On This Day

May 1890 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • May 12 First official County Cricket Championship match begins; Yorkshire beats Gloucestershire by 8 wickets at Bristol; James Cranston scores first century (101) in the competition
  • May 13 18th Preakness: W Martin aboard Montague wins in 2:36.75
  • May 14 16th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Riley wins in 2:45
  • May 30 First baseman Dave Foutz hits Brooklyn Bridegrooms' (later Dodgers) first ever home run during doubleheader defeats to Chicago Colts at Washington Park, Brooklyn

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 14 Alex Pompez, American baseball executive (d. 1974)

Deaths in Sport

  • May 19 Gus Kempis, South African cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test), dies of fever at 24