Bill Russell played together for the first time in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ infield. They stayed together as an infield for more than eight years. (More info.)

1989 — The Detroit Pistons swept the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA championship. (More info.)

1991 — The National, America’s first all-sports daily newspaper, ceased publication. (More info.)

1997 — The Chicago Bulls defeated the Utah Jazz, 4 games to 2, to win the NBA championship. (More info.)

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