Events in Sport on May 15

  • 1862 First baseball enclosure opens at Union Grounds, Brooklyn
  • 1876 2nd Kentucky Derby: Bobby Swim aboard Vagrant wins in 2:38.25
  • 1894 20th Kentucky Derby: Frank Goodale aboard Chant wins in 2:41
  • 1906 NY Giants' Hooks Wiltse strikes out 4 batters in 1 inning
  • 1912 37th Preakness: Clarnence Turner on Colonel Holloway wins in 1:56.6

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1912 Ty Cobb rushes a heckler at a NY Highlander game & is suspended

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1918 43rd Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard War Cloud wins in 1:53.6

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1918 Washington Senator Walter Johnson pitches 1-0, 18 inning game

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1919 Brooklyn Dodgers score 10 runs in 13th to beat Reds 10-0
  • 1920 Soccer team ADO '20 forms in Heemskerk
  • 1926 52nd Kentucky Derby: Albert Johnson on Bubbling Over wins in 2:03.8
  • 1935 Pirates beat Phillies 20-5
  • 1937 62nd Preakness: Charley Kurtsinger aboard War Admiral wins in 1:58.4

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1941 Joe DiMaggio starts 56-game hitting streak; Yanks lose 13-1

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1944 Cincinnati Red Clyde Shoun no-hits Boston Braves, 1-0
  • 1948 73rd Preakness: Eddie Arcaro wins aboard Citation, 2nd leg of successful Triple Crown

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1948 Bradman scores 187 Aust v Essex, 124 minutes, 33 fours 1 five

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1952 Johnny Longden becomes 2nd jockey to ride 4,000 winners

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1953 Heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in Chicago

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • 1959 100th anniversary of 1st college baseball game, between Amherst & Williams Teams reenact the original contest
  • 1963 Tottenham Hotspur of England win 3rd European Cup winner's Cup against Atl├ętico Madrid of Spain 5-1 at Rotterdam
  • 1964 Sporting Portugal win 4th European Cup Winner's Cup against MTK Budapest of Hungry 1-0 at Antwerp (replay)
  • 1965 90th Preakness: Ron Turcotte aboard Tom Rolfe wins in 1:56.2
  • 1965 Canadian Football Players Association organizes
  • 1966 1st day of Sunday play in County Cricket, Essex v Somerset
  • 1970 International Olympic Committee votes to expel South Africa
  • 1971 96th Preakness: Gustavo Avila aboard Canonero II wins in 1:54

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1973 California Angel Nolan Ryan's 1st no-hitter beats KC Royals, 3-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1976 101st Preakness: John Lively aboard Elocutionist wins in 1:55
  • 1980 Flyers score 8 goals against Islanders in playoffs
  • 1981 "Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island" airs
  • 1982 107th Preakness: Jack Kaenel aboard Aloma's Ruler wins in 1:55.4
  • 1983 Lenore Muraoka wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
  • 1985 Everton of England wins 25th European Cup Winner's Cup against Rapid Wien of Austria 3-1 in Rotterdam
  • 1987 Record archery score for a pair over 24 hrs, is set
  • 1989 Blue Jays fire manager Jimy Williams & replace him with Cito Gaston
  • 1989 US Basketball League cancels its summer schedule
  • 1990 Edmonton Oiler Klima beats Boston Bruins in 6th period
  • 1991 Manchester United of England win 31th European Cup Winner's Cup against FC Barcelona 2-1 in Rotterdam

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1991 US President George H. W. Bush takes Queen Elizabeth to Oakland A's-Baltimore Oriole game

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1991 Red Sox & White Sox play then slowest 9 inning game (4:11)
  • 1993 118th Preakness: Mike Smith aboard Prairie Bayou wins in 1:56.6

Sport awardGolf Major

1994 40th McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Laura Davies

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • 1999 124th Preakness: Chris Antley wins aboard Charismatic for the second leg of an unsuccessful Triple Crown campaign
  • 2002 10th UEFA Champions League Final: Real Madrid beats Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 at Glasgow
  • 2004 129th Preakness: Stewart Elliott aboard Smarty Jones wins in 1:55.59
  • 2010 Jessica Watson at age 16 becomes the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world
  • 2010 135th Preakness: Martin Garcia aboard Lookin At Lucky wins in 1:55.47