On This Day

May 2010 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • May 1 136th Kentucky Derby: Calvin Borel wins aboard Super Saver, his third Derby success in 4 years
  • May 8 Last piece of Yankee Stadium falls in the Bronx, New York, marking the end of the two year demolition process
  • May 9 Oakland A's Dallas Braden becomes 19th pitcher to throw a perfect game (4-0 vs Tampa Bay)
  • May 9 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: South African Tim Clark fires a final round 67 for his first PGA Tour victory, 1 stroke ahead of Robert Allenby of Australia
  • May 15 Jessica Watson at age 16 becomes the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world
  • May 15 135th Preakness: Martin Garcia aboard Lookin At Lucky wins in 1:55.47
  • May 15 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (88,335): Chelsea beats Portsmouth,1-0; Didier Drogba scores 59' winner; Blues' 6th title
  • May 16 ICC Women's Cricket T20 World Cup, Bridgetown, Barbados: Elise Perry with 3 for 18 off 4 overs leads Australia (106/8) to 3 run victory over New Zealand 103/6

Sports History

May 22 UEFA Champions League Final, Madrid: Internazionale beats Bayern Munich, 2-0; Inter's 3rd title and first treble (Italian Serie A & Cup)

  • May 23 NHL Western Conference Finals: Chicago Black Hawks beat San Jose Sharks, 4 games to 0
  • May 24 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Philadelphia Flyers beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 1
  • May 29 Philadelphia Phillies' Roy Halladay becomes 20th pitcher to throw a perfect game (1-0 vs Florida Marlins), in Miami
  • May 29 Super Rugby Final, Orlando Stadium, Soweto: Bulls (Pretoria) successfully defend their title with a 25-17 win over the Stormers (Cape Town) in an all-South African final
  • May 29 In an all South African Super 14 Rugby final, the Bulls (Pretoria) retain title, 25-17 over the Stormers (Cape Town) at the Orlando Stadium, Soweto; Morné Steyn kicks 6 penalties and a conversion for the Bulls
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Scotsman Dario Franchitti driving for Target Chip Ganassi Racing wins his 2nd Indy title ahead of Dan Wheldon and Marco Andretti

Sports History

May 30 Senior PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Colorado GC: Tom Lehman wins first of 3 Champions Tour major titles with a par on the first hole of a playoff with Fred Couples and David Frost


Deaths in Sport

  • May 4 Ernie Harwell, American sportscaster (b. 1918)
  • May 6 Robin Roberts, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (7 x MLB All Star; won 28 consecutive complete games 1952-53; Philadelphia Phillies), dies at 83
  • May 15 Besian Idrizaj, Footballer (b. 1987)
  • May 21 Trevor Meale, New Zealand cricketer (batted in 2 Tests NZ v England 1958), dies at 81
  • May 23 Jose Lima, Dominican baseball player (b. 1972)
  • May 24 Morrie Martin, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1949-59 (Brooklyn Dodgers, Philadelphia Athletics, and 5 other teams), and double Purple Heart Army veteran, dies at 87
  • May 25 Alexander Belostenny, Ukrainian basketball player (b. 1959)
  • May 25 Alan Hickinbotham, Australian businessman, football player, & football coach (b. 1925)