On This Day in Sport for May 14

Events in Sport

  • 1885 11th Kentucky Derby: Babe Henderson aboard Joe Cotton wins in 2:37.25
  • 1886 12th Kentucky Derby: Paul Duffy aboard Ben Ali wins in 2:36.50
  • 1888 14th Kentucky Derby: George Covington aboard MacBeth II wins in 2:38.00
  • 1890 16th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Riley wins in 2:45
  • 1892 Vitesse 1892 soccer team forms in Arnhem
  • 1905 2nd official international soccer match, Netherlands beats Belgium 4-0
  • 1906 Flagpole at the White Sox ballpark breaks during pennant-raising

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1913 Wash Senator Walter Johnson ends record scorless streak at 56 innings

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1918 Sunday baseball is made legal in Washington, DC
  • 1919 44th Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 1:53
  • 1920 Wash Senator Walter Johnson wins his 300th game vs Detroit
  • 1927 53rd Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee aboard Whiskery wins in 2:06
  • 1935 Northamptonshire County Cricket Club gains (over Somerset at Taunton by 48 runs) what proved to be their last victory for 99 matches, a record in the County Championship. Their next Championship win was not until May 29, 1939.
  • 1938 63rd Preakness: Maurice Peters aboard Dauber wins in 1:59.8
  • 1938 England soccer team beats Nazi-Germany, 6-3
  • 1949 74th Preakness: Ted Atkinson aboard Capot wins in 1:56

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Columbus Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967 Mickey Mantle's 500th HR off Oriole's Stu Miller

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1972 In Willie Mays 1st game as a NY Met his homer beats SF Giants, 5-4

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1975 Dynamo Kyiv of the Soviet Union win 15th European Cup Winner's Cup over Ferencvár osi TC of Hungary 3-0
  • 1977 KC Royals Jim Colborn no-hits Texas Rangers, 6-0
  • 1977 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1978 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1980 Valencia of Spain wins 20th European Cup Winner's Cup against Arsenal of England 5-4 on penalties in Brussels
  • 1981 35th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat Houston Rockets, 4 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 Reggie Jackson hit his 537th HR passing Mickey Mantle into 6th place

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1986 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Calgary Flames beat St. Louis Blues, 4 games to 3
  • 1987 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Philadelphia Flyers beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 2
  • 1988 1st non-pitcher (Jose Oquendo) in 20 years to get a decision in a baseball game, he & St Louis Cards lose to Braves 7-5 in 19 inn
  • 1988 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Boston Bruins beat New Jersey Devils, 4 games to 3
  • 1989 1st Tour de Trump bicycle race run (Atlanta)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 1st time since 1948 a player hit 6 consecutive doubles (Kirby Puckett)

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • 1989 Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
  • 1990 46th time opposing pitchers hit HR, Valenzuela (Dodgers)/Gross (Expos)
  • 1994 FA Cup Final: Manchester United defeat Chelsea 4-0 at Wembley Stadium, London

Sport awardGolf Major

1995 41st McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Kelly Robbins

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1995 Eddie Murray of Indians hits his 463rd career home run (ties for 18th)

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 1996 NY Yankee Dwight Gooden no-hits Seattle Mariners 2-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 Baseball's Executive Council suspends NY Yank owner George Steinbrenner

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 1997 FC Barcelona of Spain win 37th European Cup Winner's Cup against Paris Saint-Germain of France 1-0 in Rotterdam

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016 Gabriel Medina becomes the first surfer ever to land the move "Backflip" in competition


