Events in Sport on May 7

  • 1910 35th Preakness: R Estep aboard Layminster wins in 1:40.6

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1917 Red Sox Babe Ruth beats Washington Senator Walter Johnson, 1-0

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1921 47th Kentucky Derby: Charles Thompson on Behave Yourself wins 2:04.2
  • 1922 Belgian soccer team defeats Netherlands: 1-2
  • 1922 NY Giant Jesse Barnes no-hits Phillies, 2-0
  • 1925 Phillies have their 8th game postponed in a row
  • 1925 Pirate shortstop Glenn Wright makes an unassisted triple play
  • 1932 58th Kentucky Derby: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 2:05.2
  • 1938 64th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Lawrin wins in 2:04.8
  • 1945 Branch Rickey announces formation of the US Negro Baseball League
  • 1949 75th Kentucky Derby: Steve Brooks aboard Ponder wins in 2:04.2
  • 1951 International Olympic committee allows Russia to participate in 1952 Olympics
  • 1955 81st Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Swaps wins in 2:01.8
  • 1957 Indians' pitcher Herb Score is hit by a line drive off Gil McDougald

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1959 "Roy Campanella Night" Largest baseball crowd (93,103 in LA Coliseum) sees Dodgers' Sandy Koufax beat Yankees 6-2 in exhibition

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • 1960 86th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Venetian Way wins in 2:02.4
  • 1960 Dodgers Larry & Norm Sherry are baseball's 10th brother battery
  • 1961 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
  • 1966 92nd Kentucky Derby: Donald Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 2:02
  • 1967 Carol Mann wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
  • 1969 2nd ABA championship: Oakland Oaks beat Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 1
  • 1972 26th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 1
  • 1972 Betty Burfeindt wins Sealy LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1977 103rd Kentucky Derby: Jean Cruguet on Seattle Slew wins in 2:02.2
  • 1979 Gary Roenicke hits into Orioles 13th triple play (Oakland)
  • 1982 Federal jury rules NFL violates antitrust laws in preventing
  • 1982 Oakland Raiders to move to LA
  • 1983 109th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye on Sunny's Halo wins in 2:02.2
  • 1983 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: New York Islanders beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
  • 1984 Sharon Barrett wins LPGA Potamkin Cadillac Golf Classic
  • 1986 Phillies outfielder Garry Maddox, retires
  • 1986 30th European Cup: Steaua Bucuresti beats Barcelona (0-0, 2-0 on penalties) at Seville
  • 1988 114th Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens on Winning Colors wins in 2:02.2
  • 1989 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic
  • 1991 Haryana beat Bombay in the Ranji Cricket Trophy final by 2 runs
  • 1992 Jockey Angel Cordero retires after winning over 7,000 horse races
  • 1994 120th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron on Go For Gin wins in 2:03.6
  • 1994 Denver Nuggets become NBA's 1st #8 seed to beat a #1 seed (Seattle)
  • 1995 Michelle McGann wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
  • 2005 131st Kentucky Derby: Mike Smith aboard Giacomo wins in 2:02.75
  • 2011 137th Kentucky Derby: John Velazquez aboard Animal Kingdom wins in 2:02.04
  • 2016 142nd Kentucky Derby: Nyquist ridden by Mario Gutierrez wins in 2:01.31