On This Day

Events in Sport on May 17

  • 1860 German football club TSV 1860 München is founded
  • 1875 1st Kentucky Derby: Oliver Lewis aboard Aristides wins in 2:37.75
  • 1881 7th Kentucky Derby: HOF jockey Jim McLaughlin aboard heavy favourite Hindoo wins in 2:40.00
  • 1894 19th Preakness: Fred Taral aboard Assignee wins in 1:49.25

Sports History

1895 W. G. Grace completes his 100th 100 v Somerset at Bristol

  • 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

Baseball Record

1925 Cleveland Indian Tris Speaker gets his 3,000th hit

  • 1927 Chicago Cubs beat Boston Braves, 4-3, in 22 innings

Sports History

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 Yanks & Browns use record 41 players in a game
  • 1958 83rd Preakness: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 1:57.2

Golf Record

1959 Sam Snead sets PGA record for 36 holes at 122

  • 1963 Houston Colt .45's Don Notterbart no-hits Phillies, 4-1
  • 1964 Phillies triple play Houston Colt .45s

Sports History

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

  • 1969 94th Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Majestic Prince wins in 1:55.6
  • 1969 Baltimore, Cleveland & Pittsburgh agree to go from NFC to AFC in NFL

Baseball Record

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

  • 1973 Joe Ferguson, hits the 6,000th Dodger home run
  • 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
  • 1978 Los Angeles Dodgers Lee Lacy hits record 3rd consecutive pinch-hit home run
  • 1979 Phillies beat Cubs, 23-22, on 50 hits with 11 HRs

Sports History

1980 105th Preakness: Puerto Rican jockey Ángel Cordero Jr., aboard Codex wins his first of 2 Pimlico classics

  • 1981 Islanders score 5 power play goals against Flyers in a playoff
  • 1983 Stanley Cup Final, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY: 4 consecutive titles for NY Islanders; sweep Edmonton Oilers in 4 games with a 4-2 Game 4 win
  • 1984 Cincinnati Reds Mario Soto throws 4 strikeouts in one inning
  • 1986 111th Preakness: Alex Solis aboard Snow Chief wins in 1:54.8

LPGA Championship

1992 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bethesda CC: Betsy King wins her 5th major title, 11 strokes ahead of runners-up JoAnne Carner, Liselotte Neumann and Karen Noble

  • 1992 Expos Gary Carter is 3rd to catch 2,000 games (joins Boone & Fisk)
  • 1996 Habib & Whitaker make 320 for 5th Cricket wkt, Leics v Worcs
  • 1997 122nd Preakness: Gary Stevens aboard Silver Charm wins in 1:54

LPGA Championship

1998 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, DuPont CC: 20-year-old rookie Se Ri Pak leads wire-to-wire to win the first of her 5 majors, 3 strokes ahead of runners-up Donna Andrews and Lisa Hackney

  • 1998 New York Yankees pitcher David Wells tosses a perfect game in a 4-0 win against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium, NY
  • 2003 128th Preakness: Jose Santos aboard Funny Cide wins in 1:55.61
  • 2003 English FA Cup Final, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (73,726): Arsenal beats Southampton, 1-0; Robert Pires scores 38' winner for Gunners' 9th title
  • 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
  • 2008 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (82,752): Portsmouth beats Cardiff City, 1-0; Nwankwo Kanu scores 37' winner
  • 2014 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (89,345): Arsenal beats Hull City, 3–2 (a.e.t.); Aaron Ramsey scores 109' winner

Sports History

2014 Bayern Munich defeats Borussia Dortmund to win the 2013–14 DFB-Pokal

  • 2014 139th Preakness: Victor Ezpinoza aboard California Chrome wins in 1:54.84
  • 2015 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Shoal Creek G&CC: Jeff Maggert wins first of 2 consecutive Champions Tour majors with par on 1st playoff hole against Kevin Sutherland
  • 2018 Michigan State University will pay $500 million in claims to 300 survivors of sexual abuse involving Larry Nassar. Largest sexual abuse case in sports history.
  • 2019 Brooks Koepka fires a 65 (-5) to set new record for lowest 36-hole score in a golf major at the PGA Championship at Bethpage State Park; 7 stroke lead is a 36-hole tournament record

Sports History

2020 Michael Jordan's autographed Air Nike 1s trainers from 1985 sell for a record $560,000 in an online auction