May 1922 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 7 Belgian soccer team defeats Netherlands: 1-2
  • May 7 NY Giant Jesse Barnes no-hits Phillies, 2-0
  • May 13 48th Kentucky Derby: Albert Johnson aboard Morvich wins in 2:04.6
  • May 13 47th Preakness: L Morris aboard Pillory wins in 1:51.6

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May 20 Babe Ruth & Bob Meusel, suspended on October 16, 1921, by Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis, return to the NY lineup & go hitless

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Babe Ruth
  • May 21 Col Ruppert buys out Col Huston interest in NY Yankees for $1,500,000
  • May 23 Harry Greb gave Gene Tunney his only professional boxing defeat
  • May 25 Babe Ruth suspended 1 day & fined $200 for throwing dirt on an ump
  • May 29 US Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport & not a business & thus not subject to antitrust laws
  • May 30 Cubs swap Max Flack for Cards Cliff Heathcote during middle of doubleheader. Both play for both teams that day
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Jimmy Murphy wins in 5:17:30.845 (152.057 km/h)

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 3 Len Shackleton, English former footballer (d. 2000)
  • May 6 Pat Harder, NFL fullback (Cardinals, Lions), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • May 11 Nestor Chylak, American baseball umpire (d. 1992)
  • May 13 Michael Ainsworth, British cricketer (d. 1978)
  • May 28 Lou Duva, American boxing trainer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)