May 1947 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 1 Cleveland Indians abandon League Park (venue for weekday games) to play all MLB games at Municipal Stadium
  • May 3 73rd Kentucky Derby: Eric Guerin aboard Jet Pilot wins in 2:06.8

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May 8 A movement among Card players to protest its 1st meeting with Jackie Robinson & the Dodgers is aborted by a talk from owner Sam Breadon

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • May 10 72nd Preakness: Doug Dodson aboard Faultless wins in 1:59
  • May 18 A's catcher Warren Rosar catches his 147th game without an error
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Mauri Rose wins in 4:17:52.159 (187.228 km/h)
  • May 31 79th Belmont: Ruperto Donoso aboard Phalanx wins in 2:29.6

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Jerry Heard, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles), born in Visalia, California
  • May 6 Andy Roberts, New Zealand cricketer (NZ batsman 1976), born in Te Aroha, New Zealand (d. 1989)
  • May 13 David Hughes, cricketer
  • May 14 Dick "Dirt" Tidrow, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • May 17 John Traicos, cricketer (in Egypt South Africa 1970, Zimbabwe 1992-93)
  • May 21 Dorothy Germain, LPGA golfer
  • May 26 Glenn Turner, cricketer (masterful NZ opening batsman)
  • May 27 Robert Reinacher Jr, horse trainer
  • May 27 Branko Oblak, Slovenian footballer
  • May 30 Jocelyne Bourassa, Canadian golfer, (Canadian Open 1973), born in Shawinigan, Quebec

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

May 17 NBA center George Mikan (22) weds college sweetheart Patricia Lu Daveny

NBA Center George Mikan
NBA Center
George Mikan

Deaths in Sport

  • May 5 Ty LaForest, Canadian baseball player (b. 1917)
  • May 27 Ed Konetchy, American baseball player (b. 1885)