May 1912 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 5 5th Olympic games open at Stockholm, Sweden
  • May 11 38th Kentucky Derby: Carol H Shilling aboard Worth wins in 2:09.4
  • May 12 Amsterdam-North football club D.W.V. is established
  • May 15 37th Preakness: Clarnence Turner on Colonel Holloway wins in 1:56.6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 15 Ty Cobb rushes a heckler at a NY Highlander game & is suspended

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • May 18 A's beat Tigers 24-2, who use amateurs protesting Ty Cobbs suspension
  • May 19 AL President Ban Johnson tells Tigers if they continue protest of Ty Cobb's suspension, they will be banned from baseball
  • May 28 Jackie Matthews takes 2 cricket hat-tricks same day Australia v South Africa
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Joe Dawson wins in 6:21:06.144 (120.060 km/h)

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 15 Alexis Nihon, Bahamas, wrestler (Olympics 1968)
  • May 17 Clarence "Ace" Parker, NFL quarterback (Brooklyn, Boston Yanks)
  • May 21 Monty Stratton, baseball player (d. 1982)

Person of interestSam Snead

May 27 Sam Snead, American golfer (7 PGA Tour major titles), born in Ashwood, Virginia (d. 2002)

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • May 27 Terry Moore, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Vernon, Alabama (d. 1995)