May 10th 1967
Hank Aaron hits the only inside-the-park of his career. Heaving as he crossed home plate, Aaron decided it would be far easier to pass Babe Ruth by hitting balls over the fence.
May 9th 1997
The San Diego Padres retire the No. 35 jersey of Randy Jones. San Diego didn't want another player to have a similar 100-123 career record.
May 8th 1984
The Soviet Union announces it will not participate in the 1984 Summer Olympics Games in Los Angeles. The decision was taken especially hard by Ivan Drago, a young Soviet heavyweight who had hoped to win gold at the '84 Games.
May 7th 1988
Winning Colors becomes just the third filly to win the Kentucky Derby. Colors immediately capitalized on her victory, posing in a racy photo spread in Playcolt Magazine that showed not only her nipples, but also a gratuitous shot of her massive horse vagina.
May 6th 1933
Broker's Tip and Head Play engage in the dirtiest stretch duel in Kentucky Derby history as jockeys Don Meade and Herb Fisher resort to whipping each other. The jockeys' actions were all the more disturbing considering both were wearing ass-less chaps.
May 5th 1925
Ty Cobb announces before Detroit's game with St. Louis that he is swinging for the fences to prove that he can be a home run hitter like Babe Ruth if he put his mind to it, and proceeds to hit three home runs in one game. The next day Ruth announces he can be a pussy like Cobb if he wants, and proceeds to hit three singles in one game.
May 4th 1963
Milwaukee pitcher Bob Shaw sets a dubious record when he is called for five balks in one game. Shaw, who had epilepsy, sued baseball for discrimination.
May 3rd 1975
Track announcer Chic Anderson mistakenly calls Prince Thou Art the winner of the Kentucky Derby, even though Prince Thou Art is never in contention and finishes sixth - more than 12 lengths behind the real winner, Foolish Pleasure. It was later found that Anderson had bet $10,000 on Prince Thou Art to win.
May 2nd 1970
Diane Crump becomes the first female jockey to ride in the Kentucky Derby. Crump's entry proved to critics that females could be small, dainty and elfin, too.
May 1st 1948
Citation catches stablemate Coaltown and takes a 3 1/2-length victory in the Kentucky Derby. Coaltown's fatigue down the stretch was thought to be because of black lung.