Events in Sport on May 8

  • 1878 1st unassisted triple play in organized baseball, by Paul Hines
  • 1896 Yorkshire Cricket all out for 887 against Warwickshire
  • 1897 22nd Preakness: T Thorpe aboard Paul Kauvar wins in 1:51ΒΌ
  • 1906 Philadelphia A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs
  • 1907 Boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 6-0

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1907 Tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • 1909 Albert Raines runs world record marathon (2:46:04.6)
  • 1909 Frederick Barrett runs world record marathon (2:42:31)
  • 1915 41st Kentucky Derby: Joe Notter aboard Regret wins in 2:05.4
  • 1919 Appingedam soccer team forms
  • 1920 46th Kentucky Derby: Ted Rice aboard Paul Jones wins in 2:09
  • 1925 50th Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Coventry wins in 1:59
  • 1926 Fire breaks out in Fenway Park, home of Boston Red Socks baseball team
  • 1929 NY Giant Carl Hubbell no-hits Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-0
  • 1935 Cincinnati Red Ernie Lombardi doubles in 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th beat Phils 15-4
  • 1936 Jockey Ralph Neves unexpectedly revived after being declared dead after a fall. His wife faints when he returned to track

  • 1937 63rd Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on War Admiral wins 2:03.2
  • 1942 1st twilight game in 24 years, the Dodgers top Giants 7-6 raising $60,000 for Navy Relief Fund
  • 1943 68th Preakness: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 1:57.4
  • 1946 Red Sox Johnny Pesky scores 6 runs in 1 game

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1947 A movement among Card players to protest its 1st meeting with Jackie Robinson & the Dodgers is aborted by a talk from owner Sam Breadon

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

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1948 Cricketer Don Bradman scores 146 Aust v Surrey, 174 mins, 15 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1954 1st shot-put over 60' (18.29 m)-Parry O'Brien, Los Angeles, CA

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1967 Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1970 NBA championship: Knicks beat Lakers, 113-99

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1973 Ernie Banks fills in for Cubs managerr Whitey Lockman who is ejected during the game, technically becoming baseball's 1st African American manager

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • 1974 FC Magdenburg of East Germany win 14th European Cup Winner's Cup against AC Milan of Italy 2-0 in Rotterdam
  • 1980 Sabres take only 15 shots, Islanders 22, in a playoff game
  • 1983 Janet Coles wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament

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1984 Minnesota Twins Kirby Puckett debuts with 4 singles

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • 1984 USSR announces it will not participate in Los Angeles Summer Olympics
  • 1988 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic

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1988 Mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St in New York City

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1988 Amateur referees work NJ Devil-Boston Bruin playoff games, as NHL referees walk-off, due to a restraining order brought by Devils

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1989 Paul McCartney releases remake of "Ferry Cross the Mersey" in aid of those affected by the Hillsborough disaster, which claimed the lives of 95 Liverpool football fans

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1993 Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
  • 1994 Colorado Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) 1st game

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1994 Laura Davies wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • 1996 NY Yankee Dwight Gooden wins his 1st AL game beating Tigers 10-3
  • 1996 Paris Saint-Germain of France win 36th European Cup Winner's Cup against Rapid Wien of Austria 1-0 in Brussels
  • 2013 Sir Alex Ferguson announces his retirement as Manchester United's manager at the end of the season
  • 2014 NFL Draft: South Carolina outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney first pick by Houston Texans
  • 2018 Seattle Mariners MLB left-hander James Paxton hurls a no-hitter in a 5-0 win over the Blue Jays in Toronto