Originally created 05/12/02

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"It makes you wonder, like the old days, if there was a bounty." -San Francisco manager Dusty Baker, who thinks pitchers are headhunting Barry Bonds after New York's Pedro Astacio sailed one over the slugger.

May 12 MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

  • South Georgia at Augusta GreenJackets, 2:15 p.m.
  • AUTO RACING

  • 7:30 a.m.-Formula One, Austrian Grand Prix, at Spielberg, Austria (Speed)
  • 1 p.m.-IRL, time trials for Indianapolis 500 (ESPN)
  • 5:30 p.m.-IRL, time trials for Indianapolis 500 (ESPN2)
  • GOLF

  • 10 a.m.-European PGA Tour, Benson & Hedges International, final round, Sutton Coldfield, England (Golf)
  • 1:30 p.m.-Buy.com Tour, Richmond Open, final round, Richmond, Va. (Golf)
  • 3 p.m.-PGA Tour, Byron Nelson Classic, final round, at Irving, Texas (CBS-12)
  • 4 p.m.-LPGA Tour, Electrolux USA Championship, final round, at Franklin, Tenn. (ESPN)
  • 5:30 p.m.-Senior PGA Tour, TD Waterhouse Championship, final round, at Kansas City, Mo. (CNBC)
  • HORSE RACING

  • 5 p.m.-Thoroughbreds, Genuine Risk Handicap, at Elmont, N.Y. (ESPN2, same-day tape)
  • COLLEGE BASEBALL

  • 1 p.m.-LSU at Florida (CSS-6)
  • COLLEGE SOFTBALL

  • 2 p.m.-SEC Championship (Fox Sports Net)
  • 4:30 p.m.-ACC Championship (Fox Sports Net)
  • MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

  • 1 p.m.-San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves (Turner South)
  • 2:20 p.m.-Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs (WGN)
  • 8 p.m.-Boston Red Sox at Seattle Mariners (ESPN)
  • MOTORSPORTS

  • Noon -FIM, World Superbike, race 1, at Monza Italy (Speed, same-day tape)
  • Noon -FIM, World Superbike, race 2, at Monza Italy (Speed, same-day tape)
  • PRO BASKETBALL

  • 12:30 p.m. -NBA playoffs, second round, game 4, N.J. Nets at Charlotte Hornets (NBC-26)
  • 3 p.m. -NBA playoffs, second round, game 4, Detroit Pistons at Boston Celtics (NBC-26)
  • 5:30 p.m. -NBA playoffs, second round, game 4, L.A. Lakers at San Antonio Spurs (NBC-26)
  • HOCKEY

  • 2 p.m.-NHL playoffs, conference semifinals, game 5, Montreal at Carolina (ESPN2)
  • 7 p.m.-NHL playoffs, conference semifinals, game 5, Toronto at Ottawa (ESPN2)
  • SOCCER

  • 2 p.m.-Men's national team, U.S. vs. Uruguay, at Washington, D.C. (ABC-6)
  • TENNIS

  • Noon-ATP, Tennis Masters Series Italian Open, championship match (ESPN2, same-day tape)
  • 11 p.m.-WTA, German Open, championship match (ESPN2, same-day tape)
  • SPORTS SHOWS

  • 6-SportsCenter (ESPN)
  • 10-Regional Sports Report (Fox Sports Net)
  • 11-SportsCenter (ESPN)
  • 11-Sports Tonight (CNN)
  • MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

  • 12:15 p.m.-Pre-game, San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves (Augusta, WGAC-AM 580; Louisville, WPEH-FM 92.1, WPEH-AM 1420)
  • 1 p.m.-San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves (Augusta, WGAC-AM 580; Louisville, WPEH-FM 92.1, WPEH-AM 1420)
  • MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

  • 1:50 p.m.-Pre-game, South Georgia at Augusta GreenJackets (Augusta, WRDW-AM 1480, WRDW-AM 1630)
  • ATLANTA BRAVES

    Sunday/San Diego/1:05 p.m./Turner South

    Monday/at San Francisco/10:15 p.m./TBS

    Tuesday/at San Francisco/10:15 p.m./Turner South

    Wednesday/at San Francisco/7:05 p.m./Fox Sports Net

    Thursday/at San Francisco/3:35 p.m./Turner South

    For tickets, call (404) 522-7630

    AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS

    Sunday/South Georgia, 2:15 p.m.

    Monday/Capital City, 7:15 p.m.

    Tuesday/at Capital City, 7:05 p.m.

    Wednesday/at Capital City, 7:05 p.m.

    Thursday/at Macon, 7 p.m.

    For tickets, call (706) 736-7889

    AUGUSTA STALLIONS

    Saturday/at Carolina, 7 p.m.

    To be included in the Sports Digest, submit information to The Augusta Chronicle by faxing us at (706) 823-3408 or calling (706) 823-3337.

    On May 10, 1970, Atlanta knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm became the first pitcher to appear in 1,000 major league games.

    May 12

    1917

    Omar Khayyam, ridden by Charles Borel, becomes the first foreign-bred (England) colt to win the Kentucky Derby with a two-length victory over Ticket.

    1924

    Walter Hagen wins the PGA championship with a 2-up victory over Jim Barnes.

    1955

    Sam "Toothpick" Jones of the Cubs gets a no-hitter the hard way. In the ninth inning against Pittsburgh, he walks the bases full and proceeds to strike out the next three batters for a 4-0 victory.

    1970

    Ernie Banks hits the 500th home run of his career, off Pat Jarvis, in the Chicago Cubs' 4-3 victory over Atlanta at Wrigley Field.

    1974

    The Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks 102-87 to win the NBA championship in seven games.

    1996

    - A three-way dead heat is run at Yakima Meadows, the 20th time in thoroughbred racing history there is such a finish. In the day's third race, a trio of $8,000 claimers - Fly Like A Angel, Allihaveonztheradio and Terri After Five - all meet the wire together after a one-mile race.

    2000

    Boston's Pedro Martinez, who had 17 strikeouts in his last start May 6 against Tampa Bay, strikes out 15 in a 9-0 win over Baltimore, to tie an AL record set in 1968 by Cleveland's Luis Tiant for most strikeouts over two games.