May 1904 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 2 30th Kentucky Derby: Shorty Prior riding Elwood wins in 2:08.50

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May 5 Cy Young pitches the first perfect game in "modern" baseball for Boston Americans against Philadelphia Athletics's (3-0)

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • May 21 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) forms in Paris
  • May 25 38th Belmont: George Odom aboard Delhi wins in 2:06.6
  • May 27 NL record of 5 stolen bases in a game (Dennis McGann, NY Giants)
  • May 28 29th Preakness: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Bryn Mawr wins in 1:44.2

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 3 Red Ruffing, NY Yankee pitcher, hitter (1930-46), born in Granville, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • May 5 Gordon Richards, British jockey (winner of 4,870 races), born in Donnington Wood, Telford (d. 1986)
  • May 13 Tim Wall, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia 1928-34)
  • May 15 Gustav-Adolf Boltenstein, Swedish equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1952, 56)
  • May 16 Hugh Plaxton, Canadian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1928)
  • May 19 Sven Thofelt, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic gold 1928)
  • May 27 ChÅ«hei Nambu, Japanese track and field athlete (Olympic gold 1932), born in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan (d. 1997)
  • May 29 Hubert Opperman, Australian road cyclist, politician (multi-distance world records), born in Rochester, Victoria (d. 1996)