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On this Day in Sports History May 17

On this Day in Sports History May 17


On this day in 1925, Cleveland Indians centerfielder Tris Speaker reached the 3,000 career hit milestone with a single off Tom Zachary.

On this day in 1970, Atlanta Braves outfielder Hank Aaron recorded his 3,000th career hit with an infield single off Wayne Simpson.

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 1988, Utah Jazz point guard John Stockton tied Magic Johnson‘s playoff assist record with 24 in a 111-109 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Horse Racing

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.

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