On This Day in Sport for May 11

Events in Sport

  • 1887 13th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Lewis aboard Montrose wins in 2:39.25
  • 1888 16th Preakness: F Littlefield aboard Refund wins in 2:49
  • 1892 18th Kentucky Derby: Lonnie Clayton aboard Azra wins in 2:41½
  • 1893 Henri Desgrange establishes 1st bicycle-world record (35.325 km)
  • 1897 Wash Senator catcher Charlie Farrell throws out 8 attempted stealers

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1900 James J Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 23 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • 1912 38th Kentucky Derby: Carol H Shilling aboard Worth wins in 2:09.4
  • 1918 44th Kentucky Derby: William Knapp on Exterminator wins in 2:10.8
  • 1919 Cincinnati Reds Hod Eller no-hits St Louis Cards, 6-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1919 Yanks' Jack Quinn & Senators' Walter Johnson, 12 inning 0-0 tie

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1923 10 HRs hit in Phillies 20-14 victory over St Louis Cards
  • 1927 Belgium beats England 9-1 in soccer
  • 1928 53rd Preakness: Raymond Sonny Workman aboard Victorian wins in 2:00.2

Sport awardGolf Major

1928 63rd British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Royal St George's

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • 1935 60th Preakness: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 1:58.4
  • 1940 65th Preakness: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 1:58.6
  • 1946 1st night game at Boston Braves Field (Giants 5, Braves 1)
  • 1946 71st Preakness: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:01.4
  • 1958 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959 Yankee catcher Yogi Berra's errorless streak of 148 games ends

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1963 LA Dodger Sandy Koufax 2nd no-hitter beats NY Giants, 8-0
  • 1965 West Indies becomes 1st holders of the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy
  • 1966 11th European Cup: Real Madrid beats Partizan 2-1 at Brussels
  • 1968 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep St Louis Blues in 4 games
  • 1969 Carol Mann wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • 1971 Cleveland's pitcher Steve Dunning hits a grand slam off Oakland Athletics pitcher Diego Seguí

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972 Giants trade Willie Mays to Mets for pitcher Charlie Williams & cash

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1972 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins beat NY Rangers, 4 games to 2

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1975 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977 Ted Turner manages an Atlanta Braves game

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • 1980 Pam Higgins wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1980 Pete Rose, 39, steals second, third, & home in one inning for Phillies

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1983 Aberdeen of Scotland win 23rd European Cup Winner's Cup against Real Madrid of Spain 2-1 in Gothenburg
  • 1984 Johan Cruijff quits soccer
  • 1985 56 die and at least 265 are injured at Bradford City football ground in the worst fire in English football history
  • 1985 Dave Concepcion becomes 4th Cincinnati Red teammate to get 2,000 hits, others include Pete Rose, Tony Perez & Cesar Cedeno
  • 1986 Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
  • 1988 KV Mechelen of Belgium win 28th European Cup Winner's Cup against Ajax of Netherlands 1-0 in Strasbourg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 Mario Andretti records fastest Indianapolis 500 lap (221.565 mph)

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • 1988 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
  • 1989 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2
  • 1990 NY Yankees trade Dave Winfield to Angels for Mike Witt
  • 1991 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
  • 1996 Florida Marlin Al Leiter no hits Colo Rockies, 11-0
  • 1997 NY Mets C Everett & Butch Huskey are 9th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • 1997 Scott McCarron wins Bellsouth Golf Classic
  • 1997 Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Sara Lee Classic

