Events in Sport on May 11

  • 1887 13th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Lewis aboard Montrose wins in 2:39.25
  • 1888 16th Preakness: F Littlefield aboard Refund wins in 2:49
  • 1892 18th Kentucky Derby: Lonnie Clayton aboard Azra wins in 2:41½
  • 1893 Henri Desgrange establishes 1st bicycle-world record (35.325 km)
  • 1897 Washington Senator catcher Charlie Farrell throws out 8 attempted stealers

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1900 James J. Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 23 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • 1912 38th Kentucky Derby: Carol H Shilling aboard Worth wins in 2:09.4
  • 1918 44th Kentucky Derby: William Knapp on Exterminator wins in 2:10.8
  • 1919 Cincinnati Reds Hod Eller no-hits St Louis Cards, 6-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1919 Yanks' Jack Quinn & Senators' Walter Johnson, 12 inning 0-0 tie

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1923 10 HRs hit in Phillies 20-14 victory over St Louis Cards
  • 1927 Belgium beats England 9-1 in soccer
  • 1928 53rd Preakness: Raymond Sonny Workman aboard Victorian wins in 2:00.2

Sport awardGolf Major

1928 63rd British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Royal St George's

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • 1935 60th Preakness: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 1:58.4
  • 1940 65th Preakness: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 1:58.6
  • 1946 1st night game at Boston Braves Field (Giants 5, Braves 1)
  • 1946 71st Preakness: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:01.4
  • 1958 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959 Yankee catcher Yogi Berra's errorless streak of 148 games ends

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1963 LA Dodger Sandy Koufax 2nd no-hitter beats NY Giants, 8-0
  • 1965 West Indies becomes 1st holders of the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy
  • 1966 11th European Cup: Real Madrid beats Partizan 2-1 at Brussels
  • 1968 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep St Louis Blues in 4 games
  • 1971 Cleveland's pitcher Steve Dunning hits a grand slam off Oakland Athletics pitcher Diego Seguí

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972 Giants trade Willie Mays to Mets for pitcher Charlie Williams & cash

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1972 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins beat NY Rangers, 4 games to 2

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1975 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977 Ted Turner manages an Atlanta Braves game

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • 1980 Pam Higgins wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1980 Pete Rose, 39, steals second, third, & home in one inning for Phillies

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1983 Aberdeen of Scotland win 23rd European Cup Winner's Cup against Real Madrid of Spain 2-1 in Gothenburg
  • 1984 Johan Cruijff quits soccer
  • 1985 56 die and at least 265 are injured at Bradford City football ground in the worst fire in English football history
  • 1985 Dave Concepcion becomes 4th Cincinnati Red teammate to get 2,000 hits, others include Pete Rose, Tony Perez & Cesar Cedeno
  • 1986 Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
  • 1988 KV Mechelen of Belgium win 28th European Cup Winner's Cup against Ajax of Netherlands 1-0 in Strasbourg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 Mario Andretti records fastest Indianapolis 500 lap (221.565 mph)

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • 1988 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
  • 1989 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2
  • 1990 NY Yankees trade Dave Winfield to Angels for Mike Witt
  • 1991 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
  • 1996 Florida Marlin Al Leiter no hits Colorado Rockies, 11-0
  • 1997 NY Mets C Everett & Butch Huskey are 9th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • 1997 Scott McCarron wins Bellsouth Golf Classic
  • 1997 Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Sara Lee Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov 3.5-2.5 in chess

Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist
Garry Kasparov