Birthdays in Sport in May 1903

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 10 Kay Petre, early racing driver
  • May 11 Charlie Gehringer, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers, 6-time MLB All Star), born in Fowlerville, Michigan (d. 1993)

Person of interestCool Papa Bell

May 17 James "Cool Papa" Bell, American baseball center fielder in Negro league baseball, considered by many to have been one of the fastest men ever to play the game, born in Starkville, Mississippi (d. 1991)

Baseball player Cool Papa Bell
Baseball player
Cool Papa Bell