Events in Sport on May 6

  • 1733 1st international boxing match: Bob Whittaker beats Tito di Carni
  • 1895 21st Kentucky Derby: Soup Perkins aboard Halma wins in 2:37.50
  • 1896 22nd Kentucky Derby: Willie Simms aboard Ben Brush wins in 2:07.75
  • 1903 Chicago White Sox commit 12 errors against Detroit Tigers
  • 1907 33rd Kentucky Derby: Andy Minder aboard Pink Star wins in 2:12.6

Sports record brokenBaseball Event

1915 Red Sox Babe Ruth pitching debut & 1st HR, loses to Yanks 4-3 in 15

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1917 St Louis Brown Bob Groom no-hits Chicago White Sox, 3-0
  • 1921 American Soccer League forms

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1925 Ty Cobb hits his 5th HR in 2 games tying Cap Ansons record of 1884

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1933 59th Kentucky Derby: Don Meade aboard Brokers Tip wins in 2:06.8
  • 1934 Red Sox score 12 runs in 4th inning including record 4 consecutive triples hit by Carl Reynolds, Moose Solters, Rick Ferrell, & B Walters
  • 1939 65th Kentucky Derby: James Stout aboard Johnstown wins in 2:03.4
  • 1944 70th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Pensive wins in 2:04.2
  • 1950 76th Kentucky Derby: William Boland on Middleground wins in 2:01.6
  • 1951 Pitts Pirate Cliff Chambers no-hits Boston Brave, 3-0
  • 1953 Brown's Bobo Holloman 1st major league start, no-hits Philadelphia A's, 6-0

  • 1961 87th Kentucky Derby: John Sellers aboard Carry Back wins in 2:04
  • 1962 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Tournament
  • 1967 93rd Kentucky Derby: Bobby Ussery on Proud Clarion wins in 2:00.6
  • 1967 Maureen Wilton runs female world record marathon (3:15:22)
  • 1970 14th European Cup: Feyenoord beats Celtic 2-1 at Milan
  • 1972 98th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:01.8
  • 1974 A's pitcher Paul Lindblad makes an errant throw in 1st inning of 6-3 loss to Balt ends his record streak of 385 consecutive errorless games
  • 1978 104th Kentucky Derby: Steve Cauthen wins aboard Affirmed - first and only Derby victory and 1st-leg of Triple Crown
  • 1979 Fred Markham set a bicycle speed record of 818 kph over 200 m
  • 1982 Seattle Mariner Gaylord Perry becomes 15th pitcher to win 300 games
  • 1982 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Vancouver Canucks beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 1

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1984 Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken Jr hits for cycle

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr

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1987 Mario Andretti sets one-lap speed record at Indy at 218.204 MPH

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • 1988 Doughnutgate incident: NJ Devils' coach Jim Schoenfeld tells referee Don Koharski to 'eat another doughnut you fat pig!,' he is suspended
  • 1989 115th Kentucky Derby: Pat Valenzuela on Sunday Silence wins in 2:05
  • 1990 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
  • 1991 Phillie Lenny Dykstra slams his sports car into 2 trees
  • 1991 Seppo Raty of Finland sets javelin record to 301' 9"
  • 1992 NY Met Anthony Young begins losing streak of at least 26 games
  • 1992 Werder Bremen of Germany win 32nd European Cup winner's Cup against AS Monaco of France 2-0 in Lisbon

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1994 Lennox Lewis TKOs Phil Jackson in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
  • 1995 121st Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens on Thunder Gulch wins in 2:01.2
  • 1995 Classic Sports Network begins on cable TV
  • 1997 NHL Hartford Whalers become Carolina Hurricanes
  • 1997 Rick Pitino becomes coach of Boston Celtics

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1998 Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his 5th career start.

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 2000 126th Kentucky Derby: Kent Desormeaux aboard Fusaichi Pegasus wins in 2:01.12
  • 2006 132nd Kentucky Derby: Edgar Prado aboard Barbaro wins in 2:01.36
  • 2017 143rd Kentucky Derby: Always Dreaming ridden by John Velasquez wins