On this Day in Sports History May 12
On this day in 1910, Philadelphia A’s pitcher Chief Bender threw a no-hitter in a 4-0 victory over the Cleveland Naps. The right hander just missed a perfect game, walking one batter.
On this day in 1956, Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Carl Erskine threw a no-hitter in a 3-0 win over the New York Giants.
On this day in 1970, Chicago Cubs first baseman Ernie Banks hit his 500th career home run.
On this day in 2009, Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Jayson Werth stole home after stealing second and third. He became the first big leaguer since Eric Young accomplished the feat in 196 with the Colorado Rockies.
On this day in 1974, the Boston Celtics won the NBA Championship against the Milwaukee Bucks in seven games. It was the Celtics 12th title.
On this day in 2012, Miami Heat small forward LeBron James won this third MVP award.
On this day in 1909, Efendi won the Preakness Stakes in Maryland. The race had been held in New York for the last 16 races.
On this day in 1924, Nellie Morse won the Preakness Stakes.