May 1914 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 9 40th Kentucky Derby: John McCabe aboard Old Rosebud wins in 2:03.4
  • May 16 American Horseshoe Pitchers Association organizes in Kansas City
  • May 16 Ewing Field baseball park opens near Masonic Street, San Francisco. Relocated a year later.
  • May 21 39th Preakness: Andy Schuttinger aboard Holiday wins in 1:53.8
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: RenĂ© Thomas wins in 6:03:45.060 (132.729 km/h)
  • May 31 Chicago White Sox Joe Benz no-hits Cleve Indians, 6-1

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 2 Dennis Dyer, cricketer (opened batting for South Africa v England 1947)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 13 Joe Louis, American world heavyweight boxing champion (1937-49), born in Lafayette, Alabama (d. 1981)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • May 15 Turk Broda, ice hockey goaltender (d. 1972)
  • May 19 Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)
  • May 20 Hideko Maehata, Japanese swimmer (d. 1995)

Deaths in Sport

  • May 13 R E Foster, only dual England captain at cricket & soccer, dies