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On this Day in Sports History May 5

On this Day in Sports History May 5

MLB

On this day in 1979, St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Lou Brock collected his 3,000th career hit.

On this day in 2004, Houston Astros pitcher Roger Clemens moved into second place on the all-time strikeout list, passing Steve Carlton (4,136).

On this day in 2004, New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza hit his 352nd career home run, passing Carlton Fisk for the most homers hit by a catcher.

NBA

On this day in 1969, the Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers to win the Championship in seven games.

On this day in 2013, Miami Heat small forward LeBron James won the MVP.

On this day in 2014, Michael Carter-Williams won Rookie of the Year.

Horse Racing

On this day in 1934, Cavalcade won the Kentucky Derby.

On this day in 1990, Unbridled won the Kentucky Derby.

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