Events in Sport on May 9

  • 1889 15th Kentucky Derby: Thomas Kiley aboard Spokane wins in 2:34.50
  • 1901 Cleveland's Earl Moore no-hits Chicago White Sox 9 inn but loses in 10th 4-2
  • 1914 40th Kentucky Derby: John McCabe aboard Old Rosebud wins in 2:03.4
  • 1927 52nd Preakness: Whitey Abel aboard Bostonian wins in 2:01.6
  • 1930 55th Preakness: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:00.6
  • 1931 56th Preakness: George Ellis aboard Mate wins in 1:59
  • 1932 57th Preakness: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 1:59.8

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1934 Don Bradman out for a Cricket duck against Cambridge University

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1937 Reds beat Phillies 21-10 (Ernie Lombardi goes 6 for 6)
  • 1942 67th Preakness: Basil James aboard Alsab wins in 1:57
  • 1945 New balata ball used in baseball, 50% livilier
  • 1958 Botvinnik recaptures world chess championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959 Dorothy Rigney, husband John, and Hank Greenberg resign from White Sox

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • 1961 Baltimore Oriole Jim Gentile hits 2 grand slams (9 RBIs) vs Minnesota Twins
  • 1971 Elizabeth Bonner runs female world record marathon (3:01:42)
  • 1971 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA San Antonio Alamo Golf Open

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1973 For 2nd time, Johnny Bench hits 3 HRs in a game

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • 1975 Brian Oldfield shot puts 22.86 m (world record)
  • 1976 Sally Little wins LPGA Ladies Masters at Moss Creek Golf Tournament
  • 1982 Sally Little wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
  • 1984 Chicago White Sox beat Milwaukee Brewers, 7-6, in 25 innings (started 5/8)
  • 1986 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 1

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1987 Oriole Eddie Murray is 1st to switch hit HRs in 2 consecutive games

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 1989 NY Mets Kevin Elster, errors after 88 errorless games at shortstop
  • 1989 NY Mets Rick Cerone, errors after 159 errorless games as catcher
  • 1990 Sampdoria of Italy win 30th European Cup Winner's Cup against Anderlecht of Belgium 2-0 in Gothenburg
  • 1990 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Boston Bruins beat Washington Capitals, 4 games to 0

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1993 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • 1995 Cleveland Indians tie record of scoring 8 runs before making an out, they beat Twins 10-0
  • 1997 San Diego Padres retire #35 worn by pitcher Randy Jones
  • 2001 Accra Sports Stadium Disaster: 129 Ghanian football fans die in a stampede caused by the firing of teargas by police following a decision by the referee in a crucial match between arch-rivals Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko
  • 2010 Oakland A's Dallas Braden becomes 19th pitcher to throw a perfect game (4-0 vs Tampa Bay)
  • 2013 Everton Manager David Moyes is announced to become Sir Alex Ferguson's successor at Manchester United (he only lasted 10 months)
  • 2018 Manchester City smashes EPL records in 3-1 win over Brighton - most goals (105), most points (97) and most wins (31)