TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

1900 26th Ken­tucky Derby: Jimmy Boland aboard Lieut Gib­son wins in 2:06.25. 1902 28th Ken­tucky Derby: Jimmy Wink­field on Alan-a-Dale wins in 2:08.75. 1909 35th Ken­tucky Derby: Vin­cent Pow­ers on Win­ter­green wins in 2:08.2. 1936 New York Yan­kee Joe DiMag­gio makes his ma­jor-league de­but, gets 3 hits. 1941 67th Ken­tucky Derby: Ed­die Ar­caro aboard Whirl­away wins in 2:01.4. 1947 73rd Ken­tucky Derby: Eric Guerin aboard Jet Pi­lot wins in 2:06.8. 1951 New York Yan­kee Gil McDougald is fifth player to get 6 RBIs in an in­ning (9th). 1952 78th Ken­tucky Derby: Ed­die Ar­caro aboard Hill Gail wins in 2:01.6. 1958 84th Ken­tucky Derby: Is­mael Valen­zuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 2:05. 1969 95th Ken­tucky Derby: Bill Har­tack on Ma­jes­tic Prince wins in 2:01.8. 1970 24th NBA Cham­pi­onship: New York Knicks beat Los An­ge­les Lak­ers, 4 games to 3. 1975 101st Ken­tucky Derby: Jac­into Vasquez on Fool­ish Plea­sure wins 2:02. 1977 1977 NFL Draft: Ricky Bell from USC first pick by Tampa Bay Buc­ca­neers. 1980 106th Ken­tucky Derby: Jac­into Vasquez on Gen­uine Risk wins in 2:02. 1980 Giants first base­man Wil­lie McCovey hits his 521st & fi­nal HR. 1980 Texas Ranger, and Chatham na­tive, Fer­gu­son Jenk­ins be­comes fourth pitcher to win 100 games in AL and NL. 1986 112th Ken­tucky Derby: Bill Shoe­maker aboard Fer­di­nand wins in 2:02.8. 1991 Cam Neely is in­jured on a cheap shot by Ulf Sa­muels­son, an in­jury that would limit him to only 162 games for the re­main­der of his NHL ca­reer and force him to re­tire at 31. 1992 San­dra Palmer wins LPGA Cen­tel Se­nior Golf Chal­lenge. 1997 123rd Ken­tucky Derby: Gary Stevens aboard Sil­ver Charm wins in 2:02.3. 2003 129th Ken­tucky Derby: Jose San­tos aboard Funny Cide wins in 2:01.19. 2008 134th Ken­tucky Derby: Kent De­sormeaux aboard Big Brown wins in 2:01.82. 2014 140th Ken­tucky Derby: Vic­tor Espinoza aboad Cal­i­for­nia Chrome wins in 2:03.66.

Leg­endary jockey Bill Shoe­maker, who won 8,833 races, in­clud­ing 12 Triple Crown races, won his fourth and last Ken­tucky Derby aboard Fer­di­nand, 31 years ago to­day.

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