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May 21, 2014
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1900 The Summer Olympics had its opening ceremonies in Paris, France.
1947 Philadelphia A's catcher Buddy Rosar made an error to halt his record-setting streak of 147 errorless games.
1983 Philadelphia's Steve Carlton moved past Walter Johnson into second place on the career all-time strikeout list (3,511).
1991 Chicago's Michael Jordan was named the NBA MVP.
1999 Mets third baseman Robin Ventura became the first major league player to hit grand slams in both ends of a doubleheader.
2001 San Francisco's Barry Bonds became 13th player in major league history to hit home runs in four consecutive at-bats.
2006 After a 29 at-bats homerless drought, Barry Bonds finally caught Babe Ruth with his 714th home run to move into a second place tie for most career home runs.
2006 In one of the strangest Preakness Stakes ever, Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro had to be pulled up shortly after the start of the race and suffered a broken leg. Bernardini went on to win the 131st running of the second jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown.
2008 NFL owners voted unanimously to opt out of the current labor contract after the 2010 season.
2008 The NFL awarded Super Bowl XLVI to Indianapolis.
2008 Baseball catcher Mike Piazza announced his retirement.
2012 Ryan Brisco won the pole for the Indy 500.
2012 Russia captured the gold medal at the IIHF World Championship with a 6-2 victory over underdog Slovakia.

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