On This Day in Sport for May 12

Events in Sport

  • 1875 1st recorded shutout in pro baseball, Chicago 1, St Louis 0
  • 1890 The first-ever official cricket County Championship match begins. Yorkshire beats Gloucestershire by eight wickets at Bristol. George Ulyett scores the first century in the competition.
  • 1909 34th Preakness: Willie Doyle aboard Effendi wins in 1:39.8
  • 1910 Philadelphia Athletic's "Chief Bender" no-hits Cleveland Indians, 4-0
  • 1912 Amsterdam-North football club D.W.V. is established
  • 1913 Harry Green runs world record marathon (2:38:16.2)
  • 1917 42nd Preakness: E Haynes aboard Kalitan wins in 1:54.4
  • 1917 43rd Kentucky Derby: Charles Borel on Omar Khayyam wins in 2:04.6
  • 1923 48th Preakness: Benny Marinelli aboard Vigil wins in 1:53.6
  • 1924 49th Preakness: John Merimee aboard Nellie Morse wins in 1:57.2
  • 1934 59th Preakness: Robert Jones aboard High Quest wins in 1:58.2
  • 1937 St Louis Cards beat Philadelphia Phillies, 15-3
  • 1956 Brooklyn Dodger Carl Erskine's 2nd no-hitter, beats NY Giants, 3-0
  • 1957 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Smokey Golf Open
  • 1961 Mikhail Botvinnik wins world chess championship for 3rd time

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Alpine Civitan Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1966 St Louis' Busch Stadium opens, Braves lose to Cards 4-3 in 12 inns
  • 1968 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1970 Ernie Banks hits his 500th home run

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • 1972 Milwaukee Brewers beat Minnesota Twins, 4-3, in 22 innings (completed 5/13)
  • 1973 6th ABA championship: Indiana Pacers beat Ky Colonels, 4 games to 3
  • 1974 28th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Milwaukee, 4 games to 3
  • 1974 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA American Defender-Raleigh Golf Classic
  • 1976 20th European Cup: Bayern Munich beats Saint-Etienne 1-0 at Glasgow

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979 Chris Evert's 125-match winning streak on clay comes to an end

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1980 West Ham United wins the FA Cup, beating Arsenal 1-0 at Wembley Stadium. Midfield playmaker Trevor Brooking scores the winner with a rare header.
  • 1981 NY Islanders tie own record with two shorthanded playoff goals in a pd vs Minn
  • 1982 FC Barcelona of Spain win 22nd European Cup Winner's Cup against Standard Liège of Belgium 2-1 in Barcelona

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1985 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1990 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2
  • 1991 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Crestar-Fresh Farm Golf Classic
  • 1993 Parma of Italy win 33rd European Cup Winner's Cup against Royal Antwerp of Belgium 3-1 in London

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1995 Martin Brodeur ties NHL record getting his 3rd playoff shutout in 4

NHL Goalie Martin Brodeur
NHL Goalie
Martin Brodeur

Sport awardGolf Major

1996 42nd McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Laura Davies

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • 1996 Yankees losing 8-0 to Chicago White Sox, come back to win 9-8
  • 1997 Angels scores 13 in 7th vs White Sox

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1867 Hugh Trumble, cricket off-spinner (great Aust at turn of century)

Person of interestYogi Berra

1925 Yogi Berra [Lawrence Peter Berra], American baseball catcher, coach and manager (NY Yankees, Mets), born in St. Louis Missouri (d. 2015)

