Events in Sport on May 18

  • 1880 6th Kentucky Derby: George Lewis aboard Fonso wins in 2:37.5
  • 1897 American baseball NY Giant William (Bill) Joyce sets record of 4 triples in 1 game

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1912 A's beat Tigers 24-2, who use amateurs protesting Ty Cobbs suspension

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1920 45th Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Man o' War wins in 1:51.6
  • 1929 55th Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee on Clyde Van Dusen wins in 2:10.8
  • 1929 Dodgers beat Phillies 20-16 & lost 8-6 in 2nd game (record 50 runs)
  • 1933 1st major league All-Star Game announced for July 6 at Comiskey Park It will be played as part of the Chicago World's Fair
  • 1942 NYC ends night baseball games for rest of WW II
  • 1947 A's catcher Warren Rosar catches his 147th game without an error

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1956 Mickey Mantle hits HR from both sides of plate for record 3rd time

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1957 82nd Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Bold Ruler wins in 1:56.2
  • 1960 5th European Cup: Real Madrid beats Frankfurt 7-3 at Glasgow
  • 1963 88th Preakness: Bill Shoemaker aboard Candy Spots wins in 1:56.2
  • 1968 93rd Preakness: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Forward Pass wins in 1:56.8

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1968 AL Kaline hits his 307th HR, surpassing Hank Greenberg as a Tiger

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • 1971 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 3

  • 1974 99th Preakness: Miguel Rivera aboard Current Little wins in 1:54.6
  • 1980 Donna White wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic
  • 1982 Tigers outfielder Larry Herndon is 14th to hit 4 consecutive HRs
  • 1985 110th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Tank's Prospect wins in 1:53.4
  • 1986 Becky Pearson wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
  • 1986 David Goch finishes swimming 55,682 miles in a 25-yd pool
  • 1988 In just Oakland's 39th of the season, pitcher Dave Stewart breaks record with his 12th balk en route to 16
  • 1990 Cubs Ryne Sandberg ends 2nd baseman record 123 errorless game streak

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1990 Jari Kurri sets a record for scoring in a Stanley Cup Finals game, registering three goals and two assists vs the Boston Bruins

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri
  • 1991 116th Preakness: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 1:54
  • 1994 2nd UEFA Champions League Final: Milan beats Barcelona 4-0 at Athens
  • 1996 121st Preakness: Pat Day aboard Louis Quatorze wins in 1:53.2

Sport awardGolf Major

1997 43rd LPGA Championship won by Christa Johnson

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1997 Tiger Woods wins Byron Nelson Golf Classic

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 2002 127th Preakness: Victor Espinoza aboard War Emblem wins in 1:56.36
  • 2004 Arizona Diamondbacks' Randy Johnson becomes 16th pitcher to throw a perfect game (2-0 vs Atlanta)
  • 2008 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 1
  • 2013 RC ToulonnaisĀ defeatĀ ASM Clermont Auvergne to win the rugby Heineken Cup final
  • 2013 138th Preakness: Gary Stevens aboard Oxbow wins in 1:57.54
  • 2014 Adam Scott overtakes Tiger Woods as the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world