On This Day

May 1899 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • May 4 25th Kentucky Derby: Fred Taral aboard Manuel wins in 2:12
  • May 25 33rd Belmont: R. Clawson aboard Jean Beraud wins in 2:23
  • May 30 24th Preakness: R Clawson aboard Half Time wins in 1:47

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 14 Earle Combs, American Baseball HOF center fielder (9 × World Series 1927, 28, 32, 36–39, 41, 43; New York Yankees), born in Richmond, Kentucky (d. 1976)
  • May 24 Suzanne Lenglen, French tennis player (French C'ships 1925-26, Wimbledon 1919-23, 25), born in Paris, France (d. 1938)