Events in Sport on May 17

  • 1875 1st Kentucky Derby: Oliver Lewis aboard Aristides wins in 2:37.75
  • 1881 7th Kentucky Derby: Jim McLaughlin aboard Hindoo wins in 2:40
  • 1894 19th Preakness: Fred Taral aboard Assignee wins in 1:49.25
  • 1903 Cleveland Indians beat NY Highlanders 9-2 in Columbus Ohio
  • 1905 Waseda U of Tokyo defeats LA High School 5-3 in baseball
  • 1911 36th Preakness: Eddie Dugan aboard Watervale wins in 1:51
  • 1915 40th Preakness: Douglas Hoffman aboard Rhine Maiden wins in 1:58
  • 1915 Cubs George "Zip" Zabel relieves with 2 outs in 1st & winds up with 4-3 19-inning win over Brooklyn in longest relief job ever
  • 1924 50th Kentucky Derby: John Mooney aboard Black Gold wins in 2:05.2
  • 1927 Chicago Cubs beat Boston Braves, 4-3, in 22 innings
  • 1928 9th modern Olympic games opens in Amsterdam
  • 1930 56th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:07.6
  • 1939 1st televised baseball game is broadcast on NBC, with Princeton defeating Columbia 2-1
  • 1952 77th Preakness: Conn McCreary aboard Blue Man wins in 1:57.4
  • 1953 Patty Berg wins LPGA Reno Golf Open
  • 1958 83rd Preakness: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 1:57.2

Sports record brokenGolf Record

1959 Sam Snead sets PGA record for 36 holes at 122

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • 1963 Houston Colt .45's Don Notterbart no-hits Phillies, 4-1

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1964 Phillies triple play Houston Colt .45s

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1964 First Tim Horton's coffee and donut shop opens in Hamilton, Ontario by NHL player Tim Horton

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • 1969 94th Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Majestic Prince wins in 1:55.6
  • 1969 Balt, Cleve & Pitts agree to go from NFC to AFC in NFL

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1970 Hank Aaron becomes 9th player to get 3,000 hits

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 1970 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Johnny Londoff Chevrolet Golf Tournament
  • 1973 Angels outfielder Bobby Valentine breaks his leg trying to scale wall to prevent a Dick Green home run during a 5-4 loss to the A's
  • 1974 18th European Cup: Bayern Munich beats Atletico Madrid 4-0 at Brussels
  • 1975 100th Preakness: Darrel McHargue aboard Master Derby wins in 1:56.4
  • 1979 Phillies beat Cubs, 23-22, on 50 hits with 11 HRs
  • 1980 105th Preakness: Angel Cordero Jr aboard Codex wins in 1:54.2
  • 1981 Islanders score 5 power play goals against Flyers in a playoff

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1981 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1983 Stanley Cup: NY Islanders sweep Edmonton Oilers in 4 games
  • 1984 Cincinnati Reds Mario Soto throws 4 strikeouts in one inning
  • 1986 111th Preakness: Alex Solis aboard Snow Chief wins in 1:54.8
  • 1987 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic

Sport awardGolf Major

1992 38th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Betsy King

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1996 Habib & Whitaker make 320 for 5th Cricket wkt, Leics v Worcs
  • 1997 122nd Preakness: Gary Stevens aboard Silver Charm wins in 1:54

Sport awardGolf Major

1998 44th McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Se Ri Pak

LPGA Golfer Se Ri Pak
LPGA Golfer
Se Ri Pak
  • 1998 David Wells (New York Yankees) pitches a perfect game against the Minnesota Twins
  • 2003 128th Preakness: Jose Santos aboard Funny Cide wins in 1:55.61
  • 2006 14th UEFA Champions League Final: Barcelona beats Arsenal 2-1 at Saint-Denis
  • 2008 133rd Preakness: Kent Desormeaux aboard Big Brown wins in 1:54.80
  • 2014 Arsenal defeats Hull City to win the 2014 FA Cup Final
  • 2014 139th Preakness: Victor Ezpinoza aboard California Chrome wins in 1:54.84