May 1991 in Sport

Events in Sport


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May 1 Oakland outfielder Rickey Henderson steals an all time record 939th base vs New York Yankees

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • May 1 West Indian batsman Gordon Greenidge plays his last Test innings, scoring 43 vs Australia in Antigua

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May 1 Texas Rangers starter Nolan Ryan pitches record 7th no hitter (beats Toronto 3-0)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

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May 3 Cam Neely is injured on a cheap shot by Ulf Samuelsson, an injury that would limit him to only 162 games for the remainder of his NHL career and force him to retire at 31

NHL Star Cam Neely
NHL Star
Cam Neely
  • May 4 117th Kentucky Derby: Chris Antley wins aboard Strike the Gold, the first of 2 Derby victories
  • May 4 NY Mets M Sasser & Mark Carreon are 8th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • May 6 Phillie Lenny Dykstra slams his sports car into 2 trees
  • May 6 Seppo Raty of Finland sets javelin record to 301' 9"
  • May 7 Haryana beat Bombay in the Ranji Cricket Trophy final by 2 runs
  • May 10 Oakland A's Jose Canseco is seen leaving Madonna's apt
  • May 10 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Minnesota North Stars beat Edmonton Oilers, 4 games to 1
  • May 11 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
  • May 15 Manchester United of England win 31th European Cup Winner's Cup against FC Barcelona 2-1 in Rotterdam

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May 15 US President George H. W. Bush takes Queen Elizabeth to Oakland A's-Baltimore Oriole game

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • May 15 Red Sox & White Sox play then slowest 9 inning game (4:11)
  • May 18 116th Preakness: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 1:54
  • May 19 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Centel Senior Golf Challenge
  • May 19 Willy T. Ribbs becomes 1st African American driver to make Indianapolis 500

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May 20 Chicago Bull Michael Jordan, named NBA's MVP

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • May 22 NFL Owners agree to add 2 teams in 1994
  • May 23 Phillie Tommy Greene no-hits Mont Expos, 2-0
  • May 23 San Diego Sockers win 4th consecutive Major Soccer League championship
  • May 25 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Minn North Star, 4 games to 2
  • May 29 35th European Cup: Red Star Belgrade beats Marseille (0-0, 5-3 on penalties) at Bari

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Marcus Stroman, American MLB pitcher (Gold Glove 2017), born in Medford, New York
  • May 9 Majlinda Kelmendi, Kosovar-Albanian judoka (Olympic gold 2016), born in Peć, SFR Yugoslavia
  • May 27 Beauden Barrett, New Zealand Rugby union player (male world rugby player 2016, 2017), born in New Plymouth, New Zealand
  • May 28 Alexandre Lacazette, French soccer player, born in Lyon, France

Deaths in Sport

  • May 3 Don Whitmire, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Alabama, Navy - All American at both), dies at 68
  • May 6 Chucky Mullins, US soccer player, dies
  • May 14 Aladár Gerevich, Hungarian fencer (7 Olympic gold 1932, 36, 48, 52, 56, 60), dies at 81