TODAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

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.

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