On This Day

Today's Events in Sports History

  • 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

Sports History

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
  • 1942 NYC ends night baseball games for rest of WW II
  • 1945 MLB Detroit Tigers & Philadelphia A's both have 7 straight games postponed due to rain
  • 1947 MLB Philadelphia A's catcher Warren Rosar catches his 147th game without an error
  • 1950 MLB St. Louis Cardinals baseman Tommy Glaviano makes 3 consecutive errors on grounders

Baseball Record

1956 Mickey Mantle hits HR from both sides of plate for record 3rd time

Sports History

1957 82nd Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Bold Ruler wins in 1:56.2

Sports History

1960 European Cup Final, Glasgow: Ferenc Puskás scores 4, Alfredo Di Stéfano 3 as Real Madrid routs Eintracht Frankfurt, 7-3; 5th consecutive title for Los Blancos

Sports History

1963 88th Preakness: Bill Shoemaker aboard Candy Spots wins in 1:56.2

  • 1968 93rd Preakness: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Forward Pass wins in 1:56.8
  • 1971 4th ABA Championship: Utah Stars beat Kentucky Colonels, 4 games to 3

Sports History

1971 Stanley Cup Final, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: Henri Richard scores twice as Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Black Hawks for a 4-3 series victory

  • 1972 American basketball player John Sebastian makes 63 consecutive free throws while blindfolded
  • 1974 99th Preakness: Miguel Rivera aboard Current Little wins in 1:54.6
  • 1982 Tigers outfielder Larry Herndon is 14th to hit 4 consecutive HRs

Sports History

1985 110th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Tank's Prospect wins in 1:53.4

  • 1986 David Goch finishes swimming 55,682 miles in a 25-yd pool
  • 1988 In just Oakland's 39th of the season, pitcher Dave Stewart breaks record with his 12th balk en route to 16
  • 1990 Cubs Ryne Sandberg ends 2nd baseman record 123 errorless game streak

Sports History

1990 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

  • 1991 116th Preakness: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 1:54
  • 1994 2nd UEFA Champions League Final: Milan beats Barcelona 4-0 at Athens
  • 1996 121st Preakness: Pat Day aboard Louis Quatorze wins in 1:53.2

LPGA Championship

1997 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, DuPont CC: Christa Johnson wins her only major title on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff over Leta Lindley

  • 2001 101-year-old Harold Stilson becomes oldest golfer to record a hole-in-one when he aces the 108-yard, par-3, 16th hole at Deerfield CC, FL
  • 2002 127th Preakness: Victor Espinoza aboard War Emblem wins in 1:56.36
  • 2002 Micky Ward beats Arturo Gatti by majority decision in a junior welterweight boxing bout in Uncasville, Connecticut; 'The Ring' Fight of the Year; first fight in their legendary trilogy
  • 2004 Arizona Diamondbacks' Randy Johnson becomes 16th pitcher to throw a perfect game (2-0 vs Atlanta)
  • 2008 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 1
  • 2013 RC Toulonnais defeat ASM Clermont Auvergne to win the rugby Heineken Cup final
  • 2013 138th Preakness: Gary Stevens aboard Oxbow wins in 1:57.54
  • 2014 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Shoal Creek G&CC: Kenny Perry wins his third of 4 Champions Tour majors by 1 stroke from Mark Calcavecchia
  • 2019 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (85,854): Gabriel Jesus & Raheem Sterling each score twice as Manchester City thrash Watford, 6-0, completing an unprecedented domestic treble
  • 2019 144th Preakness: War of Will with Tyler Gaffalione aboard wins for trainer Mark E. Casse by a nose from Everfast
  • 2021 Detroit Tigers pitcher Spencer Turnbull no-hits Seattle Mariners, 5-0 at Comerica Park, Detroit