Sports with Mike - May 12, 2020


It Happened in Sports In the Month of May: —100 years ago: On May 14, 2020, Washington Senators pitcher, Walter Johnson won his 300th game in a win over Detroit. Johnson had 416 career wins, 3,508 career strikeouts and an incredible 113 career shutouts. He was elected in MLB’s first Hall of Fame Class in 1939 along with Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, , Honus Wagner and Christy Mathewson. —50 years ago: Eddie Belmonte road Personality to a win in the 95th Preakness in 1:56.2. Belmonte crossed the line first to claim over 1,800 career wins. Personality was named the American Horse of the Year in 1970 and had 8 victories in 25 career races. —25 years ago: On May 12, 1995, Martin Brodeur tied an NHL record by recording 3 playoff shutouts in a 4-game span. Brodeur played his entire 21-year career with the New Jersey Devils and won 3 Stanley Cup titles. He was also a winner of 2 gold medals playing for Canada in the 2002 and 2010 Olympics. —1 year ago: Steve Stricker recorded a 6-stroke victory in The Tradition on the Champions circuit to win the first major title in his career. Stricker has 29 career victories around the world including 12 on the PGA tour and 5 on the Champions tour. His career high ranking was 2nd in the 2009 season. Stricker is slated to be the US Ryder Cup captain this year at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.

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