On This Date In Sports History – May 2

Posted: May 2, 2012 in On This Date In Sports History

1876 – Ross Barnes hit the first homerun in the National League.
1904 – Laska Durnell became the first woman to own a Kentucky Derby starter and winner with Elwood.
1920 – In Indianapolis, the first game of the National Negro Baseball League was played.
1923 – Walter Johnson pitched his 100th shutout.
1939 – Lou Gehrig set a new major league baseball record when he played in his 2,130th game. The streak began on June 1, 1925.
1954 – Stan Musial (St. Louis Cardinals) set a new major league record when he hit 5 home runs against the New York Giants.
1958 – The New York Yankees threatened to broadcast games nationwide if the National League went ahead with plans to broadcast their games into New York.
1970 – Diane Crump became the first female jockey to ride in the Kentucky Derby.
1988 – The Baltimore Orioles signed a 15 year lease to remain in Baltimore and get a new park.
1988 – Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) was suspended for 30 games for pushing an umpire.
2002 – Mike Cameron (Seattle Mariners) hit four home runs against the Chicago White Sox.
2009 – The Dallas Cowboys practice bubble collapsed during a storm during a practice. At the time, 27 players were working out. Almost all were drafted last weekend or signed as undrafted rookies. Twelve people were injured.

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