Events in Sport in May 1883

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  • May 1 First National League baseball game in Philadelphia since 1876, Providence Greys beat Philadelphia Quakers 4-3
  • May 1 Bob Rogers is acknowledged as the first American pro sports trainer when he is hired by the NY Athletic Club
  • May 22 Cubs' Billy Sunday's 1st at bat, begins 14 consecutive strikes out
  • May 23 9th Kentucky Derby: William Donohue aboard Leonatus wins in 2:43
  • May 23 Baseball game between one-armed and one-legged players at Recreation Park, Philadelphia, Snorkeys defeat the Hoppers 33-17
  • May 26 11th Preakness: G Barbee aboard Jacobus wins in 2:42.5