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 world's 1st bicycle world record, travelling 35.325 km an hour
  • 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 British Open Golf, Royal St George's GC: Walter Hagen wins 3rd of his 4 Open Championship titles, 2 strokes ahead of fellow American Gene Sarazen

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

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

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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

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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