May 1988 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 1 Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
  • May 2 Balt Orioles sign a 15 year lease to remain in Balt & get a new park

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May 2 Reds manager Pete Rose is suspended for 30 days for pushing an ump

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • May 6 Doughnutgate incident: NJ Devils' coach Jim Schoenfeld tells referee Don Koharski to 'eat another doughnut you fat pig!,' he is suspended
  • May 7 114th Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens on Winning Colors wins in 2:02.2
  • May 8 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic

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May 8 Mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St in NYC

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • May 8 Amateur referees work NJ Devil-Boston Bruin playoff games, as NHL referees walk-off, due to a restraining order brought by Devils
  • May 11 KV Mechelen of Belgium win 28th European Cup Winner's Cup against Ajax of Netherlands 1-0 in Strasbourg

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May 11 Mario Andretti records fastest Indianapolis 500 lap (221.565 mph)

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • May 11 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
  • May 14 1st non-pitcher (Jose Oquendo) in 20 years to get a decision in a baseball game, he & St Louis Cards lose to Braves 7-5 in 19 inn
  • May 14 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Boston Bruins beat New Jersey Devils, 4 games to 3

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 15 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • May 18 In just Oakland's 39th of the season, pitcher Dave Stewart breaks record with his 12th balk en route to 16
  • May 19 Red Sox retire Bobby Doerr's #1

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May 20 Mike Schmidt hits his 535th HR, moving into 8th place

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • May 21 113th Preakness: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard Risen Star wins in 1:56.2

Sport awardGolf Major

May 22 34th LPGA Championship won by Sherri Turner

LPGA Golfer Sherri Turner
LPGA Golfer
Sherri Turner
  • May 24 Power outage in Boston Garden in NHL's Stanley Cup finals
  • May 25 32nd European Cup: PSV Eindhoven beats Benfica (0-0, 6-5 on penalties) at Stuttgart
  • May 26 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
  • May 29 Graeme Hick scores his 1,000th run of 1st-class cricket season
  • May 29 Sherri Turner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Graeme Owens, English footballer
  • May 9 John Ryan Fitzpatrick, Canadian race truck driver
  • May 12 Marcelo [Vieira da Silva JĂșnior], Brazilian football player (Real Madrid, Brazil national team), born in Rio de Janeiro
  • May 21 Jonathan Howson, English footballer
  • May 23 Morgan Pressel, American golfer
  • May 26 Joel Selwood, Australian footballer
  • May 28 David Perron, Canadian ice hockey player

Deaths in Sport

  • May 24 Tom Burtt, cricketer (NZ slow left-armer in 11 Tests 1947-53), dies