May 1897 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 4 23rd Kentucky Derby: Buttons Garner aboard Typhoon II wins in 2:12.5
  • May 8 22nd Preakness: T Thorpe aboard Paul Kauvar wins in 1:51ΒΌ
  • May 11 Washington Senator catcher Charlie Farrell throws out 8 attempted stealers
  • May 18 American baseball NY Giant William (Bill) Joyce sets record of 4 triples in 1 game
  • May 20 37th British Golf Open: Harold Hilton shoots a 314 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • May 29 31st Belmont: J Scherrer aboard Scottish Cheiftain wins in 2:23.25

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 7 Kitty McKane, England, tennis (Olympic gold/2 silver/2 bronze-1920, 24)
  • May 10 Dalton Parry Conyngham, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1923)
  • May 25 Alan Kippax, cricketer (22 Tests for Australia 1924-34, brilliant bat)