On This Day

Events in Sport in May 1986

  • May 3 112th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Ferdinand wins in 2:02.8
  • May 3 Cubs 3rd baseman Ron Cey hits his 300th & 301st HR

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May 3 NY Yankee Don Mattingly is 6th to hit 3 sacrifice flies in a game

MLB 1st Baseman Don Mattingly
MLB 1st Baseman
Don Mattingly
  • May 7 Phillies outfielder Garry Maddox, retires
  • May 7 30th European Cup: Steaua Bucuresti beats Barcelona (0-0, 2-0 on penalties) at Seville
  • May 9 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 1

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May 14 Reggie Jackson hit his 537th HR passing Mickey Mantle into 6th place

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • May 14 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Calgary Flames beat St. Louis Blues, 4 games to 3
  • May 17 111th Preakness: Alex Solis aboard Snow Chief wins in 1:54.8
  • May 18 David Goch finishes swimming 55,682 miles in a 25-yd pool
  • May 24 Stanley Cup Final, Saddledome, Calgary, AL: Montreal Canadiens beat Calgary Flames, 4-3 for 4-1 series victory

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May 25 KC Royal George Brett gets his 2,000th hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • May 28 White Sox Joe Cowley sets record striking out 1st 7 Rangers he faces
  • May 30 Bobby Rahal is 1st to average over 170 mph in Indianapolis 500

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May 30 Barry Bonds makes his MLB debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds