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May 11, 2014
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May 11
1888 Trainer Robert Walden set the record for the most number of Preakness winners-seven-when he sent Refund to victory.
1892 African American jockey Alonzo Clayton, age 15, became the youngest rider to win the Kentucky Derby when he guided Azra to victory in the 18th running of the Derby.
1917 Omar Khayyam became the first foreign-bred horse to win the Kentucky Derby. He was bred in England.
1919 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Hod Eller threw a no-hitter defeating the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-0.
1963 Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax tossed the second no-hitter of his career in the team's 8-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants.
1972 The San Francisco Giants traded Willie Mays to the Mets for right- hander Charlie Williams and $50,000 cash.
1996 Al Leiter pitched the first no-hitter in the Florida Marlins history defeating the Colorado Rockies, 11-0.
1998 Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood set a major league record for strikeouts in consecutive games with 33 in two games.
2001 In the sixth inning of a 7-2 to loss to the Mariners, Carlos Delgado surpassed Joe Carter as the Blue Jays all-time home run leader as he hit his 204th homer with the team.
2003 The Florida Marlins fired manager Jeff Torborg. Jack McKeon was named the new manger.
2003 Texas' Rafel Palmeiro became the 19th player in baseball history to hit 500 home runs.
2006 Hideki Matsui streak of playing in every game since starting his MLB career with the Yankees in 2003 ended at 518 games as the left fielder broke his left wrist attempting to make a diving catch.
2008 Sergio Garcia parred the first playoff hole, the famous island green at 17, to defeat Paul Goydos and win The Players Championship.
2009 The Toronto Raptors named interim coach Jay Triano the permanent head coach.
2009 The Tampa Bay Lightning named interim coach Rick Tocchet the permanent head coach.
2010 Mikhail Prokhorov, reportedly the richest man in Russia, was approved by the NBA's board of governors to become the principal owner of the New Jersey Nets.
2011 Former NBA player Robert "Tractor" Traylor was found dead in his Puerto Rico apartment. He was 34 years old.
2013 The Rochester Knighthawks won the NLL Champions Cup for a second year in a row, when they defeated the Washington Stealth, 11-10.

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