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    1869 Cincinnati Reds play their 1st baseball game, win 41-7
    1882 8th Kentucky Derby: Babe Hurd aboard Apollo wins in 2:40.00
    1914 American Horseshoe Pitchers Association organizes in Kansas City
    1927 NY Yankee Bob Meusel steals 2nd, 3rd & home
    1953 Phillies Curt Simmons gives up a single, then retires next 27 in a row
    1954 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA National Capital Golf Open
    1954 Ted Williams gets 8 hits in 1st game (DH) since breaking collarbone
    1955 Rocky Marciano TKOs Don Cockell in 9 for heavyweight boxing title
    1975 Muhammad Ali TKOs Ron Lyle in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
    1976 Sue Roberts wins LPGA American Defender Golf Classic
    1977 Muhammad Ali beats Alfredo Evangelist in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
    1980 34th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2
    1981 106th Preakness: Jorge Velasquez aboard Pleasant Colony wins in 1:54.6
    1981 Houston Astro Craig Reynolds hits 3 triples beating Cubs 6-1
    1984 Phillie pitcher Steve Carlton hits a grand slam homer
    1984 Mackay pays $218,718 for 44,166 tickets to keep Twins in Minnesota Twins sell 51,863 tickets but only 6,346 fans show up for the game
    1985 Michael Jordan named NBA Rookie of Year
    1996 Sammy Sosa is 1st Chicago Cub to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning
    1997 Expos trailing SF Giants by 9 runs comeback to win 14-13
    1998 123rd Preakness: Kent Desormeaux aboard Real Quiet wins in 1:54.80

    BIRTHDAYS
    1928 Billy Martin, baseball 2nd baseman and manager
    1949 Rick Reuschel, pitcher (NY Yankees)
    1953 Rick Rhoden, pitcher (NY Yankees)
    1955 Jack Morris, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
    1955 Olga Korbut, Grodno Belorussia, gymnast
    1957 Joan Benoit Samuelson, Cape Elizabeth ME, marathoner
    1961 Kevin Guidry, NFL tackle
    1966 Thurman Thomas, NFL
    1970 Gabriela Sabatini, Argentina, tennis player
    1984 Jensen Lewis, American baseball player
     
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    1903 Cleveland Indians beat NY Highlanders 9-2 in Columbus Ohio
    1915 Cubs George "Zip" Zabel relieves with 2 outs in 1st & winds up with 4-3 19-inning win over Brooklyn in longest relief job ever
    1924 50th Kentucky Derby: John Mooney aboard Black Gold wins in 2:05.2
    1927 Chicago Cubs beat Boston Braves, 4-3, in 22 innings
    1928 9th modern Olympic games opens in Amsterdam
    1939 1st televised baseball game is broadcast on NBC, with Princeton defeating Columbia 2-1
    1959 Sam Snead sets PGA record for 36 holes at 122
    1963 Houston Colt .45's Don Notterbart no-hits Phillies, 4-1
    1964 Phillies triple play Houston Colt .45s
    1970 Hank Aaron becomes 9th player to get 3,000 hits
    1970 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Johnny Londoff Chevrolet Golf Tournament
    1973 Angels outfielder Bobby Valentine breaks his leg trying to scale wall to prevent a Dick Green home run during a 5-4 loss to the A's
    1979 Phillies beat Cubs, 23-22, on 50 hits with 11 HRs
    1981 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic
    1983 Stanley Cup: NY Islanders sweep Edmonton Oilers in 4 games
    1984 Cincinnati Reds Mario Soto throws 4 strikeouts in one inning
    1986 111th Preakness: Alex Solis aboard Snow Chief wins in 1:54.8
    1998 David Wells (New York Yankees) pitches a perfect game against the Minnesota Twins
    2014 Arsenal defeats Hull City to win the 2014 FA Cup Final

    BIRTHDAYS
    1903 James "Cool Papa" Bell, American baseball center fielder in Negro league baseball, considered by many to have been one of the fastest men ever to play the game, born in Starkville, Mississippi
    1934 Earl Morrall, NFL quarterback (
    1956 Sugar Ray [Charles] Leonard
    1962 Scott Case, NFL safety
    1970 Hubert Davis, NBA guard
    1976 José Guillén
    1978 John Foster, American baseball player
    1978 Carlos Pena, Dominican baseball player
    1983 Channing Frye, American basketball player
    1983 Jeremy Sowers, American baseball player
    1985 Matt Ryan, American football player
     
