May 1923 in Sport

Events in Sport


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May 2 Senator Walter Johnson pitches his 100th shutout, beats Yanks 3-0

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • May 11 10 HRs hit in Phillies 20-14 victory over St Louis Cards
  • May 12 48th Preakness: Benny Marinelli aboard Vigil wins in 1:53.6
  • May 19 49th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande wins aboard Zev for his first Derby success
  • May 26 1st Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance is run
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Tommy Milton wins in 5:31:19.618 (145.718 km/h)

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Frank Brian, American basketball guard (NBA All Star 1951, 1952), born in Zachary, Louisiana (d. 2017)
  • May 21 Ara Parseghian, American football player and coach (Northwestern, Notre Dame), born in Akron, Ohio
  • May 21 Bettye Danoff, LPGA golfer
  • May 23 Nirode Chowdhury, Indian cricket pace bowler (1949-52)

Deaths in Sport

  • May 30 Charles Fichardt, cricketer (South African batsman in 2 Tests 1892-96), dies