On this Day in Sports History May 15
On this day in 1901, the Washington Senators beat the Boston Americans 4-0, making it the first recorded shutout in American League history.
On this day in 1941, New York Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio began his 56-game hit streak against the Chicago White Sox.
On this day in 1944, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Clyde Shoun no-hit the Boston Braves, 1-0.
On this day in 1973, California Angels pitcher Nolan Ryan ho-hit the Kansas City Royals, 3-0.
On this day in 1981, Cleveland Indians pitcher Len Barker threw a perfect game against Toronto Blue Jays, making it the 11th pitcher to achieve the feat.
On this day in 2011, Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista hit three home runs in an 11-3 win over the Minnesota Twins. Bautista had hit a home run in his last at-bat in the game before, giving him four home runs in five at-bats.
On this day in 1984, Magic Johnson set a playoff record with 24 assists to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 118-102 win over the Phoenix Suns in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.
On this day in 2012, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving won the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award.
On this day in 2011, Finland won their first gold medal since 1995, defeating Sweden 6-1 at the World Championship.