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    1880 6th Kentucky Derby: George Lewis aboard Fonso wins in 2:37.5
    1897 American baseball NY Giant William (Bill) Joyce sets record of 4 triples in 1 game
    1912 A's beat Tigers 24-2, who use amateurs protesting Ty Cobbs suspension
    1929 55th Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee on Clyde Van Dusen wins in 2:10.8
    1929 Dodgers beat Phillies 20-16 & lost 8-6 in 2nd game (record 50 runs)
    1933 1st major league All-Star Game announced for July 6 at Comiskey Park It will be played as part of the Chicago World's Fair
    1942 NYC ends night baseball games for rest of WW II
    1947 A's catcher Warren Rosar catches his 147th game without an error
    1956 Mickey Mantle hits HR from both sides of plate for record 3rd time
    1968 AL Kaline hits his 307th HR, surpassing Hank Greenberg as a Tiger
    1969 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA St Louis Women's Golf Invitational
    1971 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 3
    1982 Tigers outfielder Larry Herndon is 14th to hit 4 consecutive HRs
    1985 110th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Tank's Prospect wins in 1:53.4
    1986 Becky Pearson wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
    1986 David Goch finishes swimming 55,682 miles in a 25-yd pool
    1988 In just Oakland's 39th of the season, pitcher Dave Stewart breaks record with his 12th balk en route to 16
    1990 Cubs Ryne Sandberg ends 2nd baseman record 123 errorless game streak
    1997 Tiger Woods wins Byron Nelson Golf Classic
    2014 Adam Scott overtakes Tiger Woods as the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world

    BIRTHDAYS
    1882 Babe Adams, American baseball player (d. 1968)
    1924 Jack Whitaker, sportscaster (ABC, CBS), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1937 Brooks Robinson, Baltimore Oriole 3rd baseman (1955-77)
    1946 Reggie Jackson
    1951 Jim Sundberg, American baseball player
    1960 Yannick Noah
    1964 Will Wolford, NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers)
    1965 Erik Hanson, MLB pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Kinnelon, New Jersey
    1965 Rufus Porter, American NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks), born in Amite, Louisiana
    1974 Nelson Figueroa
    1978 Marcus Giles
     
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    1909 Jack Johnson fights Jack O'Brien to no decision in 6 for boxing title
    1911 Philadelphia Athletics are 12½ games back in AL, & will win World Series
    1912 AL President Ban Johnson tells Tigers if they continue protest of Ty Cobb's suspension, they will be banned from baseball
    1942 Braves Paul Waner is 3rd NLer to get 3,000 hits (Anson & Wagner)
    1951 76th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Bold wins in 1:56.4
    1956 81st Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Fabius wins in 1:58.4
    1960 Juan Marichal debuts as SF Giant pitcher, beats Phillies on 1 hitter
    1962 Stan Musial breaks Honus Wagner's NL hit record with 3,431
    1985 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
    1988 Red Sox retire Bobby Doerr's #1
    1991 Willy T. Ribbs becomes 1st African American driver to make Indianapolis 500

    BIRTHDAYS
    1918 Florence Chadwick, swimmer (1st to swim English Channel both ways)
    1928 Dolph Schayes, American basketball Hall of Famer (Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers) and coach
    1954 Rick Cerone, catcher (Yankees/Red Sox/Mets/Expos), born in Newark, New Jersey
    1955 Ed Whitson, pitcher (NY Yankees, SD Padres)
    1957 Bill Laimbeer, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons)
    1967 Turk Wendell, Pittsfield MA, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
    1968 James Parrish, NFL outside linebacker
     
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    1734 1st Jockey Club forms in South Carolina
    1900 2nd modern Olympic games opens in Paris (lasted 5 months)
    1920 Policemen raid the Cubs' bleachers & arrest 24 fans for gambling
    1922 Babe Ruth & Bob Meusel, suspended on October 16, 1921, by Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis, return to the NY lineup & go hitless
    1930 University of California dedicates $1,500 to research on prevention & cure of athlete's foot
    1941 White Sox Taft Wright sets AL record of RBIs in 13 consecutive games
    1946 Cubs Claude Passeau makes his 1st error since September 21, 1941, ending pitcher's fielding record of 273 consecutive errorless chances
    1948 Cleveland Indians tie AL record of 18 walks (beat Red Sox 13-4)
    1950 75th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hill Prince wins in 1:59.2
    1960 Baseball game in Milwaukee postponed due to dense fog
    1961 86th Preakness: Johnny Sellers aboard Carry Back wins in 1:57.6
    1964 Buster Mathis defeats Joe Fraizer to qualify for US Olympic team
    1967 92nd Preakness: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 1:55.2
    1972 5th ABA Championship: Indiana Pacers beat NY Nets, 4 games to 2
    1983 Phillies Steve Carlton passes W Johnson with 2nd most strike outs
    1984 Barb Bunkowsky wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Classic
    1984 Boston's Roger Clemens beats Twins, 5-4, for his 1st victory
    1985 Indians-Brewers game at Cleve Stadium is 1st rain-out of 1985, ends record string of 458 ML games since Opening Day without a rain-out
    1985 Larry Holmes beats Carl Williams in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
    1991 Chicago Bull Michael Jordan, named NBA's MVP
    1997 White Sox Frank Thomas reaches base safely for 15th straight time
    2015 NASCAR 2016 hall of fame inductees: Bobby Isaac, Terry Labonte and Jerry Cook
    2017 142nd Preakness Stakes: Javier Castellano aboard Cloud Computing wins in 1 minute 55.98 seconds

