On this Day in Sports History May 18
On this day in 1988, Oakland Athletics pitcher balked for the 12th time, breaking a single-season record.
On this day in 1990, Chicago Cubs second baseman Ryan Sandberg errorless game streak ended at 123 games. During the stretch Sandberg had a total of 584 chances.
On this day in 2004, Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Randy Johnson threw a perfect game, beating the Atlanta Braves 2-0. Johnson became the oldest player to ever achieve the feat at the age of 40.
On this day in 1998, Michael Jordan won the MVP for the fifth time in his career. The honor tied him with Bill Russell for the second-most MVP awards in NBA history, trailing only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
On this day in 1971, the Montreal Canadiens beat the Chicago Blackhawks in seven games to win the Stanley Cup.
On this day in 1968, Forward Pass won the Preakness Stakes.
On this day in 1985, Tank’s Prospect won the Preakness Stakes.
On this day in 2002, War Emblem won the Preakness Stakes, he also won the Kentucky Derby the week before.