This Day In Sports

May 22
1922 The New York Yankees, who were sharing the Polo Grounds with New York Giants since 1913, began construction on their own stadium in the Bronx.
1938 Chicago White Sox pitcher Ted Lyons recorded his 200th career win defeating the Washington Senators, 9-2.
1981 The Minnesota Twins fired manager Johnny Goryl. Billy Gardner was named the new manager.
1992 The Montreal Expos fired manager Tom Runnells. Felipe Alou was named the new manager.
1998 The New York Mets traded Preston Wilson, Geoff Goetz and Ed Yarnell to the Marlins for catcher Mike Piazza.
1999 New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens broke the American League record for consecutive victories with 19.
2001 For the second time this season, San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds homered in six consecutive games.
2003 Arturo (Arte) Moreno purchased the World Champion Anaheim Angels from Walt Disney for $184 million to become the third owner in the 43-year history of the franchise.
2004 The Oakland Athletics retired Reggie Jackson's number nine jersey.
2008 The Colorado Avalanche named Tony Granato their new head coach.
2009 The Calgary Flames fired head coach Mike Kennan.
2010 Diego Milito scored a goal in each half as Inter Milan was crowned champions of Europe for the first time since 1965, beating Bayern Munich 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu.
2012 The Golden State Warriors plan to move back across the bay to San Francisco in time for the 2017-18 season.
2012 Dustin Penner scored with 2:18 remaining in overtime as the Los Angeles Kings closed out the Western Conference Finals with a 4-3 Game 5 win over the Phoenix Coyotes.
2013 Chicago's Brian Urlacher retired from the NFL after 13 seasons.
2013 Former Daytona 500 winner Dale Jarrett and legendary engine builder Maurice Petty were among those inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
2013 The Vancouver Canucks fired head coach Alain Vigneault along with assistants Rick Bowness and Newell Brown.
2014 The NY Islanders re-signed goaltender Jaroslav Halak to a four-year contract worth $18 million.
Birthdays Tommy John (1943) - MLB pitcher; Randy Brown (1968) - NBA player; Clyde Johnson (1970) - NFL player.
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