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This Day in Sports – May 15

On May 15, 1973, this pitcher strikes out 12 Kansas City Royals and walks three to pitch the first no-hitter of his career. The game was played under protest, as Royals Manager Jack McKeon complained that he wasn’t maintaining contact with the pitching rubber while throwing

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This Day in Sports – May 14

On May 14, 1914, this pitcher throws his 54th consecutive scoreless inning in Sportsman Park, Illinois, leading his team to victory over the St. Louis Browns, 10-5. With the win, he broke a 1910 record set by Jack Coombs of the Philadelphia Athletics, who threw 53 innings in a row without letting up a run

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Bobby-Riggs

This Day in Sports – May 13

On May 13, 1973, during the early years of the women's liberation movement, tennis star Bobby Riggs played this female tennis player in a $10,000 winner-take-all challenge match. The 55-year-old Riggs, a tennis champion from the late 1930s and 40s who was notoriously skeptical of women's talents on the tennis court, branded the contest a "battle of the sexes

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This Day in Sports – May 12

On May 12 in 1957, this legendary race car driver scores his first professional victory, in a U.S. Automobile Club (USAC) midget car race in Kansas City, Missouri. - This Day in History

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This Day in Sports – May 9

On May 9, 1973, this All-Star for the Cincinnati Reds, hits three home runs in one game off All-Star pitcher Steve Carlton of the Philadelphia Phillies. As he had homered in his previous at-bat the game before as well, this gave him four home runs in four consecutive trips to the plate

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This Day in Sports – May 8

On May 8, 1970, the New York Knicks defeat this team in the seventh game of the NBA Finals to win their first NBA championship. - This Day in History

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Indiana Pacers v Detroit Pistons

This Day in Sports – May 7

Indiana Pacers guard Reggie Miller scores eight points in 11 seconds to lead his team over the this team 107-105 on this day in 1995. Miller was famous throughout his career for what became known as "Miller Time," clutch performances to finish games

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This Day in Sports – May 5

On May 5, 1904, this pitcher throws a perfect game against the Detroit Tigers, who had fellow future Hall of Fame pitcher Rube Waddell on the mound. This was the first perfect game of the modern era. It was the second of three no-hitters that he would throw, and the only perfect game

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This Day in Sports – May 2

On May 2, 1939, player benches himself for poor play and ends his streak of consecutive games played at 2,130. "The Iron Horse" was suffering at the time from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. - This Day in History

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This Day in Sports – May 1

On May 1, 1991, this player steals his 939th base to break Lou Brock's record for stolen bases in a career. He stole a total of 1,406 bases in his major league career, almost 500 more than the next closest player

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