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May 15, 2014
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May 15
1862 Baseball's first enclosed park, the Union Grounds, opened in Brooklyn, New York.
1901 The first shutout in American League history was recorded, as the Washington Senators defeated the Boston Americans, 4-0.
1918 Two horses - War Cloud and Jack Hare Jr. - were declared the winners of the Preakness Stakes, not because of a dead heat, but because the race was run in two divisions.
1941 New York Yankees OF Joe DiMaggio began his 56-game hitting streak.
1944 In his first start of the season in front of just 1,014 fans at Crosley Field, Reds pitcher Clyde Shoun no-hit the Braves, 1-0.
1973 California Angels pitcher Nolan Ryan tossed a no-hitter in the team's 3-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
1981 Cleveland Indians pitcher Len Barker tossed the 11th perfect game in baseball history. The Indians defeated the Toronto Blue Jays, 3-0.
1998 The Florida Marlins traded Gary Sheffield, Bobby Bonilla, Charles Johnson, Jim Eisenreich and Manuel Barrios to the Dodgers for Mike Piazza and Todd Zeile.
2002 The Kansas City Royals named Tony Pena their new manager.
2009 Wayman Tisdale, a legend at the University of Oklahoma and former NBA player, died after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 44.
2009 The Calgary Roughnecks won the NLL Champions Cup defeating the New York Titans, 12-10.
2010 Lookin At Lucky, ridden by Martin Garcia, won the 135th Preakness Stakes.
2010 The Washington Stealth won the NLL Champions Cup defeating the Toronto Rock, 15-11.
2011 K.J. Choi parred the first playoff hole, the famed island green 17th, to defeat David Toms and win The Players Championship.
2011 A five-goal third period helped Finland capture its first gold medal since 1995 with a 6-1 win over Sweden at the 2011 World Championship.
2011 The Toronto Rock won the NLL Champions Cup defeating the Washington Stealth, 8-7.
2012 Cleveland's Kyrie Irving won the NBA's Rookie of the Year.
2012 The Atlantic 10 further solidified its position as the premier non-BCS college basketball conference by adding Virginia Commonwealth to its ranks.
2013 The NBA's Board of Governors voted to keep the Kings in Sacramento and rejected Chris Hansen's planned relocation of the franchise to Seattle.

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