    BIRTHDAYS
    1921 Hal Newhouser, American baseball player (d. 1998)
    1926 Bob Sweikert, American race car driver (d. 1956)
    1927 [Harold] Bud Grant, Wisc, CFL/NFL player/coach (Winnipeg, Minnesota)
    1931 Ken Boyer, American baseball player (d. 1982)
    1937 Dave Hill, PGA golfer (1967 Memphis), born in Jackson, Michigan
    1946 Bobby Mercer, American baseball outfielder
    1963 David Wells, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, NY Yankees), born in Torrance, California
    1965 Todd Stottlemyre, pitcher
    1966 Lawyer Tillman, NFL tight end
     
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    1819 1st bicycles (swift walkers) in US introduced in NYC
    1886 14th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Bard wins in 2:45
    1891 Boxers Peter Jackson & Jim Corbett fight to a draw in 61 rounds
    1922 Col Ruppert buys out Col Huston interest in NY Yankees for $1,500,000
    1926 White Sox Earl Sheely hits a record 6th consecutive double
    1930 NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers
    1943 Fastest 9 inning AL baseball game (89 mins), White Sox beat Senators
    1948 NY Yank Joe DiMaggio hits for cycle
    1952 Booklyn Dodgers score 15 runs in their 1st inning to beat Cincinnati Reds 19-1
    1960 85th Preakness: Bobby Ussery aboard Bally Ache wins in 1:57.6
    1966 Muhammad Ali TKOs Henry Cooper in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
    1967 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
    1968 Cubs Billy Williams sets outfielder record of 695 straight game
    1969 After 9,015 at bats Hank Aaron is lifted for a pinch hitter, Mike Lum, who doubled in a 15-3 victory over NY Mets
    1977 SD Padres beat Mont Expos, 11-8, in 21 innings
    1994 Reds bat out of order against Dodgers in 2nd inning
    1996 Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens beats Yankees for his 200th win

    BIRTHDAYS
    1902 Earl Averill, baseball player
    1912 Monty Stratton, baseball player
    1923 Ara Parseghian, American football player and coach
    1924 Jack Twyman, basketball player
    1960 Kent Hrbek, American baseball player
    1970 Dorsey Levens, NFL running back
    1977 Ricky Williams
    1981 Josh Hamilton, Major League Baseball
    1985 Andrew Miller, Major League Baseball player
     
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    1877 3rd Kentucky Derby: Billy Walker aboard Baden-Baden wins in 2:38
    1883 Cubs' Billy Sunday's 1st at bat, begins 14 consecutive strikes out
    1884 1-armed pitcher Hugh Daily fanned 13 hitters
    1911 Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row
    1927 Dodgers beat Phillies, 20-4
    1938 Dodgers announce contracts to install lights at Ebbets Field
    1954 79th Preakness: Johnny Adams aboard Hasty Road wins in 1:57.4
    1957 Red Sox set AL record by smashing 4 HRs in 6th inning in 11-0 win
    1962 Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inning game
    1963 Mickey Mantle hits a ball off Yankee Stadium's facade
    1966 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
    1968 Pitts Pirate Willie Stargell hits 3 HRs, a double & a single
    1976 St Louis Cardinal Reggie Smith hits 3 HR
    1977 Red Sox (6) & Brewers (5) tie single game HR record of 11
    1983 Toronto Blue Jay Cliff Johnson hits record 18th pinch hit HR
    1985 Pete Rose 2,108th run passes Hank Aaron as NL run scoring leader
    1990 Andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game
    1990 Deion Sanders becomes involved in a dispute with Chicago White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk, one of the most infamous incidents of Sanders' baseball career
    1993 Riddick Bowe TKOs Jesse Ferguson in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
    1994 Elaine Crosby wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
    1994 Toronto NBA franchise unveils name "Raptors" & logo
    2003 In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Sörenstam becomes the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years

