On This Day

May 1917 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • May 5 St Louis Browns pitcher Ernie Koob no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0 at Sportsman's Park III
  • May 6 St Louis Brown Bob Groom no-hits Chicago White Sox, 3-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 7 In a testament to his pitching ability, future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth leads Boston Red Sox to a 1-0 victory against Washington Senators legend Walter Johnson

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • May 12 42nd Preakness: E Haynes aboard Kalitan wins in 1:54.4
  • May 12 43rd Kentucky Derby: Charles Borel on Omar Khayyam wins in 2:04.6
  • May 26 Walt Cruise hit 1st HR out of Braves Field

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Giovanni "John" Beradino, American MLB infielder (St. Louis Browns, Cleveland Indians) and actor (General Hospital), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1996)
  • May 2 Albert Castelyns, Belgian water polo player and bobsledder (Olympic bronze 1936)
  • May 5 Ron Saggers, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (effective NSW & Aussie late 40's), born in Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1987)
  • May 9 George Fleming, cyclist

Deaths in Sport

  • May 3 Norman Callaway, NSW batsman, cricketer (207 in only FC innings), dies