On This Day

Events in Sport in May 1919

  • May 4 1st legal Sunday baseball game in NYC, 35,000 watch the Phillies beat the NY Giants 4-3
  • May 8 Appingedam soccer team forms
  • May 10 45th Kentucky Derby: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 2:09.8
  • May 11 Cincinnati Reds Hod Eller no-hits St Louis Cards, 6-0

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May 11 Washington Senators future Baseball Hall of Fame ace Walter Johnson pitches 12 scoreless innings in a famous 0-0 duel with Jack Quinn of the NY Yankees at the Polo Grounds

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • May 12 Yanks & Senators play 2nd straight extra inning tie, 4-4 in 15
  • May 14 44th Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 1:53
  • May 15 Brooklyn Dodgers score 10 runs in 13th to beat Reds 10-0

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May 25 Casey Stengel releases a sparrow from under his baseball cap

Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel
Baseball Hall of Fame Manager
Casey Stengel
  • May 31 Indianapolis 500: Howdy Wilcox wins in 5:40:42.930 (141.703 km/h)