TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
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.