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On this Day in Sports History May 11

On this Day in Sports History May 11


On this day in 1919, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Hod Eller threw a no-hitter in an 6-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

On this day in 1963, Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Sandy Koufax threw his second career no-hitter in an 8-0 win over the San Francisco Giants.

On this day in 1972, the San Francisco Giants traded All-Star centerfielder Willie Mays to the Mets for righty Charlie Williams and $50,000 cash.

On this day in 1996, Florida Marlins pitcher Al Leiter threw the first no-hitter in Marlins franchise history, leading his team to an 11-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

On this day in 1998, Chicago Cubs righty Kerry Wood set a major league record by striking out 33 batters in two consecutive games.

On this day in 2001, Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Carlos Delgado passed Joe Carter on the franchise all-time home run list with his 204th career dinger.

On this day in 2003, Texas Rangers first baseman Rafael Palmeiro hit his 500th career home run, becoming the 19th player in big league history to achieve the feat.


On this day in 1992, the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Phoenix Suns 153-151 in double-overtime in Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals.  The final score turned out to be the highest-scoring playoff game in the history of the NBA.

Horse Racing

On this day in 1892, jockey Alonzo Clayton became the youngest rider to ever win the Kentucky Derby at the age of 15.

On this day in 1917, England bred Omar Khayyam became the first foreign-bred horse to win the Kentucky Derby.


On this day in 2014, Martin Kaymer won the Players Championship by one stroke.

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