On This Day

On This Day in Sport for May 18

Events in Sport

  • 1880 6th Kentucky Derby: George Garrett Lewis aboard Fonso wins in 2:37.5; race run in estimated 5 inch deep dust
  • 1897 New York Giants third baseman Bill Joyce becomes last player in baseball history to hit 4 triples in a game as Giants beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-5 at Exposition Park
  • 1912 Philadelphia Athletics rout Detroit Tigers, 24-2 at Shibe Park; Tigers use amateurs in protest at Ty Cobbs suspension from the game
  • 1920 45th Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Man o' War (regarded as greatest racehorse of all time) defeats Upset by 1+1⁄2 lengths in 1:51.6
  • 1929 55th Kentucky Derby: Hall of Fame jockey Linus McAtee on 3-1 chance Clyde Van Dusen wins in 2:10.8 on a muddy track
  • 1929 Brooklyn Robins beat Philadelphia Phillies, 20-16; lose 8-6 in game 2 at the Baker Bowl; MLB record 50 runs for a doubleheader
  • 1933 First MLB All-Star Game announced for July 6 at Comiskey Park; to be played as part of the Chicago World's Fair; fans to pick players
  • 1935 English batsman Harold Gimblett scores 123 in 80 minutes on his County Cricket debut for Somerset CCC vs Essex at Frome
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1996 NFL Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly (36) weds former marketing director Jill Waggoner (27) at St. Christopher's Catholic Church in suburban Buffalo
  • 1996 Heavyweight boxer Tommy Morrison (27) weds Dawn Freeman

Divorces in Sport

  • 1989 Lisa Strawberry files for divorce from husband and MLB player Darryl Strawberry (they eventually divorce 1993)

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1953 Tom Killick, English cricketer (at the crease 2 Tests for Eng 1929), dies at 69
  • 1956 Maurice Tate, English cricket all-rounder (39 Tests, 155 wickets, 1 x 100, 5 x 50), dies at 60
  • 1963 Ernie Davis, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (1st African-American to win Heisman Trophy 1961, Syracuse), dies of leukemia at 23
  • 1974 Dan Topping, American baseball team owner (NY Yankees), dies at 61
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