By Jeff Phelps - Cleveland's Talking HeadsBy Jeff Thomas | 92.3 The Fan

May 16th

1869 – The Cincinnati Reds played their first baseball game. Won 41-7.

1914 – The American Horseshoe Pitchers Association (AHPA) was formed in Kansas City, Kansas.

1939
– The Philadelphia Athletics and the Cleveland Indians met at Shibe Park in Philadelphia for the first baseball game to be played under the lights in the American League.


1975
– Muhammad Ali TKOs Ron Lyle in 11 for Heavyweight boxing title

1979 – The National League approved the sale of the Astros from Ford Motors to John J. McMullen for $19 million.

1985 – Michael Jordan was named Rookie of the Year in the NBA.

BIRTHDAYS


1955 – Jack Morris, St Paul Minn, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)


1955 – Olga Korbut, Grodno Belorussia, gymnist (Olympic-2 golds-1972)


1966 – Thurman Thomas, NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)

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