Events in Sport on May 12

  • 1875 1st recorded shutout in pro baseball, Chicago 1, St Louis 0
  • 1890 The first-ever official cricket County Championship match begins. Yorkshire beats Gloucestershire by eight wickets at Bristol. George Ulyett scores the first century in the competition.
  • 1909 34th Preakness: Willie Doyle aboard Effendi wins in 1:39.8
  • 1910 Philadelphia Athletic's "Chief Bender" no-hits Cleveland Indians, 4-0
  • 1912 Amsterdam-North football club D.W.V. is established
  • 1913 Harry Green runs world record marathon (2:38:16.2)
  • 1917 42nd Preakness: E Haynes aboard Kalitan wins in 1:54.4
  • 1917 43rd Kentucky Derby: Charles Borel on Omar Khayyam wins in 2:04.6
  • 1923 48th Preakness: Benny Marinelli aboard Vigil wins in 1:53.6
  • 1924 49th Preakness: John Merimee aboard Nellie Morse wins in 1:57.2
  • 1934 59th Preakness: Robert Jones aboard High Quest wins in 1:58.2
  • 1937 St Louis Cards beat Philadelphia Phillies, 15-3
  • 1956 Brooklyn Dodger Carl Erskine's 2nd no-hitter, beats NY Giants, 3-0
  • 1957 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Smokey Golf Open

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Alpine Civitan Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1966 St Louis' Busch Stadium opens, Braves lose to Cards 4-3 in 12 inns
  • 1968 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1970 Ernie Banks hits his 500th home run

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • 1972 Milwaukee Brewers beat Minnesota Twins, 4-3, in 22 innings (completed 5/13)
  • 1973 6th ABA championship: Indiana Pacers beat Ky Colonels, 4 games to 3
  • 1974 28th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Milwaukee, 4 games to 3
  • 1974 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA American Defender-Raleigh Golf Classic
  • 1976 20th European Cup: Bayern Munich beats Saint-Etienne 1-0 at Glasgow

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979 Chris Evert's 125-match winning streak on clay comes to an end

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1980 West Ham United wins the FA Cup, beating Arsenal 1-0 at Wembley Stadium. Midfield playmaker Trevor Brooking scores the winner with a rare header.
  • 1981 NY Islanders tie own record with two shorthanded playoff goals in a pd vs Minn
  • 1982 FC Barcelona of Spain win 22nd European Cup Winner's Cup against Standard Li├Ęge of Belgium 2-1 in Barcelona

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1985 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1990 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2
  • 1991 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Crestar-Fresh Farm Golf Classic
  • 1993 Parma of Italy win 33rd European Cup Winner's Cup against Royal Antwerp of Belgium 3-1 in London

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1995 Martin Brodeur ties NHL record getting his 3rd playoff shutout in 4

NHL Goalie Martin Brodeur
NHL Goalie
Martin Brodeur

Sport awardGolf Major

1996 42nd McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Laura Davies

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • 1996 Yankees losing 8-0 to Chicago White Sox, come back to win 9-8
  • 1997 Angels scores 13 in 7th vs White Sox