This Day in Sports History: 5/18

  • 1912 – The A’s beat the Tigers 24-2 as Detroit fielded a team of amateur players – the regular roster was protesting a suspension handed to Ty Cobb.

  • 1933 – MLB announces that the first All-Star game will take place on July 6 at Comiskey Park as part of the World’s Fair in Chicago.

  • 1942 – New York City announces the end of night baseball games until World War II is over.

  • 1971 – The Montreal Canadiens defeat the Blackhawks 3-2 to win Game #7 and the Stanley Cup.

  • 1988 – Oakland pitcher Dave Stewart sets an MLB record with his 12th balk of the season.

  • 1990 – Ryne Sanderg’s 123 game errorless streak, a record for second basemen, comes to an end.

  • 1990 – Edmonton’s Jari Kurri becomes the leading goal scorer in Stanley Cup playoff history, scoring his 90th post-season goal.

  • 1998 – Michael Jordan is named NBA MVP after averaging 28.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.

  • 2004 – Randy Johnson throws the 17th perfect game in MLB history as the Diamondbacks beat the Braves 2-0.

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