Birthdays in Sport

  • 1878 James L. Wilkinson, American baseball executive (d. 1964)
  • 1881 Ed Walsh, American baseball pitcher, lowest lifetime ERA (1.82)
  • 1890 Alex Pompez, American baseball executive (d. 1974)
  • 1899 Earle Combs, American baseball player (d. 1976)
  • 1918 Arthur McIntyre, cricket wicket-keeper (England 3 times early 50's)
  • 1927 Shirley Spork, LPGA golfer
  • 1929 Gump Worsley, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • 1933 John Mortimore, cricketer (England off-spinner 1959-64)
  • 1937 Dick Howser, shortstop (Kansas City A's), manager (KC Royals)
  • 1941 Nasim-ul-Ghani, cricketer (Pakistani left-handed all-rounder 1958-73)
  • 1942 Tony Perez, baseball player
  • 1942 Valeriy Brumel, Soviet athlete (d. 2003)
  • 1945 Yochanan Vollach, Israeli footballer and president of Maccabi Haifa
  • 1947 Dick "Dirt" Tidrow, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1948 Bob Woolmer, cricketer (England batsman mid-70's)
  • 1948 Dave LaRoche, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1949 Klaus-Peter Thaler, German cyclist
  • 1952 M J Smith, LPGA golfer
  • 1953 Bill Meek, Upland PA, prone rifle (Olympics-8th-1996)
  • 1955 Peter Kirsten, cricketer (South African middle-order batsman)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1955 [Jose] Dennis Martínez, Nicaraguan baseball pitcher (Orioles, Expos, Indians), born in Granada, Nicaragua

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • 1958 Christine Brennan, American sports columnist
  • 1959 Mike Quick, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1960 Carlyle Best, cricketer (WI batsman late 80's)
  • 1960 Frank Nobilo, New Zealand golfer, born in Auckland
  • 1960 Steve Williams, American wrestler
  • 1961 Alain Vigneault, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • 1963 Pat Borders, catcher (California Angels), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1964 Suzy Kolber, American sportscaster
  • 1965 Curt Harnett, sprint cyclist (Olympics-bronze-92/96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1965 Dave Widell, NFL center/guard (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1965 Joey Cora, Caguas Puerto Rico, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1965 Kelvin Martin, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1966 Leroy Blugh, CFL defensive end (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1966 Pooh Richardson, NBA guard (LA Clippers)
  • 1967 Natasha Elaine Kaiser-Brown, 400m runner, born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1967 Shaun Creighton, Australian distance runner (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 Tony Siragusa, NFL defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Balt Ravens)
  • 1967 Valeria Marini, sports commentator (Italian Soccer), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1968 Hiroshi Matsuura, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1970 Sylvester Stanley, WLAF defensive tackle (Rhein Fire)
  • 1972 Chad Cascadden, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
  • 1973 John Davis, WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1973 Voshon Lenard, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
  • 1973 Julian White, English rugby union footballer
  • 1974 Ken Belanger, Sault-ste-marie Ca, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)
  • 1975 Carmen Klomp, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1975 Nicki Sørensen, Danish road cyclist
  • 1975 Salim Iles, Algerian swimmer
  • 1976 Terrance Cauthen, lightweight boxer (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1976 Brian Lawrence, American baseball player
  • 1977 Anca Barna, Cluj Romania, tennis star (semifinals 1995 ITF Poland)
  • 1977 Jayna Hefford, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
  • 1977 Roy Halladay, American baseball player
  • 1978 Heather Brink, gymnast (Olympics-96), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1978 André Macanga, Angolan footballer
  • 1978 Gustavo Varela, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1978 Eddie House, American basketball player
  • 1978 Brent Harvey, Australian footballer
  • 1979 Carlos Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1979 Clinton Morrison, English-born Irish footballer
  • 1980 Eugene Martineau, Dutch decathlete
  • 1980 Hugo Southwell, Scottish rugby union footballer
  • 1980 Zdeněk Grygera, Czech footballer
  • 1982 Ai Shibata, Japanese swimmer
  • 1982 BeardyMan, English beatboxer
  • 1984 Michael Rensing, German footballer
  • 1984 Nigel Reo-Coker, English footballer
  • 1987 Franck Songo'o, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1987 Francois Steyn, South African rugby union footballer

Weddings in Sport

  • 2017 Retired soccer player Abby Wambach (37) weds best-selling author Glennon Doyle Melton

Deaths in Sport

  • 1934 Lou Criger, American baseball player (b. 1872)
  • 1969 Frederick Lane, Australian swimmer (b. 1888)
  • 1992 Lyle Alzado, NFL defensive linesman (Raiders), dies of cancer at 43
  • 1996 Sritharan Jeganathan, cricketer, 1st Sri Lankan Test player to die

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2003 Dave DeBusschere, American basketball player, dies of a heart attack at 62

NBA Forward and MLB Player Dave DeBusschere
NBA Forward and MLB Player
Dave DeBusschere