TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1883 New York Athletic Club hires Bob Rogers who becomes 1st American pro sports trainer. 1901 Detroit Tigers commit 12 errors against Chicago White Sox 1920 Babe Ruth hits his 1st New York Yankee home run and 50th of career. 1940 The Second World War forces the cancellation of the 1940 Olympics. 1943 69th Kentucky Derby: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 2:04. 1948 74th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:05.4. 1951 New York Yankee Mickey Mantle hits his first home run. 1951 Minnie Minoso becomes the 1st black player on the Chicago White Sox. 1954 80th Kentucky Derby: Raymond York aboard Determine wins in 2:03 1959 Floyd Patterson KOs Brian London in 11 for heavyweight boxing title. 1965 91st Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker on Lucky Debonair wins in 2:01.2. 1965 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 3. 1969 Leonard Tose buys NFL Philadelphia Eagles for $16,155,000. 1971 97th Kentucky Derby: Gustavo Avila on Canonero II wins in 2:03.2 1973 San Francisco Giants score 7 runs with 2 outs in 9th to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 8-7 1976 102nd Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr. on Bold Forbes wins in 2:01.6. 1977 Chantal Langlace runs female world record marathon in 2:35:15.4. 1982 108th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye on Gato Del Sol wins in 2:02.4. 1984 1984 NFL Draft: Irving Fryar from University of Nebraska first pick by New England Patriots. 1989 Jockey Chris Antley record of 64 consecutive winning days ends. 1991 Rickey Henderson breaks Lou Brocks record with his 939th steal. 1991 Texas Ranger Nolan Ryan pitches record 7th no hitter, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0. 1992 Los Angeles Dodgers postpone 3 games because of racial riots related to the beating of Rodney King. 1992 Rickey Henderson steals his 1,000th base. 1993 119th Kentucky Derby: Jerry Bailey aboard Sea Hero wins in 2:02.4. 1999 125th Kentucky Derby: Chris Antley aboard Charismatic wins in 2:03.29. 2004 130th Kentucky Derby: Stewart Elliott aboard Smarty Jones wins in 2:04.06. 2010 136th Kentucky Derby: Calvin Borel aboard Super Saver wins in 2:04.45. 2012 Guggenheim Partners make the largest ever purchase of a sports franchise after buying the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2.1 billion.
Hall of Famer Minnie Minoso, the nine-time all-star known as the Cuban Comet became the first black player on the Chicago White Sox, 66 years ago today.