Events in Sport on May 2

  • 1876 Ross Barnes hit 1st home run in National League
  • 1903 29th Kentucky Derby: Hal Booker riding Judge Himes wins in 2:09
  • 1904 30th Kentucky Derby: Shorty Prior riding Elwood wins in 2:08.50
  • 1906 32nd Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Troxler aboard Sir Huon wins in 2:08.8

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1909 Honus Wagner steals his way around bases in 1st inning against Cubs

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • 1920 1st game of National Negro Baseball League played in Indianapolis

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1923 Senator Walter Johnson pitches his 100th shutout, beats Yanks 3-0

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1936 62nd Kentucky Derby: Ira Hanford aboard Bold Venture wins in 2:03.6

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1939 Lou Gehrig ends 2,130 consecutive game streak, Yanks beat Tigers 22-2

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941 MLB player Ted Williams' lowest average (.308) in year he hit over .400

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1942 68th Kentucky Derby: Wayne D Wright aboard Shut Out wins in 2:04.4
  • 1953 79th Kentucky Derby: Hank Moreno aboard Dark Star wins in 2:02

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1954 Stan Musial hits 5 HRs in a doubleheader

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1959 85th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Tomy Lee wins in 2:02.2
  • 1962 7th European Cup: Benfica beats Real Madrid 5-3 at Amsterdam
  • 1964 90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1965 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
  • 1967 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
  • 1968 22nd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2
  • 1970 1st woman jockey at Kentucky Derby (Diane Crump)
  • 1970 96th Kentucky Derby: Mike Manganello on Dust Commander wins 2:03.4
  • 1971 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • 1976 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
  • 1978 NBA championship: Portland Trailblazers win in 4 games
  • 1978 1978 NFL Draft: Earl Campbell from University of Texas first pick by Houston Oilers
  • 1979 -May 10] Vivekananda (Sri Lanka) begins nonstop ride, cycling 187 hrs, 28 min, around Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1981 107th Kentucky Derby: Jorge Velasquez on Pleasant Colony wins in 2:02

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1982 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1987 113th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron aboard Alysheba wins in 2:03.4
  • 1988 Baltimore Orioles sign a 15 year lease to remain in Baltimore and get a new park

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1988 Reds manager Pete Rose is suspended for 30 days for pushing an ump

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1992 118th Kentucky Derby: Pat Day aboard Lil E Tee wins in 2:03
  • 1993 Kristi Albers wins Sprint Golf Classic
  • 1993 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Sprint Senior Challenge Golf Tournament
  • 1998 124th Kentucky Derby: Kent Desormeaux aboard Real Quiet wins in 2:02.20

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999 John Elway announces his retirement from the NFL

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 2009 135th Kentucky Derby: Calvin Borel aboard Mine That Bird wins in 2:02.66

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012 Barcelona football player Lionel Messi breaks the European goal-scoring record with 68 goals

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • 2015 141st Kentucky Derby: American Pharoah ridden by Victor Espinoza wins
  • 2015 Toulon win the 2015 European Rugby Champions Cup final at Twickenham

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

2015 Fight of the Century: Floyd Mayweather, Jr. beats Manny Pacquiao in 12 for the welterweight boxing title

  • 2016 Leicester City win the English Premier League title after starting the season at 5,000-1 odds