Events in Sport on May 22

  • 1877 3rd Kentucky Derby: Billy Walker aboard Baden-Baden wins in 2:38
  • 1883 Cubs' Billy Sunday's 1st at bat, begins 14 consecutive strikes out
  • 1884 1-armed pitcher Hugh Daily fanned 13 hitters
  • 1885 13th Preakness: Jim McLaughlin aboard Tecumseh wins in 2:49
  • 1902 36th Belmont: John Bullman aboard Mastermam wins in 2:22.6
  • 1906 10th anniversary Olympic games close at Athens, Greece
  • 1906 31st Preakness: Walter Miller aboard Whimsical wins in 1:45
  • 1911 Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row
  • 1927 Dodgers beat Phillies, 20-4
  • 1938 Dodgers announce contracts to install lights at Ebbets Field
  • 1954 79th Preakness: Johnny Adams aboard Hasty Road wins in 1:57.4
  • 1957 Red Sox set AL record by smashing 4 HRs in 6th inning in 11-0 win

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1962 Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inn game

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963 Mickey Mantle hits a ball off Yankee Stadium's facade

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1963 8th European Cup: Milan beats Benfica 2-1 at London
  • 1966 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • 1968 Pitts Pirate Willie Stargell hits 3 HRs, a double & a single
  • 1974 Soccer team Veendam forms
  • 1975 8th ABA Championship: Kentucky Colonels beat Ind Pacers, 4 games to 1
  • 1976 St Louis Cardinal Reggie Smith hits 3 HR

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1977 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1977 Red Sox (6) & Brewers (5) tie single game HR record of 11

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1983 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1983 Toronto Blue Jay Cliff Johnson hits record 18th pinch hit HR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 Pete Rose 2,108th run passes Hank Aaron as NL run scoring leader

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

Sport awardGolf Major

1988 34th LPGA Championship won by Sherri Turner

LPGA Golfer Sherri Turner
LPGA Golfer
Sherri Turner

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1990 Andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Deion Sanders becomes involved in a dispute with Chicago White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk, one of the most infamous incidents of Sanders' baseball career

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • 1991 NFL Owners agree to add 2 teams in 1994
  • 1992 California Angels, are involved in a bus crash, in NJ
  • 1992 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Chicago Blackhawks beat Edmonton Oilers, 4 games to 0

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1993 Riddick Bowe TKOs Jesse Ferguson in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

  • 1994 Elaine Crosby wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • 1994 Toronto NBA franchise unveils name "Raptors" & logo
  • 1996 4th UEFA Champions League Final: Juventus beats Ajax (1-1, 4-2 on penalties) at Rome
  • 2001 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New Jersey Devils beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2002 Mike Babcock is named head coach of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks

NHL Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Coach
Mike Babcock
  • 2003 In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Sörenstam becomes the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years.
  • 2004 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Tampa Bay Lightning beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 3
  • 2007 NHL Western Conference Final: Anaheim Ducks beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2
  • 2010 18th UEFA Champions League Final: Internazionale beats Bayern Munich 2-0 at Madrid
  • 2012 NHL Western Conference Finals: Los Angeles Kings beat Phoenix Coyotes, 4 games to 1
  • 2015 Pakistan begin the first test-playing nation cricket tour of Zimbabwe since 2009