THIS WEEKEND IN SPORTS HISTORY
Saturday 1903 Chicago White Sox commit 12 errors against Detroit Tigers. 1925 Ty Cobb hits his fifth home run in two games, tying Cap Ansons record of 1884 1934 Boston Red Sox score 12 runs in fourth inning including record four consecutive triples hit by Carl Reynolds, Moose Solters, Rick Ferrell, and B Walters. 1972 98th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:01.8. 1978 104th Kentucky Derby: Steve Cauthen aboard Affirmed wins in 2:01.2. 1982 Seattle Mariner Gaylord Perry becomes 15th pitcher to win 300 games. 1987 Mario Andretti sets one-lap speed record at Indy at 218.204 m.p.h.88 Doughnutgate: New Jersey Devils’ coach Jim Schoenfeld tells referee Don Koharski to ‘Eat another doughnut you fat pig!’ He is suspended. 1989 115th Kentucky Derby: Pat Valenzuela on Sunday Silence wins in 2:05. 1991 Seppo Raty of Finland sets javelin record to 301’ 9”. 1992 Werder Bremen of Germany wins 32nd European Cup winner’s Cup against AS Monaco of France 2-0 in Lisbon. 1994 Lennox Lewis TKOs Phil Jackson in eight for heavyweight boxing title. 1995 121st Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens on Thunder Gulch wins in 2:01.2. 1995 Classic Sports Network begins on cable TV. 1997 NHL Hartford Whalers become the Carolina Hurricanes. 1998 Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his fifth career start. 2000 126th Kentucky Derby: Kent Desormeaux aboard Fusaichi Pegasus wins in 2:01.12. 2006 132nd Kentucky Derby: Edgar Prado aboard Barbaro wins in 2:01.36. Sunday 1925 Philadelphia Phillies have their eighth game postponed in a row. 1938 64th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Lawrin wins in 2:04.8. 1945 Branch Rickey announces formation of the U.S. Negro Baseball League. 1951 International Olympic Committee allows Russia to participate in 1952 Olympics. 1955 81st Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Swaps wins in 2:01.8. 1959 Roy Campanella Night: Largest baseball crowd (93,103 in L.A. Coliseum) sees Dodgers’ Sandy Koufax beat Yankees 6-2 in exhibition. 1960 86th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Venetian Way wins in 2:02.4. 1960 Los Angeles Dodgers Larry and Norm Sherry are baseball’s 10th brother battery. 1969 2nd ABA championship: Oakland Oaks beat Indiana Pacers, four games to one. 1972 26th NBA championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat New York Knicks, four games to one. 1977 103rd Kentucky Derby: Jean Cruguet on Seattle Slew wins in 2:02.2. 1983 109th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye on Sunny’s Halo wins in 2:02.2. 1986 30th European Cup: Steaua Bucuresti beats Barcelona (0-0, 2-0 on penalties) at Seville. 1988 114th Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens on Winning Colors wins in 2:02.2. 1994 120th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron on Go For Gin wins in 2:03.6. 2005 131st Kentucky Derby: Mike Smith aboard Giacomo wins in 2:02.75. 2011 137th Kentucky Derby: John Velazquez aboard Animal Kingdom wins in 2:02.04.
Chicago Cubs rookie Kerry Wood delivers a pitch during the fifth inning against theHouston Astros on his way to tying themajor league record with 20 strikeouts inanine-inning game, pitching a one-hitter to beatthe Astros 2-0, 19 years ago today.