On This Day

On This Day in Sport for May 12

Events in Sport

  • 1890 First official County Cricket Championship match begins; Yorkshire beats Gloucestershire by 8 wickets at Bristol; James Cranston scores first century (101) in the competition
  • 1909 34th Preakness: Willie Doyle aboard Effendi wins in 1:39.8
  • 1910 Philadelphia Athletics pitcher Charles "Chief" Bender no-hits Cleveland Naps, 4-0
  • 1913 English runner Harry Green runs world record marathon 2:38:16.2 in the Polytechnic Marathon in London, England
  • 1917 42nd Preakness: E Haynes aboard Kalitan wins in 1:54.4
  • 1917 43rd Kentucky Derby: Charles Borel on Omar Khayyam wins in 2:04.6
  • 1919 New York Yankees and Washington Senators play second straight extra inning tie, 4-4 in 15 innings at the Polo Grounds; 0-0 in 12 the previous day
  • 1923 48th Preakness: Benny Marinelli aboard Vigil wins in 1:53.6
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1909 Bertha Townsend, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1888-89), dies at 40
  • 1957 Alfonso de Portago, Spanish bobsledder and race car driver (b. 1928)
  • 1960 Prince Aly Khan [Ali Salman Aga Khan], Pakistani socialite, jockey, political ambassador and third husband to Rita Hayworth, dies from injuries sustained in a car accident at 48
  • 1963 Robert Kerr, Canadian runner (1908 Olympics), dies at 80
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