May 1915 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sports record brokenBaseball Event

May 6 Red Sox Babe Ruth pitching debut & 1st HR, loses to Yanks 4-3 in 15

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • May 8 41st Kentucky Derby: Joe Notter aboard Regret wins in 2:05.4
  • May 17 40th Preakness: Douglas Hoffman aboard Rhine Maiden wins in 1:58
  • May 17 Cubs George "Zip" Zabel relieves with 2 outs in 1st & winds up with 4-3 19-inning win over Brooklyn in longest relief job ever
  • May 31 Indianapolis 500: Ralph DePalma wins in 5:33:55.619 (144.583 km/h)

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Archie Williams, American athlete (400m gold medal 1936 Olympics), born in Oakland, California (d. 1993)

Deaths in Sport

  • May 7 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Sr., American businessman and sportsman (New York Central Railway), dies aboard the RMS Lusitania during World War I at 37
  • May 9 Fran├žois Faber, Luxembourgian cyclist (Tour de France 1909), dies of gunshot wounds at 28
  • May 9 Anthony Wilding, New Zealand tennis player (Wimbledon 1910-13), dies on the Western Front at 31
  • May 19 Bob Ferguson, Scottish golfer (British Open 1880-82), dies at 69