Events in Sport in May 1991

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May 1 A's Rickey Henderson steals an all time record 939th base vs Yanks

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • May 1 Last day of Test cricket for West Indian batsman Gordon Greenidge
  • May 1 Milwaukee Brewers beat Chicago Cubs, 10-9, in 19 innings
  • May 1 Rickey Henderson breaks Lou Brocks record with his 939th steal

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May 1 Texas Ranger Nolan Ryan pitches record 7th no hitter (beats Toronto 3-0)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

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May 3 Cam Neely is injured on a cheap shot by Ulf Samuelsson, an injury that would limit him to only 162 games for the remainder of his NHL career and force him to retire at 31

NHL Star Cam Neely
NHL Star
Cam Neely
  • May 4 117th Kentucky Derby: Chris Antley aboard Strike the Gold wins in 2:03
  • May 4 NY Mets M Sasser & Mark Carreon are 8th to hit consecutive pinch HRs

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May 5 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • May 6 Phillie Lenny Dykstra slams his sports car into 2 trees
  • May 6 Seppo Raty of Finland sets javelin record to 301' 9"
  • May 7 Haryana beat Bombay in the Ranji Cricket Trophy final by 2 runs
  • May 10 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Minnesota North Stars beat Edmonton Oilers, 4 games to 1
  • May 11 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
  • May 12 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Crestar-Fresh Farm Golf Classic
  • May 15 Manchester United of England win 31th European Cup Winner's Cup against FC Barcelona 2-1 in Rotterdam
  • May 15 Red Sox & White Sox play then slowest 9 inning game (4:11)
  • May 18 116th Preakness: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 1:54

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 19 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • May 19 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Centel Senior Golf Challenge
  • May 19 Willy T. Ribbs becomes 1st African American driver to make Indianapolis 500

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May 20 Chic Bull Michael Jordan, named NBA's MVP

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • May 22 NFL Owners agree to add 2 teams in 1994
  • May 23 Phillie Tommy Greene no-hits Mont Expos, 2-0
  • May 23 San Diego Sockers win 4th consecutive Major Soccer League championship
  • May 25 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Minn North Star, 4 games to 2

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 26 Betsy King wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • May 29 35th European Cup: Red Star Belgrade beats Marseille (0-0, 5-3 on penalties) at Bari