On This Day

May 1881 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 17 7th Kentucky Derby: Jim McLaughlin aboard Hindoo wins in 2:40
  • May 21 US National Lawn Tennis Association is established in New York, NY
  • May 27 9th Preakness: T Costello aboard Saunterer wins in 2:40.5

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 11 Al Cabrera, Spanish-born Cuban baseball player (d. 1964)
  • May 14 Ed Walsh, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, manager (Chicago WS; MLB ERA record 1.82), born in Plains Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1959)
  • May 29 Frederik Septimus Kelly, Australian-British composer and rower (Summer Olympic gold 1908), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1916)