On This Day

Events in Sport on May 12

  • 1890 First official County Cricket Championship match begins; Yorkshire beats Gloucestershire by 8 wickets at Bristol; James Cranston scores first century (101) in the competition
  • 1909 34th Preakness: Willie Doyle aboard Effendi wins in 1:39.8
  • 1910 Philadelphia Athletics pitcher Charles "Chief" Bender no-hits Cleveland Naps, 4-0
  • 1913 English runner Harry Green runs world record marathon 2:38:16.2 in the Polytechnic Marathon in London, England
  • 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
  • 1919 New York Yankees and Washington Senators play second straight extra inning tie, 4-4 in 15 innings at the Polo Grounds; 0-0 in 12 the previous day
  • 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
  • 1955 Chicago Cub Sam "Toothpick" Jones is 1st African-American to pitch a no-hitter, winning 4-0 over Pittsburgh Pirates, at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • 1956 Brooklyn Dodger Carl Erskine's 2nd no-hitter, beats NY Giants, 3-0
  • 1961 Russian Mikhail Botvinnik wins world chess championship for 3rd time
  • 1966 St Louis' Busch Memorial Stadium opens, Braves lose to Cards 4-3 in 12 innings

Baseball Record

1970 Ernie Banks hits his 500th home run

  • 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
  • 1976 20th European Cup: Bayern Munich beats Saint-Etienne 1-0 at Glasgow

Sports History

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

  • 1980 West Ham United wins the FA Cup, beating Arsenal 1-0 at Wembley Stadium; midfield playmaker Trevor Brooking scores winner with a rare header
  • 1981 NY Islanders tie their own record with two shorthanded playoff goals in a period vs Minnesota North Stars
  • 1982 FC Barcelona of Spain win 22nd European Cup Winner's Cup against Standard Liège of Belgium 2-1 in Barcelona
  • 1990 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2
  • 1993 Parma of Italy win 33rd European Cup Winner's Cup against Royal Antwerp of Belgium 3-1 in London

NHL Record

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

LPGA Championship

1996 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, DuPont CC: England's Laura Davies wins by 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Julie Piers

  • 1996 Yankees losing 8-0 to Chicago White Sox, come back to win 9-8
  • 1997 Angels scores 13 in 7th vs White Sox
  • 2001 English FA Cup Final, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (72,500): Liverpool beats Arsenal, 2-1 with Michael Owen scoring twice for the Reds

PGA Players Championship

2013 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Tiger Woods wins his second PC, 2 strokes ahead of David Lingmerth, Jeff Maggert and Kevin Streelman

  • 2019 IPL Cricket Final, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 1 run; Jasprit Bumrah 2/14 (4); Indians' 4th title
  • 2019 Manchester City beats Brighton, 4-1 to claim back-to-back English Premier League titles with 98 points, 1 ahead of runners-up, Liverpool