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The News-Times - - SCOREBOARD -

June 8

1935 — Omaha, rid­den by Wil­lis Saun­ders, be­comes the third horse to win the Triple Crown by cap­tur­ing the Belmont Stakes with a 1½-length vic­tory over Firethron.

1950 — Bos­ton beats the St. Louis Browns 29-4 at Fen­way Park, and the Red Sox set six ma­jor league records: most runs scored by one team; most long hits in a game with 17 (nine dou­bles, one triple and seven homers); most to­tal bases with 60; most extra bases on long hits with 32; most runs for two games with 49 (20 a day ear­lier); and most hits in two games with 51.

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