On This Day

Events in Sport on May 14

  • 1885 11th Kentucky Derby: Babe Henderson aboard Joe Cotton wins in 2:37.25
  • 1886 12th Kentucky Derby: Paul Duffy aboard Ben Ali wins in 2:36.50
  • 1888 14th Kentucky Derby: George Covington aboard MacBeth II wins in 2:38.00
  • 1890 16th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Riley wins in 2:45
  • 1906 Flagpole at the White Sox ballpark breaks during pennant-raising

Baseball Record

1913 Washington Senator Walter Johnson ends MLB record scoreless streak at 56 innings

  • 1918 Sunday baseball is made legal in Washington, D.C.
  • 1919 44th Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 1:53 on way to first Triple Crown
  • 1920 Washington Senator Walter Johnson wins his 300th game vs Detroit
  • 1920 Giants inform Yankees that the lease allowing them to play in the Polo Grounds will not be renewed at end of 1920 season
  • 1927 53rd Kentucky Derby: HOF jockey Linus McAtee aboard Whiskery defeats Osmand by a nose in the stretch in 2:06
  • 1935 Northamptonshire County Cricket Club gains (over Somerset at Taunton by 48 runs) what proved to be their last victory for 99 matches, a record in the County Championship. Their next Championship win was not until May 29, 1939.
  • 1938 63rd Preakness: Maurice Peters aboard Dauber wins in 1:59.8
  • 1938 England soccer team beats Nazi-Germany, 6-3

Sports History

1940 Boston's Jimmie Foxx HR goes over Comiskey Park's left field roof

  • 1949 74th Preakness: Ted Atkinson aboard Capot wins in 1:56

Sports History

1961 Stirling Moss wins the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix

Sports History

1967 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career HR #500 off Baltimore Oriole's Stu Miller

Baseball Record

1972 In Willie Mays' 1st game as New York Met, his homer beats San Francisco Giants, 5-4 (his former team of over 20 years), at Shea Stadium, New York

  • 1975 Dynamo Kyiv of the Soviet Union win 15th European Cup Winner's Cup over Ferencvár osi TC of Hungary 3-0
  • 1977 KC Royals Jim Colborn no-hits Texas Rangers, 6-0

Sports History

1977 Stanley Cup Final, Boston Garden, Boston, MA: Jacques Lemaire scores twice as Montreal Canadiens edge Boston Bruins, 2-1 in OT for a 4 game sweep and back-to-back titles

  • 1980 Valencia of Spain wins 20th European Cup Winner's Cup against Arsenal of England 5-4 on penalties in Brussels
  • 1980 Bucky Dent hits an inside park HR, Royals walk 14 Yanks including 5 with bases loaded, Yanks win 16-3
  • 1981 35th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat Houston Rockets, 4 games to 2
  • 1983 Rosa Mota runs female world record 20k (1:06:55.5)
  • 1986 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Calgary Flames beat St. Louis Blues, 4 games to 3
  • 1987 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Philadelphia Flyers beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 2
  • 1988 1st non-pitcher (Jose Oquendo) in 20 years to get a decision in a baseball game, he & St Louis Cards lose to Braves 7-5 in 19 inn
  • 1988 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Boston Bruins beat New Jersey Devils, 4 games to 3
  • 1989 1st Tour de Trump bicycle race run (Atlanta)

Sports History

1989 1st time since 1948 a player hit 6 consecutive doubles (Kirby Puckett)

Sports History

1990 46th time opposing pitchers hit HR, Fernando Valenzuela (Dodgers)/Gross (Expos)

Sports History

1994 Dave Winfield passes Frank Robinson for 12th on RBI list with 1,617

  • 1994 FA Cup Final: Manchester United defeat Chelsea 4-0 at Wembley Stadium, London

LPGA Championship

1995 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, DuPont CC: Kelly Robbins wins her only major title by 1 stroke from defending champion Laura Davies of England

Baseball Record

1995 Eddie Murray of Indians hits his 463rd career home run (ties for 18th)

  • 1995 At 43 years, 162 days Manchester City goalkeeper John Burridge becomes the oldest player to appear in an EPL match, a 3-2 home defeat to Queens Park Rangers

Sports History

1996 New York Yankees' controversial pitcher Dwight Gooden no-hits Seattle Mariners, 2-0 at Yankee Stadium

Sports History

1997 Baseball's Executive Council suspends NY Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for his suing other team owners

  • 1997 FC Barcelona of Spain win 37th European Cup Winner's Cup against Paris Saint-Germain of France 1-0 in Rotterdam

Laureus Awards

2002 Laureus World Sports Awards, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco: Sportsman: Michael Schumacher; Sportswoman: Jennifer Capriati; Team: Australian Men's National Cricket team

  • 2011 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (88,643): Manchester City beats Stoke City, 1-0; Yaya Touré scores 74' winner; Citizens' 5th title

Sports History

2016 Gabriel Medina becomes the first surfer ever to land the move "Backflip" in competition

  • 2017 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: 21 year old South Korean Kim Si-woo shoots final round 69 to win by 3 strokes ahead of Louis Oosthuizen and Ian Poulter
  • 2018 US Supreme Court strikes down federal law banning sports gambling in most states
  • 2018 Arsenal finish EPL season in 6th place on 63 points; fail to qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 1997