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Events in Sport in May 1992

USARodney King Riots

May 1 Los Angeles Dodgers postpone 3 MLB games due to racial riots over the infamous Rodney King beating

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Damage in Los Angeles after the 1992 riots, which killed 63 people and caused over $1 billion in damages
Damage in Los Angeles after the 1992 riots, which killed 63 people and caused over $1 billion in damages
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Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 1 Oakland outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 1,000th MLB career base in A's 7-6 win at Detroit

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • May 2 118th Kentucky Derby: Pat Day aboard Lil E Tee wins in 2:03

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 3 NY Met Eddie Murray is 24th to hit 400 HRs

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • May 3 Ohio Glory wins 1st WLAF game (after 6 loses), beat Frankfurt 20-17
  • May 6 NY Met Anthony Young begins losing streak of at least 26 games
  • May 6 Werder Bremen of Germany win 32nd European Cup winner's Cup against AS Monaco of France 2-0 in Lisbon
  • May 7 Champion Puerto Rican jockey Ángel Cordero Jr. retires after winning 7,057 thoroughbred horse races
  • May 16 117th Preakness: Chris McCarron aboard Pine Bluff wins in 1:55.6
  • May 16 America's Cup: America Team USA defeats Il Moro di Venezia 4-1 to win in San Diego

Sport awardLPGA Championship

May 17 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bethesda CC: Betsy King wins her 5th major title, 11 strokes ahead of runners-up JoAnne Carner, Liselotte Neumann and Karen Noble

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • May 20 36th European Cup: Barcelona beats Sampdoria 1-0 at London
  • May 22 California Angels, are involved in a bus crash, in New Jersey
  • May 22 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Chicago Blackhawks beat Edmonton Oilers, 4 games to 0
  • May 23 NY Yankees play in their 4th straight extra inning game
  • May 23 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 0

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May 24 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr.wins

Indy Car Driver Al Unser Jr.
Indy Car Driver
Al Unser Jr.
  • May 24 Despite trailing 7-1, NY Yanks tie Milwaukee Brewers & then score 1 in 9th to avoid 5th straight extra inning game
  • May 25 NY Yankees score 9 runs before 1st out in 8th inn, beat Brewers 13-7
  • May 29 NY Mets score in 9th to end home shut-out streak at 3 games

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May 29 White Sox Tim Raines swipes his 700th career base

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • May 30 Minn Twin Bert Blyleven is 2nd to win as teenager & 40 year old
  • May 30 NY Yankee Scott Sanderson becomes 9th to beat all 26 teams