May 1903 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 2 29th Kentucky Derby: Hal Booker riding Judge Himes wins in 2:09
  • May 3 AVC Heracles (SC Heracles '74) soccer team forms in Almelo
  • May 6 Chicago White Sox commit 12 errors against Detroit Tigers
  • May 17 Cleveland Indians beat NY Highlanders 9-2 in Columbus Ohio
  • May 27 37th Belmont: John Bullman aboard Africander wins in 2:21.75
  • May 30 28th Preakness: W Gannon aboard Flocarline wins in 1:44.8

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 10 Kay Petre, early racing driver
  • May 11 Charlie Gehringer, Detroit Tigers' 2nd baseman (1924-42)

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

Deaths in Sport

  • May 1 Arthur Haygarth, English cricket batsman (Middlesex & Surrey, cricket historian), dies at 77
  • May 19 Arthur Shrewsbury, English cricketer (1277 runs at 35 47 in 23 Tests), dies at 47