TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1903 29th Kentucky Derby: Hal Booker riding Judge Himes wins in 2:09.
1904 30th Kentucky Derby: Shorty Prior riding Elwood wins in 2:08.50.
1906 32nd Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Troxler aboard Sir Huon wins in 2:08.8.
1909 Pittsburgh’s Honus Wagner steals his way around bases in 1st inning against the Chicago Cubs.
1920 1st game of National Negro Baseball League played in Indianapolis.
1923 Washington Senator Walter Johnson pitches his 100th shutout, beating the New York Yankees 3-0.
1936 62nd Kentucky Derby: Ira Hanford aboard Bold Venture wins in 2:03.6.
1939 New York Yankee Lou Gehrig ends 2,130 consecutive game streak. The Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 22-2.
1941 Boston Red Sox Ted Williams lowest average (.308) in the year he would hit over .400.
1942 68th Kentucky Derby: Wayne D. Wright aboard Shut Out wins in 2:04.4. 1953 79th Kentucky Derby: Hank Moreno aboard Dark Star wins in 2:02.
1954 St. Louis Cardinal Stan Musial hits 5 home runs in a doubleheader.
1959 85th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Tomy Lee wins in 2:02.2.
1962 7th European Cup: Benfica beats Real Madrid 5-3 at Amsterdam.
1964 90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00.
1967 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2, Toronto’s last Stanley Cup championship.
1968 22nd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 2.
1970 Diane Crump becomes the first woman jockey in the Kentucky Derby.
1970 96th Kentucky Derby: Mike Manganello on Dust Commander wins 2:03.4.
1978 NFL Draft: Earl Campbell from University of Texas first pick by Houston Oilers.
1981 107th Kentucky Derby: Jorge Velasquez on Pleasant Colony wins in 2:02.
1987 113th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron aboard Alysheba wins in 2:03.4.
1992 118th Kentucky Derby: Pat Day aboard Lil E Tee wins in 2:03.
1998 124th Kentucky Derby: Kent Desormeaux aboard Real Quiet wins. in 2:02.20
1999 Denver Bronco John Elway announces his retirement from the NFL.
2009 135th Kentucky Derby: Calvin Borel aboard Mine That Bird wins in 2:02.66.
2012 Barcelona football player Lionel Messi breaks the European goal-scoring record with 68 goals.
2015 141st Kentucky Derby: American Pharoah ridden by Victor Espinoza wins.
2015 Toulon win the 2015 European Rugby Champions Cup final at Twickenham.
2015 Fight of the Century: Floyd Mayweather, Jr. beats Manny Pacquiao in 12 for the welterweight boxing title.
Marcel Pronovost and Dave Keon with the Stanley Cup, yes, Toronto fans, the last time the Maple Leafs won it all, 50 years ago today.