May 1938 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 5th 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
  • 7th 64th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Lawrin wins in 2:04.8
  • 14th 63rd Preakness: Maurice Peters aboard Dauber wins in 1:59.8
  • 14th England soccer team beats Nazi-Germany, 6-3

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Birthdays in Sport

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

28th Jerry West, West Virginia, NBA superstar (LA Lakers, Olympic-gold-1960)

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

Deaths in Sport

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