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

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

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • 1894 Emanuel Lasker (26) becomes World Champion chess player
  • 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 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 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 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
  • 1988 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games

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1990 Philadelphia Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 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
  • 2018 UEFA Champions League Final: Real Madrid beats Liverpool 3-1 in Kiev, Ukraine for third straight title. Zinédine Zidane first manager to win 3 consecutive titles