On this Day in Sports History May 18 | Fueled by Sports
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On this Day in Sports History May 18

On this Day in Sports History May 18

MLB

On this day in 1988, Oakland Athletics pitcher balked for the 12th time, breaking a single-season record.

On this day in 1990, Chicago Cubs second baseman Ryan Sandberg errorless game streak ended at 123 games.  During the stretch Sandberg had a total of 584 chances.

On this day in 2000, St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Mark McGwire hit his 539th career home run to pass Mickey Mantle on the all-time list.

On this day in 2004, Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Randy Johnson threw a perfect game, beating the Atlanta Braves 2-0.  Johnson became the oldest player to ever achieve the feat at the age of 40.

NBA

On this day in 1998, Michael Jordan won the MVP for the fifth time in his career.  The honor tied him with Bill Russell for the second-most MVP awards in NBA history, trailing only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

NHL

On this day in 1971, the Montreal Canadiens beat the Chicago Blackhawks in seven games to win the Stanley Cup.

Horse Racing

On this day in 1968, Forward Pass won the Preakness Stakes.

On this day in 1985, Tank’s Prospect won the Preakness Stakes.

On this day in 2002, War Emblem won the Preakness Stakes, he also won the Kentucky Derby the week before.

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