On This Day

May 1910 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • May 3 Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States is renamed the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • May 7 35th Preakness: R Estep aboard Layminster wins in 1:40.6
  • May 10 36th Kentucky Derby: Fred Herbert aboard Donau wins in 2:06.4
  • May 12 Philadelphia Athletics pitcher Charles "Chief" Bender no-hits Cleveland Naps, 4-0
  • May 30 44th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Sweep wins in 2:22

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Cliff Battles, Pro/College Football Hall of Fame halfback (First-team All-Pro 1933, 34, 36; Boston Braves/Redskins, Washington Redskins), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1981)
  • May 2 Laurie Nash, Australian cricket fast-bowler (2 Tests, 10 wickets) and VFL player & coach (South Melbourne), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1986)
  • May 19 Alan Melville, cricketer (graceful South African batsman 1938-49)
  • May 24 Jimmy Demaret, American golfer (US Masters 1940, 47, 50), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1983)
  • May 29 Ralph Metcalfe, American athlete, politician (Rep-D-Ill; joint world record 100m, Olympic gold 4x100m relay 1936), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1978)