On this Day in Sports History May 1
On this day in 1920, Babe Ruth hit his 50th career homer and is first as a Yankee at the Polo Grounds.
On this day in 1974, New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver pitched 12 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers, striking out 16 and only giving up three hits. Los Angeles would end up beating the Mets 2-1 in 14 innings.
On this day in 1991, Texas Rangers pitcher Nolan Ryan threw his seventh career no-hitter, leading the Rangers to a 3-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
On this day in 2004, San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds set a major league record by being intentionally four times in a nine-inning game. Andre Dawson was intentionally walked five times in a 16-inning game in 1990 against the Reds.
On this day in 2008, Seattle SuperSonics small forward Kevin Durant was named Rookie of the Year.
On this day in 2013, Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard was named Rookie of the Year.
On this day in 1965, the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Chicago Blackhawks to win the Stanley Cup in seven games.