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1854 John Blackham, cricketer (Australia's 1st wicketkeeper)
  • 1881 Al Cabrera, Spanish-born Cuban baseball player (d. 1964)
  • 1894 Florimond Cornellie, Belgium, yachting (Olympic-gold-1920)
  • 1903 Charlie Gehringer, Detroit Tigers' 2nd baseman (1924-42)
  • 1907 Rip Sewell, American baseball player, born in Decatur, Alabama (d. 1989)
  • 1922 Nestor Chylak, American baseball umpire (d. 1992)
  • 1924 Jackie Milburn, English soccer star (Newcastle United)
  • 1937 David Allan, cricketer (West Indian wicketkeeper 1962-66)
  • 1939 Milt Pappas, American baseball pitcher, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1941 Ian Redpath, cricketer (dependable Australian opening batsman 1964-76)
  • 1943 Nancy Greene, Canada, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1944 John Benaud, Australian cricketer (brother of Richie, Australian bat 1972-73), born in Auburn, New South Wales
  • 1948 Alfred Matt, Austria, slalom (Olympic-bronze-1968)
  • 1950 Dane Lorg, American baseball player (Philles, Cardinels), born in Eureka, California
  • 1951 Mike Sleman, rugby player
  • 1952 Mike Lupica, American sports journalist and newspaper columnist (New York Daily News, ESPN), born in Oneida, New York
  • 1954 John Gregory, English football manager
  • 1958 Peter Antonie, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1958 Walt Terrell, baseball player
  • 1960 Jorgen Schult, German FR, discus thrower (world record 1986)
  • 1962 Steve Bono, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1963 Blair Piercy, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Cordova Bay Open), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1963 Mark Breland, American welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1984), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964 Bobby Witt, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • 1964 Drew Story, San Clemente California, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1964 Floyd Youmans, baseball pitcher (Expos)
  • 1964 Jeff Sellers, baseball pitcher (Red Sox)
  • 1966 Chris Mohr, NFL punter (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1966 Trenidad Hubbard, MBA outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1967 Eric Young, infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • 1967 Jamie Brayshaw, cricketer (son of Ian WA & SA right-handed batsman)
  • 1967 Kenneth Gould, Welterweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1988), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1969 Amy Legacki, Terrytown NY, 10k runner
  • 1970 Dean Capobianco, Australian 200m/400m (Olympics-92, 96)
  • 1970 Michael Joubert, Australian 400m/800m (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Corey Fuller, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1971 Yo Murphy, WLAF receiver (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1972 Andrew Bonhomme, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1972 Hicham El-Mashtoub, NFL center (Houston Oilers)
  • 1972 Stefen Reid, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1973 Dean Pullar, Cobram Victoria Australia, diver (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Michelle Venturella, US softball infielder (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1973 Patrick Sapp, American NFL offensive linebacker (San Diego Chargers), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1974 Roger Juffing, soccer player (Fortuna Sittard
  • 1974 Stanley Gene, Papua New Guinean rugby league footballer
  • 1974 Darren Ward, Welsh footballer
  • 1977 Janne Ahonen, Finnish ski jumper
  • 1977 Gonzalo Colsa, Spanish footballer
  • 1977 Pablo García, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1977 Victor Matfield, South African rugby union footballer
  • 1981 Lauren Jackson, Australian basketball player
  • 1981 Daniel Ortmeier, American baseball player
  • 1982 Andrew Walter, American football player
  • 1983 Frédéric Xhonneux, Belgian decathlete
  • 1983 Matt Leinart, American football player
  • 1984 Andrés Iniesta Luján, Spanish football player (Barcelona, Spanish national team), born in Fuentealbilla, Spain
  • 1986 Abou Diaby, French footballer
  • 1986 Ronny, Brazilian footballer
  • 1987 Louis Murphy, American college football player
  • 1987 Monica Roşu, Romanian gymnast
  • 1987 Justin King, American football player
  • 1989 Giovani dos Santos, Mexican footballer
  • 1989 Cameron Newton, American football player (Carolina Panthers), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Deaths in Sport

  • 1848 Tom Cribb, English boxer (b. 1781)
  • 1955 G L Jessop, cricketer (match-winning batsman, brilliant field), dies
  • 1985 Samuel Frith, English co-founder of soccer team (Bradford City), dies
  • 1986 Fritz Pollard, American football player (b. 1894)
  • 1996 Ademir Marques de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (b. 1922)
  • 2004 Mick Doyle, Irish rugby union footballer and coach

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2006 Floyd Patterson, American boxer, dies at 71

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 2008 Bruno Neves, portuguese cyclist that died in competition (b.1981)
  • 2013 Jack Butler, American football player, dies from complications from staph infection at 85
  • 2014 Reg Gasnier, Australian Hall of Fame rugby league player, dies at 74
  • 2017 Yale Lary, American NFL safety Hall of Famer (Detroit Lions), dies at 86