May 1911 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 13 37th Kentucky Derby: George Archibald aboard Meridian wins in 2:05
  • May 17 36th Preakness: Eddie Dugan aboard Watervale wins in 1:51
  • May 19 Philadelphia Athletics are 12½ games back in AL, & will win World Series
  • May 22 Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row
  • May 30 1st Indianapolis 500 car race, Ray Harroun wins at 74.59 MPH (120 KPH)

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 5 Norman Oldfield, cricketer (Engl batsman one Test v WI 1939, 80 & 19)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 23 Betty Nuthall, English tennis player (1930 U.S. Open champion), born in Surbiton, England (d. 1983)

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall
  • May 28 Bob Crisp, cricketer (South African pace bowler of 1930s)

Deaths in Sport

  • May 20 E M Grace, cricketer (one Test v Australia 1880, 36 & 0), dies