On This Day

On This Day in Sport for May 2

Events in Sport

  • 1876 Ross Barnes hit 1st home run in National League
  • 1903 29th Kentucky Derby: Hal Booker riding Judge Himes wins in 2:09
  • 1904 30th Kentucky Derby: Shorty Prior riding Elwood wins in 2:08.50
  • 1906 32nd Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Troxler aboard Sir Huon wins in 2:08.8
  • 1909 Honus Wagner steals his way around bases in 1st inning against Cubs
  • 1920 1st game of National Negro Baseball League played in Indianapolis
  • 1923 MLB Washington Senator Walter Johnson pitches his 100th shutout, beats Yanks 3-0
  • 1936 62nd Kentucky Derby: Ira Hanford aboard Bold Venture wins in 2:03.6
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1918 Ernie Parker, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1913), dies in action WWI at 34
  • 1961 J C White, English cricket spin bowler (15 Tests, 49 wickets; 10-76 Somerset v Worcestershire 1921), dies at 70
  • 1963 Jack Crawford, English cricket all-rounder (12 Tests; Surrey, South Australia, Otago), dies at 76
  • 1980 Clarrie Grimmett, Australian cricket spin bowler (37 Tests; 216 wickets @ 24.21; ICC Cricket Hall of Fame), dies at 88
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