May 1998 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 2 124th Kentucky Derby: Kent Desormeaux aboard Real Quiet wins in 2:02.20

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 6 Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his 5th career start.

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • May 13 Chelsea of England win 38th European Cup Winner's Cup against Stuttgart of Germany 1-0 in Stockholm
  • May 16 123rd Preakness: Kent Desormeaux aboard Real Quiet wins in 1:54.80

Sport awardGolf Major

May 17 44th McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Se Ri Pak

LPGA Golfer Se Ri Pak
LPGA Golfer
Se Ri Pak
  • May 17 David Wells (New York Yankees) pitches a perfect game against the Minnesota Twins
  • May 20 6th UEFA Champions League Final: Real Madrid beats Juventus 1-0 at Amsterdam
  • May 24 Indianapolis 500: Eddie Cheever Jr wins in 3:26:40.524 (233.604 km/h)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

May 1 Cyclist Lance Armstrong weds Kristin Richard (divorced 2003)

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong

Deaths in Sport

  • May 2 Justin Fashanu, English footballer (b. 1961)
  • May 15 Earl Manigault, American basketball player (b. 1944)
  • May 31 Charles Van Acker, Belgian racing driver (b. 1912)