Happy Cinco de Mayo!
The holiday celebrated to remember the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 also has some sports connections in the past 153 years. May 5 is significant for the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB for accomplishments on and off the playing surface.
Championships have been won, milestones have been set, careers have ended and Hall of Famers have been born on this day.
So sit back, relax and enjoy the holiday while taking a stroll down memory lane. Here is a look back at what Cinco de Mayo means in the sports world.