On this Day in Sports History May 17
On this day in 1979, the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 23-22. The game featured 50 hits and 11 home runs, which tied a major league record.
On this day in 1998, New York Yankees lefty David Wells threw a perfect game, beating the Twins 4-0 at Yankee Stadium.
On this day in 1875, the Kentucky Derby was run for the first time, with Aristides winning the race.
On this day in 2008, Big Brown won the Preakness Stakes.