May 1909 in Sport

Events in Sport


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May 2 Honus Wagner steals his way around bases in 1st inning against Cubs

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  • May 3 35th Kentucky Derby: Vincent Powers on Wintergreen wins in 2:08.2
  • May 8 Albert Raines runs world record marathon (2:46:04.6)
  • May 8 Frederick Barrett runs world record marathon (2:42:31)
  • May 12 34th Preakness: Willie Doyle aboard Effendi wins in 1:39.8
  • May 13 First Giro d'Italia takes place in Milan - Italian cyclist Luigi Ganna is the winner
  • May 19 Jack Johnson fights Jack O'Brien to no decision in 6 for boxing title

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 18 Fred Perry, English tennis star/commentator (Wimbledon, 1934-36)
  • May 26 Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United)
  • May 28 Red Horner, Canadian hockey player (d. 2005)
  • May 30 George Headley, cricketer, Panama (all-time great WI batsman)
  • May 31 Thor Thorvaldsen, Norwegian yachtsman (Olympic gold 1948, 52)