This Day in Sports History: 5/12

  • 1875 – The first recorded shutout in a professional baseball game takes place as Chicago beats St. Louis 1-0.

  • 1955 – Sam Jones of the Cubs becomes the first African-American pitcher to throw a no-hitter.

  • 1957 – Legendary race car driver AJ Foyt gets his first career win.

  • 1970 – Ernie Banks hits his 500th career home run.

  • 1974 – The Boston Celtics defeat the Milwaukee Bucks in Game #7 to win the NBA title.

  • 1982 – The United States Football League (USFL) is formed.

  • 1985 – The New York Knicks win the first NBA draft lottery – they’ll go on to take Patrick Ewing with the #1 overall pick.

  • 2001 – Marlins pitcher AJ Burnett throws a no-hitter against San Diego, but he walks nine batters – the most in a no-hitter in MLB history.

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