May 1905 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 10 31st Kentucky Derby: Jack Martin aboard Agile wins in 2:100.75

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May 13 James J. Jeffries retires as boxing champion

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • May 14 2nd official international soccer match, Netherlands beats Belgium 4-0
  • May 17 Waseda U of Tokyo defeats LA High School 5-3 in baseball
  • May 19 Tom Jenkins beats Frank Gotcha for heavyweight wrestling champ
  • May 24 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08
  • May 27 30th Preakness: W Davis aboard Cairngore wins in 1:45.8

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Chris 'Red' Cagle, College Football Hall of Fame halfback, born in DeRidder, Louisiana (d. 1942)
  • May 9 Lilí Álvarez, Spanish tennis player (Wimbledon runner-up 1926-28), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1998)
  • May 18 Hedley Verity, cricketer (terrific slow lefty for England pre-WW II)
  • May 31 Roy Peaches Davis, baseball pitcher