June 25, 1997: For the second time in 27 days, the
June 30, 1978: Spectacular Bid, the Maryland-owned thoroughbred who would go on to win two-thirds of racing's
June 26, 1970:
June 26, 1923: Fed up with the "hooliganism" of baseball fans at Oriole Park, who blow klaxon horns to rattle enemy pitchers and douse fielders' heads with sodas, Rochester players fight back. One grabs a handful of infield dirt and throws it at the crowd; another charges into the stands, fists flying. Quickly, 2,000 fans spill onto the field as mounted police rush to restore order. "You won't find such rotten sportsmanship anywhere else," Rochester manager George Stallings says. "Why, the filthy beasts haven't even spared our women folks. On Saturday, they began yelling about my wife."
June 28, 1902: Baltimore fighter Joe Gans, 27, who won the world lightweight championship a month ago, defends his title with a third-round TKO of George "Elbows" McFadden in San Francisco. Gans' first punch staggers his rival, who never lands a telling blow against boxing's first black champion. "There were cries of 'Fake!' at the conclusion of the fight, but veteran sports at ringside do not hold to the opinion that it was a crooked mill," The Sun reports. "McFadden simply did not have a chance."
June 29, 1864: