This Day in Sports History: 5/19

  • 1910 – Cy Young of the Cleveland Indians gets his 500th career pitching win.

  • 1912 – A day after the Tigers used amateur players as the regular roster was protesting Ty Cobb’s suspension, AL President Ban Johnson tells the team they will be banned from baseball if they continue to sit out.

  • 1935 – The NFL adopts an annual college football draft, set to begin in 1936.

  • 1962 – Stan Musial breaks Honus Wagner’s NL hit record, picking up his 3,431st career hit.

  • 1973 – Secretariat wins the 99th Preakness – would go on to win the Triple Crown.

  • 1974 – The Philadelphia Flyers become the first post-’67 NHL expansion franchise to win the Stanley Cup, defeating the New York Islanders in five games.

  • 1991 – Willy T. Ribbs becomes the first African-American driver to qualify for the Indy 500.

  • 1999 – Cincinnati Reds first baseman Sean Casey reaches base in all seven plate appearances, tying an MLB record, in a 24-12 win over the Rockies.

  • 2000 – Patrick Roy, goalie for the Colorado Avalanche ties an NHL record with his 15th career playoff shutout, matching the mark set by Clint Benedict of the Montreal Maroons back in the 1920s.

  • 2008 – Jon Lester, then with the Red Sox, throws a no-hitter against the Kansas City Royals.

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