Events in Sport on May 26

  • 1874 2nd Preakness: William Donohue aboard Culpepper wins in 2:56.5
  • 1883 11th Preakness: G Barbee aboard Jacobus wins in 2:42.5

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1884 Fred Spofforth takes 7-34 & 7-3 v England XI in 4 hours

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • 1896 1st American intercollegiate bicycle race, Manhattan Beach, NY
  • 1898 32nd Belmont: F Littlefield aboard Bowling Brook wins in 2:32
  • 1907 Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits NY Highlanders, 8-1 in 5 inning game
  • 1917 Walt Cruise hit 1st HR out of Braves Field
  • 1923 1st Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance is run

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1925 Babe Ruth is finally out of bed, 5 weeks after ulcer surgery

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1925 Tigers' Ty Cobb is 1st to collect 1,000 extra-base hits (ends 1,139)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1933 Phillies Chuck Klein hits for cycle vs St Louis Cards
  • 1946 2-for-42 & hitting .048 for 1946, Mel Ott stops playing baseball
  • 1956 Reds' John Klippstein, Hershel Freemman & Joe Blacks no-hitter, broken up with 2 outs in 10th & lose to Braves in 11th, 2-1
  • 1956 55th Men's French Championships: Lewis Hoad beats Sven Davidson (6-4, 8-6, 6-3)
  • 1956 55th Women's French Championships: Althea Gibson beats Angela Mortimer (6-0, 12-10)
  • 1957 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright

Sport awardTennis Open

1963 62nd Men's French Championships: Roy Emerson beats Pierre Darmon (3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • 1963 62nd Women's French Championships: Lesley Turner beats Ann Jones (2-6, 6-3, 7-5)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1972 Joe Frazier TKOs Ron Stander in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 1974 Joanne Carner wins Hoosier LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1974 Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford wins in 3:09:10.094 (255.224 km/h)
  • 1975 Tennis game in Surrey championships lasts 31 minutes
  • 1980 Dietmar Mogenburg of West Germany ties high jump record at 7'8"
  • 1980 Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st NLer to record 6, 1-hitters
  • 1982 26th European Cup: Aston Villa beats Bayern Munich 1-0 at Rotterdam
  • 1983 29th Walker Cup: US, 13½ - 10½
  • 1983 LA Lakers set NBA playoff game record of fewest free throws
  • 1985 Indianapolis 500: Danny Sullivan wins by 24 seconds following a spin
  • 1985 Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • 1988 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Philadelphia Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1991 Betsy King wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1993 In Major League Baseball, Carlos Martinez famously hits a ball off Jose Canseco's head for a home run
  • 1993 1st UEFA Champions League Final: Marseille beats Milan 1-0 at Munich

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1996 Laura Davies wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • 1996 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • 1996 Indianapolis 500: Buddy Lazier wins in 3:22:45.753 (238.112 km/h)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1997 Sammy Sosa (Cubs) & Tony Womack (Pirates) hit inside the park HRs

MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa
  • 1997 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Colorado Avalanche, 4 games to 2
  • 1999 7th UEFA Champions League Final: Manchester United beats Bayern Munich 2-1 at Barcelona
  • 2000 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New Jersey Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 3
  • 2002 Indianapolis 500: Hélio Castroneves wins in 3:00:10.871 (267.954 km/h)
  • 2004 12th UEFA Champions League Final: Porto beats AS Monaco 3-0 at Gelsenkirchen
  • 2009 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Carolina Hurricanes, 4 games to 0
  • 2013 Golfer Matteo Manassero wins the BMW PGA Championship
  • 2013 Indianapolis 500: Tony Kanaan wins in 2:40:03.4181 (301.644 km/h)
  • 2015 Cleveland Cavaliers win the NBA Eastern Conference