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May 30, 2014
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May 30
1903 Flocarline became the first filly to win the Preakness Stakes.
1935 At the Baker Bowl, Babe Ruth of the Boston Braves played his final major league game going hitless in a first inning at-bat against the Philadelphia Phillies.
1974 Sadaharu Oh became the first Japanese player to hit 600 career home runs.
1977 Cleveland's Dennis Eckersley no-hit the California Angels, 1-0.
1985 The Edmonton Oilers defeated Philadelphia Flyers to win the Stanley Cup.
1987 Cincinnati's Eric Davis became the first National League player to hit three grand slams in a month.
1998 St. Louis' Mark McGwire hit his 27th home run to establish a major league record for the most homers hit before the month of June.
2009 Dwight Howard scored 40 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as the Orlando Magic pounded the Cleveland Cavaliers, 103-90, to clinch the Eastern Conference finals in six games.
2009 Travis Tucker singled in Connor Rowe in the top of the 25th inning, as Texas beat Boston College, 3-2, in the longest game in NCAA baseball history.
2010 Dario Franchitti won the Indianapolis for the second time in his career.
2011 Jim Tressel resigned as head football coach at Ohio State in the wake of a scandal involving his supposed knowledge of players selling items and memorabilia. Luke Fickell was named interim head coach for the entire 2011 season.
2011 Colin Briggs tallied three times in a five-goal second period, as Virginia topped Maryland, 9-7, in the NCAA men's lacrosse final.
2012 The New Orleans Hornets captured the top pick in the NBA Draft after winning the draft lottery.

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