On This Day

On This Day in Sport for May 15

Events in Sport

  • 1862 First baseball enclosure opens at Union Grounds, Brooklyn
  • 1876 2nd Kentucky Derby: Bobby Swim aboard Vagrant wins in 2:38.25
  • 1894 20th Kentucky Derby: Frank Goodale aboard Chant wins in 2:41
  • 1906 NY Giants' Hooks Wiltse strikes out 4 batters in 1 inning
  • 1912 37th Preakness: Clarnence Turner on Colonel Holloway wins in 1:56.6
  • 1912 Ty Cobb rushes a heckler at a NY Highlander game & is suspended
  • 1918 43rd Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard War Cloud wins in 1:53.6
  • 1918 Washington Senator Walter Johnson pitches 1-0, 18 inning game
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