May 1948 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 1 74th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro wins aboard Citation to become first 4-time Derby winning jockey

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 8 Cricketer Don Bradman scores 146 Aust v Surrey, 174 mins, 15 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • May 15 73rd Preakness: Eddie Arcaro wins aboard Citation, 2nd leg of successful Triple Crown
  • May 15 Bradman scores 187 Aust v Essex, 124 minutes, 33 fours 1 five
  • May 16 Mikhail Botvinnik wins 5-player tournament to determine world chess champion
  • May 20 Cleveland Indians tie AL record of 18 walks (beat Red Sox 13-4)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 21 NY Yank Joe DiMaggio hits for cycle (single, double, triple, HR)

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio

Sport awardGolf Major

May 25 30th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Norwood Hills CC St Louis

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 27 Hank Greenberg buys an interest in the Cleveland Indians

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • May 29 47th Men's French Championships: Frank Parker beats Jaroslav Drobny (6-4, 7-5, 5-7, 8-6)
  • May 29 47th Women's French Championships: Nelly Landry beats Shirley Fry (6-2, 0-6, 6-0)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 30 Schenectady Blue Jays Tom Lasorda strikes out 25 in 15-inning game

Baseball Manager Tom Lasorda
Baseball Manager
Tom Lasorda
  • May 31 Indianapolis 500: Mauri Rose wins in 4:10:23.286 (192.822 km/h)

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 4 Billy O'Donnell, Canadian harness racer driver of year (1984), born in Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • May 4 Hurley Haywood, American race car driver, and three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 9 John Mahaffey, American golfer (PGA Championship 1978), born in Kerrville, Texas
  • May 9 Calvin Murphy, American basketball player
  • May 11 Alfred Matt, Austrian slalom (Olympic bronze 1968)
  • May 14 Bob Woolmer, cricketer (England batsman mid-70's)
  • May 14 Dave LaRoche, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • May 23 Reggie Cleveland, baseball player
  • May 26 Geoff Greenidge, cricketer (no relation to Gordon, WI opener 1972-74)
  • May 28 Bob Shearer, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria