May 1927 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 1 Netherlands beats Belgium 3-2 in soccer match in Amsterdam
  • May 1 Panningen soccer team forms
  • May 9 52nd Preakness: Whitey Abel aboard Bostonian wins in 2:01.6
  • May 11 Belgium beats England 9-1 in soccer
  • May 13 VVOG soccer team forms in Harderwijk
  • May 14 53rd Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee aboard Whiskery wins in 2:06
  • May 16 NY Yankee Bob Meusel steals 2nd, 3rd & home
  • May 17 Chicago Cubs beat Boston Braves, 4-3, in 22 innings
  • May 22 Dodgers beat Phillies, 20-4
  • May 28 Hammond scores his 1,000th cricket run of the season after 22 days

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May 30 Walter Johnson records 113th & last shutout of his career

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: George Souders wins in 5:07:33.022 (156.983 km/h)
  • May 31 Tiger 1st baseman Johnny Neun makes an unassisted triple play

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Greta Andersen, Danish 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1948)
  • May 1 Israr Ali, cricket pace bowler (Pakistani in 4 Tests 1952-59)
  • May 5 Sid O'Linn, cricketer (soccer for South Africa 1947, cricket 1960)
  • May 6 Michael Frederick, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1954, scored 0 & 30)
  • May 9 Ray Katt, baseball player
  • May 13 Archie Scott-Brown, English race car driver (d. 1958)
  • May 14 Shirley Spork, LPGA golfer
  • May 16 Nílton Santos, Brazilian footballer, (d. 2013)
  • May 20 [Harold] Bud Grant, Wisc, CFL/NFL player/coach (Winnipeg, Minnesota)
  • May 22 Eric Petrie, cricketer (NZ wicketkeeper of the late 1950's)
  • May 24 John Kelly Jr, American sculler (Olympic bronze 1956) and brother of Grace Kelly, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1985)

Deaths in Sport

  • May 9 Tommy Routledge, cricketer (4 Tests for South Africa 1892-96), dies