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1871 First base­ball league game (Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Base­ball Play­ers), (Ft. Wayne 2, Cleve­land 0) Dea­con Jim White gets first hit, a dou­ble. 1897 23rd Ken­tucky Derby: But­tons Gar­ner aboard Ty­phoon II wins in 2:12.5. 1898 24th Ken­tucky Derby: Wil­lie Simms aboard Plau­dit wins in 2:09. 1899 25th Ken­tucky Derby: Fred Taral aboard Manuel wins in 2:12. 1919 In the first le­gal Sun­day base­ball game in New York City, the Philadel­phia Phillies beat the Giants 4-3. 1924 8th Olympic Games open in Paris, France. 1929 Lou Gehrig hits three con­sec­u­tive home runs, the New York Yan­kees 11, Detroit Tigers 9. 1935 61st Ken­tucky Derby: Wil­lie Saun­ders aboard Omaha wins in 2:05. 1940 66th Ken­tucky Derby: Car­roll Bier­man aboard Gal­la­ha­dion wins in 2:05. 1946 72nd Ken­tucky Derby: War­ren Mehrtens aboard As­sault wins in 2:06.6. 1957 83rd Ken­tucky Derby: Bill Har­tack aboard Iron Liege wins in 2:02.2. 1963 89th Ken­tucky Derby: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateau­gay wins in 2:01.8. 1965 Wil­lie Mays’ 512th home run breaks Mel Ott’s 511th NL record. 1968 94th Ken­tucky Derby: Is­mael Valen­zuela aboard For­ward Pass wins. 1969 Stan­ley Cup: Mon­treal Cana­di­ens sweep the St. Louis Blues. 1974 100th Ken­tucky Derby: An­gel Cordero Jr. aboard Can­non­ade wins in 2:04. 1975 Hous­ton’s Bob Wat­son scores base­ball’s one-mil­lionth run of all time. 1979 Jackie Mercer wins her fourth golf ti­tle 31 years after her first. 1982 Min­nesota Twins rookie out­fielder Jim Eisen­re­ich, who suf­fers from Tourette’s syn­drome, re­moves him­self from a game be­cause of taunts from Red Sox bleacher fans. 1985 111th Ken­tucky Derby: An­gel Cordero Jr. on Spend A Buck wins 2:00.2 1991 117th Ken­tucky Derby: Chris Ant­ley aboard Strike the Gold wins in 2:03. 1994 Arse­nal of Eng­land wins the 34th Euro­pean Cup Win­ner’s Cup against Parma of Italy 1-0 in Copen­hagen. 1996 122nd Ken­tucky Derby: Jerry Bai­ley aboard Grind­stone wins in 2:01. 2002 Barry Bonds hits his 400th home run as a San Francisco Gi­ant, lead­ing his team to a 3-0 win over Cincin­nati. Bonds is the first player to hit 400 homers for one team and 100 with an­other. 2002 128th Ken­tucky Derby: Vic­tor Espinoza aboard War Em­blem wins in 2:01.13. 2013 Floyd May­weather de­feats Robert Guer­rero to re­tain his WBC Wel­ter­weight ti­tle. 2013 139th Ken­tucky Derby: Joel Rosario aboard Orb wins in 2:02.89.

San Francisco’s Barry Bonds, the all-time ma­jor-league home-run leader with 762, be­came the first player to hit 400 home runs with one team after hit­ting 100 with an­other, 15 years ago to­day.

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