This date in sports — May 1

  • FILE - In this May 1, 1999 file photo, jockey Chris Antley gestures aboard Charismatic after crossing the finish line to capture the 125th running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky. Antley, a two-time Kentucky Derby winner whose talents were overshadowed by the drug abuse that killed him, is a finalist for election to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Al Berhman, File) AL BEHRMAN—AP

  • Texas Rangers pitcher Nolan Ryan throws against the Toronto Blue Jays during first inning American League play, Wednesday, May 1, 1991, Arlington, Tex. Ryan got his seventh career no hitter while throwing 16 strikeouts. (AP Photo/Bill Janscha) Bill Janscha—AP

  • ** FILE ** In this May 1, 1991, file photo, Oakland Athletics' Rickey Henderson celebrates and raises third base after setting the all-time stolen base record during the Athletics' baseball game in Oakland, Calif., against the New York Yankees. The stolen base was Henderson's 939th, moving him past Lou Brock. Henderson was voted into baseball's Hall of Fame on Monday, Jan. 12, 2009. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File) Eric Risberg—AP

Published: 5/1/2020 5:00:22 AM

1920 — Joe Oeschger of the Boston Braves and Leon Cadore of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitch 26 innings each in a 1-1 tie, the longest game in major league history.

1943 — Count Fleet, ridden by Johnny Longden, wins the Kentucky Derby by three lengths over Blue Swords.

1948 — Citation, ridden by Eddie Arcaro, captures the Kentucky Derby by 3½ lengths over Coaltown. It’s Citation’s toughest race in winning the Triple Crown.

1965 — The Montreal Canadiens beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 in Game 7 to capture the Stanley Cup.

1982 — Gato del Sol, ridden by Ed Delahoussaye, comes from last place in a field of 19 to take the Kentucky Derby. Gato del Sol, finishes 2½ lengths ahead of Laser Light, who edged Reinvested by a neck for second.

1991 — Nolan Ryan pitches his seventh no-hitter in a 3-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Ryan faces 29 batters, striking out 16 and walking two.

1991 — Rickey Henderson of the Oakland Athletics sets a major league record by stealing his 939th base, eclipsing Lou Brock’s career mark.

1992 — The Pittsburgh Penguins become the 11th team in NHL history to rebound from a 3-1 deficit and win a playoff series, with a 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals.

1993 — Bruce Baumgartner wins his 11th straight national wrestling title by beating Joel Greenlee 6-0 in the 286-pound freestyle division at the U.S. championships in Las Vegas.

1999 — Charismatic, a 30-1 shot who ran in a claiming race in February, charges to victory in the 125th Kentucky Derby, giving trainer D. Wayne Lukas his third victory of the 1990s.

2003 — The three-time defending champion Lakers beat Minnesota 101-85 to win the series 4-2. It’s the 13th straight playoff series won under Phil Jackson. Jackson-coached teams have an NBA-record 25 consecutive series wins.

2004 — Smarty Jones splashes his way past Lion Heart in the stretch to win the Kentucky Derby. Smarty Jones runs his record to 7-for-7 and becomes the first unbeaten Derby winner since Seattle Slew in 1977.

2006 — Detroit, the league leader in points this season, is eliminated in the first round for the third time in five postseasons after a 4-3 loss to Edmonton in Game 6.

2006 — Memphis is sent to its third consecutive four-game sweep after a 102-76 loss to Dallas. The Grizzlies’ 12 consecutive playoff losses is an NBA record, six more losses than any NBA team had before its first victory.

2008 — Johan Franzen records his second hat trick in three games with three more goals and helps Detroit complete the four-game sweep of Colorado with an 8-2 win. His three goals makes him the first player with two hat tricks in one playoff series since Jari Kurri did it for Edmonton in 1985.

2010 — Jockey Calvin Borel steers Super Saver through the mud to win his third Kentucky Derby in four years, beating Lookin At Lucky by 2½ lengths.




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