    BIRTHDAYS
    1902 Al Simmons, (A's), lifetime batting avg of .334
    1943 Tommy John, pitcher
    1966 José Mesa, Dominican MBL pitcher
    1968 Alan Levine, Baseball pitcher
    1969 Vaughn Eshelman, pitcher
    1970 Marcus Dowdell, NFL wide receiver/kick returner
    1977 Dre Bly Football Player
    1980 Chad Tracy baseball player
     
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    1873 1st Preakness: G Barbee aboard Survivor wins in 2:43
    1883 9th Kentucky Derby: William Donohue aboard Leonatus wins in 2:43
    1883 Baseball game between one-armed and one-legged players at Recreation Park, Philadelphia, Snorkeys defeat the Hoppers 33-17
    1922 Harry Greb gives Gene Tunney his only professional boxing defeat
    1941 Joe Louis beats Buddy Baer on DQ in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
    1948 Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs
    1962 Joe Pepitone 2nd Yankee to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning (Joe DiMaggio)
    1964 Dale Greig runs female marathon world record (3:27:45)
    1970 SD Padres beat SF Giants 17-16 in 15 innings
    1971 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Suzuki Golf Internationalionale
    1984 Detroit Tigers win AL record tying 16th straight road game
    1990 NY Yankees hit 6 home runs to beat Minnesota Twins 12-0
    1991 Phillie Tommy Greene no-hits Mont Expos, 2-0
    1991 San Diego Sockers win 4th consecutive Major Soccer League championship
    1992 NY Yankees play in their 4th straight extra inning game
    1995 47th time opposing pitchers hit HRs, K Foster (Cubs)/M Freeman (Rocks)

    BIRTHDAYS
    1862 William "Dummy" Hoy, professional baseball player who lived to 99
    1879 Dezső Lauber, Hungarian sportsman (d. 1966)
    1888 Zack Wheat, American baseball player (d. 1972)
    1948 Reggie Cleveland, baseball player
    1952 "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler, NJ, middleweight boxing champ (1982-83)
    1961 Kevin Romine, baseball player
    1962 Keith Brantley, Scott AFB Ill, marathoner (Olympics 1996)
    1964 Kenny Gattison, NBA forward (Orlando Magic)
    1969 Ramon Caraballo, baseball player
    1970 Ricky Gutierrez, infielder
    1971 Marshall Boze, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in San Manual, Arizona
    1972 Isabelle Fijalkowski, WNBA center/forward (Cleveland Rockers)
    1978 Mike González, baseball player
    1979 Kirk Saarloos, baseball player
     
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    1905 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08
    1918 Cleveland Indians Stan Coveleski sets club record for most innings pitched (19)
    1929 Detroit Tigers beats Chicago White Sox, 6-5, in 21 innings
    1930 Babe Ruth homers in both games of a doubleheader, giving him 9 in one week
    1935 1st major league night baseball game, in Cincinnati (Reds 2, Phil 1)
    1940 1st night game at St Louis Sportsman Park (Indians 3, Browns 2)
    1940 NY Giants rip Boston Bees 8-1 in 1st night game at Polo Grounds
    1964 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open Invitational
    1967 AFL grants a franchise to Cincinnati Bengals
    1968 American boxer Bob Foster defeats holder Dick Tiger for the world light-heavyweight Championship
    1970 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
    1976 Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title in Munich
    1979 Billy Martin issues a public apology to Reno sportswriter Ray Hagar
    1980 Stanley Cup: NY Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2
    1981 Bobby Unser wins, loses, & wins a controversial Indy 500
    1981 Kathy Hite wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
    1984 Det Tigers win AL record 17th straight road game
    1989 NY Yankee hurler Lee Gutterman sets record of pitching 30-2/3 innings before giving up his 1st run of season
    1992 Despite trailing 7-1, NY Yanks tie Milwaukee Brewers & then score 1 in 9th to avoid 5th straight extra inning game

    BIRTHDAYS
    1950 Jo Ann Washam, LPGA golfer
    1963 Joe Dumars, NBA guard (
    1963 Rich Rodriguez, American football coach
    1963 Kenneth "Ken" Flach, American professional tennis player
    1966 Ricky Craven, American NASCAR driver
    1978 Brad Penny, American baseball player
    1979 Tracy McGrady, NBA forward
     
