On This Day

May 1990 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • May 4 Oriole Gregg Olson sets relief pitcher rec of 41 cons scoreless inns
  • May 5 116th Kentucky Derby: Craig Perret aboard Unbridled wins in 2:02
  • May 9 Sampdoria of Italy win 30th European Cup Winner's Cup against Anderlecht of Belgium 2-0 in Gothenburg
  • May 9 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Boston Bruins beat Washington Capitals, 4 games to 0
  • May 11 NY Yankees trade Dave Winfield to Angels for Mike Witt
  • May 12 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 14 46th time opposing pitchers hit HR, Fernando Valenzuela (Dodgers)/Gross (Expos)

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Fernando Valenzuela
  • May 15 Edmonton Oiler Klima beats Boston Bruins in 6th period
  • May 18 Cubs Ryne Sandberg ends 2nd baseman record 123 errorless game streak

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 18 Edmonton right wing Jari Kurri sets record for scoring in a Stanley Cup Finals game with 3 goals and 2 assists in 7-2 win at Boston Garden

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 19 115th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Summer Squall wins in 1:53.6

Jockey Pat Day
Jockey
Pat Day

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 22 Andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 22 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
  • May 23 NY Yankees hit 6 home runs to beat Minnesota Twins 12-0
  • May 23 34th European Cup: Milan beats Benfica 1-0 at Vienna
  • May 24 Stanley Cup Final, Boston Garden, Boston, MA: Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 4-1 for a 4-1 series win; Oilers' 5th Cup win in 7 years

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 26 Philadelphia Phillies retire future Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt's uniform #20

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • May 27 74th Indianapolis 500 runs
  • May 29 NY Mets fire manager Davey Johnson & hire Bud Harrelson

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 29 Rickey Henderson steals record 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb's record

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 3 Brooks Koepka, American golfer (US Open 2017-18, PGA C'ship 2018-19), born in West Palm Beach, Florida

Person of interestJosé Altuve

May 6 José Altuve, Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman (Houston Astros), born in Maracay, Venezuela

Baseball Player José Altuve
Baseball Player
José Altuve
  • May 14 Emily Samuelson, American ice dancer
  • May 15 Joe Mattock, English football player
  • May 24 Joey Logano, American racecar driver, born in Middletown, Connecticut
  • May 27 Ekaterina Zaikina, Russian figure skater

Deaths in Sport

  • May 15 Doug Young, Canadian NHL defenceman (Stanley Cup 1936-37, Detroit Red Wings captain), dies at 81
  • May 22 Rocky Graziano, American boxer (World Middleweight title 1947-48; famous Tony Zale trilogy) and entertainer (Pantomime Quiz, Miami Undercover), dies of heart failure at 71