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May 27
1873 A bay colt, Survivor, won the first Preakness Stakes.
1878 Duke of Magenta won the Preakness Stakes.
1882 Trainer Robert Walden won his fifth consecutive Preakness Stakes, with Vanguard.
1955 In the first five innings of a 16-0 rout of the Senators, Red Sox first baseman Norm Zauchin drove in 10 runs with three home runs and a double.
1968 Major League Baseball expanded outside the confines of the United States as the National League announced expansion to Montreal.
1975 The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Buffalo Sabres to win the Stanley Cup.
1993 After hitting just .143 in 26 games for the Colorado Rockies, former Atlanta superstar Dale Murphy retired from baseball.
2000 The Cincinnati Reds retired the No. 24 jersey worn by Hall of Famer Tony Perez.
2004 At Kauffman Stadium, the visiting Detroit Tigers tied a club record collecting 27 hits in a 17-7 rout over the Kansas City Royals.
2006 Derek Jeter became the eighth player in New York Yankees history to collect 2,000 career hits.
2006 Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling won his 200th career game beating Tampa Bay, 6-4. .
2009 Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi scored and Barcelona ended Manchester United's 25-game Champions League unbeaten streak to dethrone the defending champions, 2-0, at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
2009 The Detroit Red Wings advanced Stanley Cup Finals for the second straight season after Darren Helm scored the game-winning goal 3:58 into overtime, as they defeated Chicago, 2-1, in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals at Joe Louis Arena.
2011 Nathan Horton scored with 7:33 remaining and Tim Thomas made 24 saves for his third career playoff shutout, as the Boston Bruins snuck past the Tampa Bay Lightning, 1-0, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
2012 Dario Franchitti won Indianapolis 500 for the third time in his career.
2012 The Baltimore Orioles signed center fielder Adam Jones to a six-year contract extension worth $85.5 million.
2013 The San Antonio Spurs advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2007 when they defeated to Memphis Grizzlies, 93-86, in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals
2013 Jordan Wolf scored four goals with two assists and Josh Dionne scored three times to help Duke down Syracuse, 16-10, to capture the NCAA's men's lacrosse title at Lincoln Financial Field.
Birthdays Sam Snead (1912) - golfer; Nick Lowery (1956) - NFL kicker; Doug West (1967) - NBA player; Jeff Bagwell (1968) - MLB player; Antonio Freeman (1972) - NFL player; Danny Wuerffel (1974) - NFL quarterback.
As of May 26, 2015, at 06:00 PM ET

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