On This Day

Events in Sport in May 1878

  • May 8 1st unassisted triple play in organized baseball, by Paul Hines
  • May 21 4th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Carter aboard Day Star wins in 2:37.25
  • May 27 6th Preakness: C Holloway aboard Duke of Magenta wins in 2:41.75

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 27 Australian cricket fast bowler Fred Spofforth takes 10-20 (6-4 and 4-16) in quick-fire 9 wicket tour match win over the MCC in London

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Fred Spofforth