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This Day in Sports History — June 30

Sandy Koufax no-hitter

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on June 30 :

1908 — Boston pitcher Cy Young, no-hit the New York Highlanders, 8-0. (More info.)

1929 — Bobby Jones won the U.S. Golf Open by 23 strokes over runner-up Al Espinosa in a 36-hole playoff at Winged Foot Golf Course in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (More info.)

1934 — The Portsmouth Spartans became the Detroit Lions. (More info.)

1948 — Cleveland Indians’ pitcher Bob Lemon no-hit the Detroit Tigers, 2-0. (More info.)

1962 — Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitcher Sandy Koufax no-hit the New York Mets, 5-0. (More info.)

1965 — The NFL granted a new franchise to Atlanta businessman Rankin Smith, Sr. for $8.5 million. (More info.)

1970 — Cincinnati’s Riverfront Stadium opened, as the Atlanta Braves beat the Cincinnati Reds, 8-2. (More info.)

1975 — Muhammad Ali defeated Joe Bugner via decision in their 12-round heavyweight fight in Malaysia. (More info.)

1978 — Larry Doby became manager of the Chicago White Sox. (More info.)

1982 – The New Jersey NHL franchise was officially named the Devils. (More info.)

1995 — Cleveland Indians’ veteran Eddie Murray became the 20th major league player to reach 3,000 hits in a career. (More info.)

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