May 1884 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • 1st Moses Walker became 1st African American player in major league baseball in US
  • 16th 10th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Buchanan wins in 2:40.25
  • 22nd 1-armed pitcher Hugh Daily fanned 13 hitters
  • 23rd 12th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Knight of Ellerslie wins in 2:39.5

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26th Fred Spofforth takes 7-34 & 7-3 v England XI in 4 hours

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1st Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and racing driver (d. 1964)