On This Day

Events in Sport in May 1890

  • May 12 First official County Cricket Championship match begins; Yorkshire beats Gloucestershire by 8 wickets at Bristol; James Cranston scores first century (101) in the competition
  • May 13 18th Preakness: W Martin aboard Montague wins in 2:36.75
  • May 14 16th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Riley wins in 2:45
  • May 30 First baseman Dave Foutz hits Brooklyn Bridegrooms' (later Dodgers) first ever home run during doubleheader defeats to Chicago Colts at Washington Park, Brooklyn