May 1918 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 4 Yankees set record with 8 sacrifices, beat Red Sox's Babe Ruth 5-4
  • May 11 44th Kentucky Derby: William Knapp on Exterminator wins in 2:10.8
  • May 14 Sunday baseball is made legal in Washington, DC
  • May 15 43rd Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard War Cloud wins in 1:53.6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 15 Washington Senator Walter Johnson pitches 1-0, 18 inning game

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • May 24 Cleveland Indians Stan Coveleski sets club record for most innings pitched (19)

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 3 Ted Bates, English former footballer (d. 2003)
  • May 14 Arthur McIntyre, cricket wicket-keeper (England 3 times early 50's)
  • May 16 Wilf Mannion, English former footballer (d. 2000)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 19 Florence Chadwick, swimmer (1st to swim English Channel both ways), born in San Diego, California (d. 1995)

  • May 23 Dennis Compton, English cricketer and footballer (5,807 runs, Arsenal), born in Middlesex, England (d. 1997)
  • May 25 Peder Lunde, Norwegian yachtsman (Olympic silver 1952)
  • May 26 Anton Christoforidis, Greek boxer (d. 1985)