On This Day

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 European Cup Final, Glasgow: Ferenc Puskás scores 4, Alfredo Di Stéfano 3 as Real Madrid routs Eintracht Frankfurt, 7-3; 5th consecutive title for Los Blancos
  • 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 4th ABA Championship: Utah Stars beat Kentucky Colonels, 4 games to 3

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1971 Stanley Cup Final, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: Frank Mahovlich scores twice as Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4-2 for a 4-3 series victory

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • 1974 99th Preakness: Miguel Rivera aboard Current Little wins in 1:54.6
  • 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 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 Edmonton right wing Jari Kurri sets record for scoring in a Stanley Cup Finals game with 3 goals and 2 assists in 7-2 win at Boston Garden

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 awardLPGA Championship

1997 LPGA Championship, DuPont CC: Christa Johnson wins her only major title on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff over Leta Lindley

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • 2001 101-year-old Harold Stilson becomes oldest golfer to record a hole-in-one when he aces the 108-yard, par-3, 16th hole at Deerfield CC, FL
  • 2002 127th Preakness: Victor Espinoza aboard War Emblem wins in 1:56.36
  • 2002 Micky Ward beats Arturo Gatti by majority decision in a junior welterweight boxing bout in Uncasville, Connecticut; 'The Ring' Fight of the Year; first fight in their legendary trilogy
  • 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 Toulonnais defeat ASM Clermont Auvergne to win the rugby Heineken Cup final
  • 2013 138th Preakness: Gary Stevens aboard Oxbow wins in 1:57.54
  • 2014 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Shoal Creek G&CC: Kenny Perry wins his third of 4 Champions Tour majors by 1 stroke from Mark Calcavecchia
  • 2019 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (85,854): Gabriel Jesus & Raheem Sterling each score twice as Manchester City thrash Watford, 6-0, completing an unprecedented domestic treble
  • 2019 144th Preakness: War of Wil with Tyler Gaffalione aboard wins for trainer Mark E. Casse by a nose from Everfast