May 1912 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • May 11 38th Kentucky Derby: Carol H Shilling aboard Worth wins in 2:09.4
  • May 15 37th Preakness: Clarnence Turner on Colonel Holloway wins in 1:56.6

Sports History

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

  • May 18 Philadelphia Athletics rout Detroit Tigers, 24-2 at Shibe Park; Tigers use amateurs in protest at Ty Cobbs suspension from the game
  • 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 in the American-manufactured, 4-cylinder National, wins in race record 6:21:06; time is 21:02 faster than previous 1911 record

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 15 Alexis Nihon, Bahamas, wrestler (Olympics 1968)
  • May 17 Clarence "Ace" Parker, American NFL quarterback (Brooklyn, Boston Yanks), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 2013)
  • May 21 Monty Stratton, American MLB pitcher, born in Palacios, Texas (d. 1982)

Sam SneadSam Snead (1912-2002)

May 27 American golfer (7 PGA Tour major titles; US Masters 1949, 52, 54), born in Ashwood, Virginia

  • May 27 Terry Moore, American baseball outfielder (World Series 1942, 46; 4 x MLB All Star; St. Louis Cardinals) and manager (Philadelphia Phillies 1954), born in Vernon, Alabama (d. 1995)