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

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1913 Wash Senator Walter Johnson ends record scorless streak at 56 innings

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1918 Sunday baseball is made legal in Washington, D.C.
  • 1919 44th Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 1:53
  • 1920 Wash Senator Walter Johnson wins his 300th game vs Detroit
  • 1927 53rd Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee aboard Whiskery wins 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
  • 1949 74th Preakness: Ted Atkinson aboard Capot wins in 1:56
  • 1961 Stirling Moss wins the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix

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

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1972 In Willie Mays 1st game as a NY Met his homer beats SF Giants, 5-4

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1981 35th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat Houston Rockets, 4 games to 2

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1986 Reggie Jackson hit his 537th HR passing Mickey Mantle into 6th place

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 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)

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

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • 1990 46th time opposing pitchers hit HR, Valenzuela (Dodgers)/Gross (Expos)
  • 1994 FA Cup Final: Manchester United defeat Chelsea 4-0 at Wembley Stadium, London

Sport awardLPGA 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

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 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
  • 1996 NY Yankee Dwight Gooden no-hits Seattle Mariners 2-0

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1997 Baseball's Executive Council suspends NY Yank owner George Steinbrenner

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

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

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

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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