Events in Sport on May 1

  • 1751 1st American cricket match is played
  • 1883 Baseball returns to Philadelphia, 1st NL game since 1876
  • 1883 NY Athletic Club hires Bob Rogers as 1st American pro sports trainer
  • 1884 Moses Walker became 1st African American player in major league baseball in US

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1891 Cy Young pitches 1st game played in Cleveland's League Park Cleveland Spiders 12, Cincinnati Redlegs 3

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1900 Roermond soccer team forms in Netherlands
  • 1901 Detroit Tigers commit 12 errors against Chicago White Sox
  • 1901 Herb McFarland hit 1st grand slam in American League
  • 1906 Phillies' John Lush no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 6-0
  • 1912 Amsterdam-North soccer team DWV forms

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1920 Babe Ruth's 1st Yankee HR & 50th of career, out of Polo Grounds

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1920 Longest major league baseball game by inninngs - Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 1-1, in 26 innings
  • 1927 Netherlands beats Belgium 3-2 in soccer match in Amsterdam
  • 1927 Panningen soccer team forms
  • 1928 Rotterdam soccer team Black White '28 forms

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1930 Bradman scores 236 Aust v Worcs, his 1st first class innings in England

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1940 The 1940 Olympics are cancelled
  • 1943 69th Kentucky Derby: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 2:04
  • 1947 Cleveland Indians abandon League Park to play all games at Municipal Stadium
  • 1948 74th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:05.4

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1951 Mickey Mantle's 1st HR

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1951 Cuban Minnie Minoso becomes the 1st black player for the White Sox
  • 1954 80th Kentucky Derby: Raymond York aboard Determine wins in 2:03
  • 1955 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Tournament
  • 1957 Flevo Boys soccer team forms in Emmeloord

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1959 Floyd Patterson KOs Brian London in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 1959 White Sox Early Wynn beats Red Sox 1-0 on his own HR
  • 1960 Pancho Gonzalez retires from tennis
  • 1965 91st Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker on Lucky Debonair wins in 2:01.2
  • 1965 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 3

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1966 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1968 Phillies J Boozer is ejected for throwing spitballs during his warmup
  • 1969 Houston Don Wilson 2nd no-hitter beats Cincinnati Reds, 4-0
  • 1969 Leonard Tose buys NFL Philadelphia Eagles for $16,155,000
  • 1971 97th Kentucky Derby: Gustavo Avila on Canonero II wins in 2:03.2
  • 1973 San Francisco Giants score 7 runs with 2 outs in 9th to beat Pirates, 8-7
  • 1976 102nd Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr on Bold Forbes wins in 2:01.6
  • 1977 Chantal Langlace runs female world record marathon (2:35:15.4)
  • 1977 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
  • 1978 MVV soccer team forms in Maastricht
  • 1980 Sabres & Islanders play to 1:20 of 5th period in a playoff

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1981 Tennis player Billie Jean King acknowledges a lesbian relationship with Marilyn Barnett - becoming first prominent sportswoman to come out

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • 1982 108th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye on Gato Del Sol wins in 2:02.4
  • 1983 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA CPC International Golf Tournament
  • 1984 1984 NFL Draft: Irving Fryar from University of Nebraska first pick by New England Patriots
  • 1984 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Minnesota North Stars, 4 games to 0
  • 1987 46 HRs hit in 13 baseball games
  • 1988 Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
  • 1989 Jockey Chris Antley ends record of 64 consecutive winning days

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1991 A's Rickey Henderson steals an all time record 939th base vs Yanks

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1991 Last day of Test cricket for West Indian batsman Gordon Greenidge
  • 1991 Milwaukee Brewers beat Chicago Cubs, 10-9, in 19 innings
  • 1991 Rickey Henderson breaks Lou Brocks record with his 939th steal

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1991 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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1992 LA Dodgers postpone 3 games due to racial riots over Rodney King beating

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • 1992 NY Rangers wins their 1st ever 7th game of a playoff (vs NJ Devils)
  • 1992 Rickey Henderson steals his 1,000th base
  • 1993 119th Kentucky Derby: Jerry Bailey aboard Sea Hero wins in 2:02.4
  • 1994 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Sprint Senior Challenge Golf Tournament
  • 1994 Sherri Steinhauer wins LPGA Sprint Golf Championship
  • 1996 Gerald Williams is 1st NY Yankee since 1934 to get 6 hits in a game
  • 1999 125th Kentucky Derby: Chris Antley aboard Charismatic wins in 2:03.29
  • 2004 130th Kentucky Derby: Stewart Elliott aboard Smarty Jones wins in 2:04.06
  • 2010 136th Kentucky Derby: Calvin Borel aboard Super Saver wins in 2:04.45
  • 2012 Guggenheim Partners make the largest ever purchase of a sports franchise after buying the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2.1 billion