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1929 Dollard St. Laurent, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1930 Pat McCormick-Keller, diver (Olympic gold 1952, 56), born in Lakewood, California
  • 1935 Johnny Bucyk, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1937 Beryl Burton, UK, won record (7) women's cycling titles
  • 1939 Reg Gasnier, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Mortdale, New South Wales, (d. 2014)
  • 1946 Leonard Baichan, cricketer (WI opener, 103 v Pakistan on debut 1975)
  • 1950 Renate Stecher-Meissner, German DR, sprinter (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1951 Gunnar Larrson, Swedish 200m/400m swimmer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1956 Bernie Federko, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1957 Lou Whitaker, American MLB 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers, 1978 AL Rookie of the Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1959 Dave Christian, Minn, NHL right wing (Wash Caps, Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1960 Lisa Martin, Gawler, South Australia, Australian marathoner (Olympic-silver 1988)
  • 1961 Thomas Dooley, German-American Soccer Player
  • 1962 Amy Benz, LPGA golfer (1994 Oldsmobile Classic-3rd), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1962 Emilio Estevez, American actor (Breakfast Club, Young Guns, Mighty Ducks), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962 Mark Bradshaw, Happy Camp California, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • 1963 Stefano Modena, Italian racing driver
  • 1964 Joy Ellen Kitzmiller, US badminton player (Olympic-92), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Stacy Wilson, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1966 Rafael Bournigal, Azua Dom Rep, infielder (Oakland A's)
  • 1966 Steven Conran, Lithgow NSW, Australian golfer
  • 1967 Cara Coughenour, Sioux City IA, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • 1967 Lawrence Rucchin, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1967 Robert Blackmon, defensive back (Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1967 Warren Rychel, Tecumseh, NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1968 Mark Clark, Bath Ill, pitcher (NY Mets)

Person of interestTony Hawk

1968 Tony Hawk, American skateboarder, born in Carlsbad, California

Skateboarder Tony Hawk
Tony Hawk
  • 1970 Andreas Hestler, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • 1970 Andrew Coltart, Dumfries Scotland, Australian golfer
  • 1970 Jim Furyk, American golfer (US Open 2003), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Mike Weir, Canadian Tour golfer (Ontario Amateur-1990, 92), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1970 Stevie Anderson, NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1970 Todd Hallett, Shelburne Nova Scotia, rower (Olympics-7-92, 96)
  • 1971 Craig Novitsky, NFL tackle (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1971 Tommy Johnson, WLAF cornerback (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1972 David Oaks, 100m/200m runner
  • 1972 Jason Kyle, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1973 Stefano Margoni, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1974 Anna Ozolins, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1975 Lawrence Phillips, running back (St Louis Rams)

Person of interestJonah Lomu

1975 Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union player and the youngest ever All Black, born in Auckland (d. 2015)

Rugby Union Superstar Jonah Lomu
Rugby Union Superstar
Jonah Lomu
  • 1977 Monique de Bruin, American fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1977 Graeme Dott, British snooker player
  • 1978 Thomas Odoyo, cricketer (Kenyan all-rounder 1996 World Cup)
  • 1978 Hossein Reza Zadeh, Iranian weightlifter
  • 1978 Josh Phelps, American baseball player
  • 1979 Andre Carter, American football player
  • 1979 Steve Smith, American football player
  • 1983 Charilaos Pappas, Greek footballer
  • 1985 Tally Hall, American soccer player
  • 1985 Jeroen Simaeys, Belgian footballer
  • 1988 Marcelo [Vieira da Silva Júnior], Brazilian football player (Real Madrid, Brazil national team), born in Rio de Janeiro

Weddings in Sport

HeartWedding of Interest

1956 NY Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner (25) weds Elizabeth Joan Zieg

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner

Deaths in Sport

  • 1957 Alfonso de Portago, Spanish bobsledder and race car driver (b. 1928)
  • 1960 Prince Aly Khan [Ali Salman Aga Khan], Pakistani socialite, jockey, political ambassador and husband to Rita Hayworth, dies from injuries sustained in a car accident at 48
  • 1963 Bobby Kerr, Canadian runner (b. 1882)
  • 1971 J M Taylor, cricketer (20 Tests 1920-26, 997 runs), dies
  • 1971 Heinie Manush, American baseball player (b. 1901)
  • 1971 Tor Johnson [Tore Johansson], Swedish wrestler and actor (Bride of the Monster), dies at 67
  • 1973 Art Pollard, American racecar driver (b. 1927)
  • 1992 Joe Burke, president (KC Royals), dies at 68, dies
  • 1994 Xenophon Balaskas, cricketer (9 Tests for South Africa, 22 wkts), dies
  • 2000 Adam Petty, American race car driver (b. 1980)
  • 2002 Erich Kulas, ECW Wrestler (Mass Transit)
  • 2018 Chuck Knox, American NFL coach (Rams, Bills, Seahawks), dies of dementia at 86