TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1870 Jem Mace defends his heavyweight boxing crown against Irish champion Joe Coburn, it lasts one hour and 17 minutes, and neither is struck by a punch. 1893 19th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Kunze aboard Lookout wins in 2:39.25. 1905 31st Kentucky Derby: Jack Martin aboard Agile wins in 2:100.75. 1910 36th Kentucky Derby: Fred Herbert aboard Donau wins in 2:06.4. 1913 39th Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Goose aboard Donerail wins in 2:04.8. 1913 New York Yankees commit eight errors and still beat Detroit Tigers 10-9 in 10 innings. 1919 45th Kentucky Derby: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 2:09.8. 1926 52nd Preakness: John Maiben aboard Display wins in 1:59.8. 1929 55th Preakness: Louis Schaefer aboard Dr Freeland wins in 2:01.6. 1929 64th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Muirfield Gullane. 1941 67th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway wins in 1:58.8. 1946 Boston Red Sox win 15th straight, beating New York Yankees 5-4, despite Joe DiMaggio’s grand slam. 1947 73rd Preakness: Doug Dodson aboard Faultless wins in 1:59. 1970 Atlanta Braves’ Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in his 1,000th game, loses to St. Louis Cardinals 6-5. 1970 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep St. Louis Blues on famous Bobby Orr goal. 1973 27th NBA Championship: New York Knicks beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 1. 1973 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2. 1974 7th ABA championship: New York Nets beats Utah Stars, 4 games to 1. 1978 Liverpool wins 23rd Europe Cup I. 1981 Montreal Expos’ Charlie Lee no-hits San Francisco Giants, 4-0. 1989 FC Barcelona wins 29th Europe Cup II. 1992 Sweden wins the Hockey World Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia. 2001 A soccer game stampede in Ghana kills 120. 2009 In Bern, Switzerland, Russia defeats Canada to win gold in the championship game of the International Ice Hockey Federation.
The Red Sox win their 15th straight, beating the Yankees 5-4, despite Joe DiMaggio’s grand slam 71 years ago.