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    1904 38th Belmont: George Odom aboard Delhi wins in 2:06.6
    1906 After 20 straight wins, Boston Pilgrims lose to Chicago White Sox 3-0
    1919 Casey Stengel releases a sparrow from under his baseball cap
    1922 Babe Ruth suspended 1 day and fined $200 for throwing dirt on an umpire
    1935 Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs, Boston Braves vs Pirates
    1935 Track and field athlete Jesse Owens equals or breaks 4 world records in 45 minutes at a Big Ten meet at Ferry Field in Ann Arbor, Michigan
    1941 Ted Williams raises his batting average over .400 for 1st time in 1941
    1948 30th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Norwood Hills CC St Louis
    1951 NY Giant Willie Mays 1st major league game (goes 0 for 5)
    1953 Braves Max Surkont strikes out record 8 Reds in a row
    1959 US Supreme Courtt rules Louisiana prohibiting black-white boxing unconstitutional
    1963 Early Wynn wins his 300th baseball game
    1965 Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight boxing title rematch
    1972 Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Ron Stander
    1975 Indianapolis 500: Bobby Unser wins in 2:54:55.064
    1980 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
    1980 Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford wins in 3:29:59.572 (229.914 km/h)
    1981 Bobby Unser becomes 1st Indy 500 winner to be disqualified
    1981 Carl Yastrzemski is 4th to play 3,000 baseball games (Cobb, Musial & Aaron)
    1982 Ferguson Jenkins becomes 7th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters
    1983 Kirk Gibson (Tigers) & Jorge Orta (Blue Jays) hit inside park HRs
    1984 Det Tigers lose to Seattle 7-3 ends record tying 17 consecutive wins
    1984 Red Sox trade pitcher Dennis Eckersley to Cubs for Bill Buckner
    1986 KC Royal George Brett gets his 2,000th hit
    1992 NY Yankees score 9 runs before 1st out in 8th inn, beat Brewers 13-7

    BIRTHDAYS
    1845 Lip Pike, American baseball player
    1898 Gene Tunney, American boxer, world heavyweight boxing champion
    1919 Lindsey Nelson, American sportscaster
    1925 Don Liddle, baseball player
    1926 Bill Sharman, American Hall of Fame basketball player
    1932 K C Jones, Taylor Tx, basketball player
    1966 Bill Haselman, Long Branch NJ, catcher (Boston Red Sox)
    1966 Dave Hollins, infielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Buffalo, New York
    1966 Melissa McNamara, LPGA golfer (1991 Stratton Mt Classic), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
    1967 Danny Gonzales, jockey
    1970 Joey Eischen, pitcher
    1973 Racquel Spurlock, WNBA center (
    1974 Dennis Stallings, linebacker
    1976 Tarik Glenn, offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
    1978 Brian Urlacher
     
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    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
    1925 Babe Ruth is finally out of bed, 5 weeks after ulcer surgery
    1925 Tigers' Ty Cobb is 1st to collect 1,000 extra-base hits (ends 1,139)
    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
    1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
    1972 Joe Frazier TKOs Ron Stander in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
    1974 Joanne Carner wins Hoosier LPGA Golf Classic
    1974 Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford wins in 3:09:10.094 (255.224 km/h)
    1980 Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st NLer to record 6, 1-hitters
    1983 LA Lakers set NBA playoff game record of fewest free throws
    1985 Indianapolis 500: Danny Sullivan wins by 24 seconds following a spin
    1985 Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
    1990 Philadelphia Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20
    1993 In Major League Baseball, Carlos Martinez famously hits a ball off Jose Canseco's head for a home run
    1996 Indianapolis 500: Buddy Lazier wins in 3:22:45.753 (238.112 km/h)
    1997 Sammy Sosa (Cubs) & Tony Womack (Pirates) hit inside the park HRs
    2013 Indianapolis 500: Tony Kanaan wins in 2:40:03.4181 (301.644 km/h)
    2015 Cleveland Cavaliers win the NBA Eastern Conference

    BIRTHDAYS
    1939 Brent Musburger, sportscaster
    1949 Dan Pastorini, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Raiders) [or Dec 25]
    1955 Wesley Walker, American football player
    1959 Nancy White-Brophy, Montague PEI, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall's-25th)
    1960 Rob Murphy, American baseball player
    1964 Kevin Kennedy, baseball manager (Texas Rangers)
    1965 Greg Lloyd, NFL linebacker
    1966 Anthony Edwards, NFL wide receiver
    1966 Zola Budd Pieterse, Bloemfontein South Africa, track star (Olympics 1988)
    1967 Jean Bartholomew, LPGA golfer (1989 Duke U Champ), born in Queens, New York