On This Day

Events in Sport on May 10

  • 1870 Jem Mace & defends his heavyweight crown against Irish champ Joe Coburn, it lasts 1 hr & 17 minutes, & neither is struck by a punch
  • 1889 17th Preakness: W Anderson aboard Buddhist wins in 2:17.5
  • 1893 19th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Kunze aboard Lookout wins in 2:39.25
  • 1902 Dutch soccer club FC Blauw-Wit (Blue-White) is formed in the Kinkerbuurt area of Amsterdam; merge with VV De Beursbengels in 2015
  • 1905 31st Kentucky Derby: Jack Martin aboard Agile wins in 2:100.75
  • 1910 36th Kentucky Derby: Fred Herbert aboard Donau wins in 2:06.4
  • 1913 39th Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Goose aboard Donerail wins in 2:04.8
  • 1913 Yanks commit 8 errors & still beat Tigers 10-9 in 10 innings
  • 1919 45th Kentucky Derby: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 2:09.8 on way to first Triple Crown
  • 1926 51st Preakness: John Maiben aboard Display wins in 1:59.8
  • 1929 54th Preakness: Louis Schaefer aboard Dr Freeland wins in 2:01.6

British Golf Open

1929 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Walter Hagen wins 4th Open title, by 6 strokes from fellow American Johnny Farrell

  • 1931 Golf ball size hail falls in Burlington, New Jersey

Sports History

1941 66th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro wins aboard Whirlaway, 2nd leg of successful Triple Crown

  • 1946 Red Sox win 15th straight beat Yanks 5-4, DiMaggio hits Grand Slam
  • 1947 72nd Preakness: Doug Dodson aboard Faultless wins in 1:59
  • 1967 Foundation AZ soccer team forms in Alkmaar

Sports History

1967 Hank Aaron hits his only inside the park HR off of Phillies' Jim Bunning, in Philadelphia

  • 1970 Atlanta Braves' Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in his 1,000th game, loses to Cards 6-5

Sports History

1970 Stanley Cup Final, Boston Garden, Boston, MA: Bobby Orr scores famous OT winner as Boston beats St. Louis Blues, 4-3 for 4-0 series sweep; Bruins its first title since 1941

  • 1973 27th NBA Championship: NY Knicks beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
  • 1973 Stanley Cup Final, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: Yvan Cournoyer has a goal and 2 assists as Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 6-4 to take title, 4 games to 2
  • 1974 7th ABA championship: NY Nets beats Utah Stars, 4 games to 1
  • 1978 22nd European Cup: Liverpool beats Club Brugge 1-0 at London
  • 1979 John McMullen becomes CEO of Houston Astros
  • 1981 Montreal Expo Charlie Lee no-hits SF Giants, 4-0
  • 1989 FC Barcelona of Spain win 29th European Cup Winner's Cup against Sampdoria of Italy 1-0 in Bern
  • 1989 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Calgary Flames beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 1

Sports History

1991 Oakland A's Jose Canseco is seen leaving singer Madonna's apartment

  • 1991 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Minnesota North Stars beat Edmonton Oilers, 4 games to 1

Hall of Fame

1993 Bill Walton is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

  • 1995 Real Zaragoza of Spain win 35th European Cup Winner's Cup against Arsenal of England 2-1 in Paris
  • 1997 Chicago Cubs turn baseballs 68th triple play (vs SF Giants)
  • 2002 Anaheim Angels crush the Chicago White Sox 19-0. The Angels join the 1923 Indians, 1939 Yankees and 1950 Red Sox as the only teams to beat two opponents by 19 or more runs in the same season

Laureus Awards

2004 Laureus World Sports Awards, Cultural Centre of Belém, Lisbon, Portugal: Sportsman: Michael Schumacher; Sportswoman: Annika Sörenstam; Team: England Men's National Rugby Union team

  • 2009 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Henrik Stenson of Sweden shoots a bogey-free final round 66 to win by 4 strokes from Englishman Ian Poulter

Sports History

2013 Joe Sakic is hired by his former team, the Colorado Avalanche, as Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations

  • 2015 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Rickie Fowler wins beating Kevin Kisner and Sergio García by 1 stroke in a playoff

Sports History

2018 Rafael Nadal breaks John McEnroe's record for successive set wins on a single surface (49 on carpet) with 6-3, 6-4 win over Diego Schwartzman at the Madrid Open (clay)

Agreement of Interest

2022 Tom Brady agrees to record 10-year, $375m deal to be Fox Sports’ lead analyst when he decides to finally retire; surpasses $303m the quarterback earned in salary during his NFL career