On This Day

On This Day in Sport for May 11

Events in Sport

  • 1887 13th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Lewis aboard Montrose wins in 2:39.25
  • 1888 16th Preakness: F Littlefield aboard Refund wins in 2:49
  • 1892 18th Kentucky Derby: Lonnie Clayton aboard Azra wins in 2:41½
  • 1893 Henri Desgrange establishes world's 1st bicycle world record, travelling 35.325 km (21.95 miles) an hour
  • 1897 Washington Senator catcher Charlie Farrell throws out 8 attempted stealers
  • 1900 James J. Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 23 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1912 38th Kentucky Derby: Carol H Shilling aboard Worth wins in 2:09.4
  • 1918 44th Kentucky Derby: William Knapp on Exterminator wins in 2:10.8
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1854 Jack Blackham, Australian cricket wicketkeeper (35 Tests, 4 x 50s, 61 dismissals; Victoria CA), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1932)
  • 1881 Al Cabrera, Spanish-born Cuban baseball player (d. 1964)
  • 1888 Willis Augustus Lee, American World War II admiral (Guadalcanal) and sport shooter (5 Olympic golds 1920), born in Natlee, Kentucky (d. 1945)
  • 1894 Florimond Cornellie, Belgian sailor (Olympic gold 1920)
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