On this Day in Sports History May 7
On this day in 2005, Atlanta Braves first baseman Julio Franco became the second-oldest player to homer in major league history at the age of 46 years and 257 days.
On this day in 2010, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer became the oldest player in major league history to throw a shutout at the age of 46 years and 188 days, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0. He also became the first player to shutout a team in four different decades.
On this day in 2011, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander pitched his second career no-hitter in a 9-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
On this day in 1972, the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New York Knicks to win the Championship in five games.
On this day in 1983, Sunny’s Halo won the Kentucky Derby.
On this day in 2006, Barbaro won the Kentucky Derby.