Here's a look back at sports happenings on this date in history, May 24:
1935 — In the first major league night game, the Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 before 25,000 fans in Cincinnati.
This is a general view of the first night game at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, marking the Cincinnati Reds' first night game, May 24, 1935.
1936 — Tony Lazzeri of the New York Yankees drives in 11 runs with a triple and three home runs — two of them grand slams — in a 25-2 rout of the Philadelphia A's.
Tony Lazzeri, the New York Yanks second baseman, will probably see plenty of action during the World Series, September 11, 1936.
1980 — Bobby Nystrom's overtime goal gives the New York Islanders a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 6 for their first Stanley Cup title.
This May 24, 1980 file photo shows New York Islanders Lorne Henning, left, and Bobby Nystrom celebrate Nystrom's game-winning overtime goal to clinch the team's first Stanley Cup title, against the Philadelphia Flyers, at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in Uniondale, NY. (AP Photo/ Ray Stubblebine, File)
1981 — The Indianapolis 500 ends in controversy when Mario Andretti, who finished second to Bobby Unser, is declared the winner because Unser broke a rule during a slowdown period near the end of the race. The decision is later reversed, giving Unser credit for the victory, but he is fined $40,000.
In this May 24, 1981 file photo, Bobby Unser celebrates after winning the 65th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind.
1992 — Al Unser Jr. wins the closest finish at the Indianapolis 500, beating Scott Goodyear by 43-thousandths of a second, barely half a car length. Lyn St. James, the second woman to race at Indy, finishes 11th.
In this May 24, 1992 file photo, Al Unser Jr. celebrates with his wife, Shelley, left, and children after winning the 76th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/Tom Strattman, File)
1995 — Oakland's Dennis Eckersley becomes the sixth pitcher to record 300 saves, in a 5-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
Oakland A's relief pitcher Dennis Eckersley reacts to his situation in the 9th inning of Monday, Oct. 12, 1992 American League series with Toronto. He was pulled from the game a few minutes later. (AP Photo/Brad Mangin)
2009 — Brazil's Helio Castroneves becomes the ninth driver to win the Indianapolis 500 three times. Castroneves pulls away over the final laps to beat Dan Wheldon of England and Danica Patrick, who eclipsed her fourth-place finish as a rookie in 2005 by crossing the strip of bricks in third.
In this May 24, 2009, file photo, Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, climbs the safety fence with members of his pit crew after winning the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
2010 — Lukas Lacko of Slovakia beats American Michael Yani in a 71-game match that ties for the most in the French Open since tiebreakers were instituted in 1973. Lacko wins 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4), 6-7 (5), 12-10 in a first-round match that takes two days to complete.
Slovakia's Lukas Lacko reacts after defeating USA's Michael Yani during their first round match at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday May 24, 2010.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)
2014 — Maya Moore scores 30 points on a record-setting night as the Minnesota Lynx defeats the New York Liberty 87-82. Moore becomes the first player ever to score at least 30 points in four straight games.
Minnesota Lynx’ Maya Moore gestures during the first half of a WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
2014 — Real Salt Lake stretches its unbeaten streak to 12 games with a 0-0 draw with FC Dallas, matching Major League Soccer's record undefeated streak to start the season with a 6-0-6 mark.
Real Salt Lake's Javier Morales, center, is mobbed by teammates after scoring a goal against the Houston Dynamo during the first half of an MLS soccer game Sunday, May 11, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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