May 1938 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 5 Phillies Harold Kelleher faces 16 batters in 6th, as Cubs score 12 runs, both marks are NL records off one hurler in a single inning
  • May 7 64th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Lawrin wins in 2:04.8
  • May 14 63rd Preakness: Maurice Peters aboard Dauber wins in 1:59.8
  • May 14 England soccer team beats Nazi-Germany, 6-3

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May 16 In cricket Bradman scores 278 Aust v MCC, 349 mins, 35 fours 1 six

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • May 21 Don Bradman scores 143 Austalia v Surrey, 198 mins, 11 fours
  • May 22 Dodgers announce contracts to install lights at Ebbets Field
  • May 27 Bradman scores his 1000th cricket run of English season, earliest to do so
  • May 30 Yanks sweep Red Sox 10-0 & 5-4 in front of 83,533 at Yankee Stadium
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Floyd Roberts wins in 4:15:58.362 (188.615 km/h)
  • May 31 Bill Edrich scores his 1,000th run of cricket season, all at Lord's

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 3 Chris Cannizzaro, American baseball player
  • May 7 Johnny Caldwell, Ireland, flyweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1956)
  • May 8 Javed Burki, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 25 Tests 1960-69)
  • May 10 Manuel Santana, tennis player (US Open 1965)
  • May 10 Merritt Ranew, baseball player
  • May 20 Christina Bass-Kaiser, 3K Dutch speed skater (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • May 24 Glen Hall, cricket leg-spinner (South African in one Test v England 1964)
  • May 25 Ludmil Buldakova, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1972)

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May 28 Jerry West, NBA superstar (LA Lakers, Olympic Gold 1960), born in Chelyan, West Virginia

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West
  • May 29 Francis Thomas (Fay) Vincent, baseball commissioner

Deaths in Sport

  • May 10 Percy McAlister, cricketer (8 Tests, punches Clem Hill in 1912), dies