On This Day

Events in Sport in May 1920

  • May 1 Roermond Football Club (1936 KNVB Cup) is established in Netherlands

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May 1 Legendary slugger Babe Ruth records his first HR for the New York Yankees in 6-0 win over his former club, the Boston Red Sox

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • May 1 Longest MLB game by innings - Brooklyn Robins tie the Boston Braves, 1-1, in 26 innings
  • May 2 1st game of National Negro Baseball League played in Indianapolis
  • May 8 46th Kentucky Derby: Ted Rice aboard Paul Jones wins by a head from Upset in 2:09

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May 14 Washington Senator Walter Johnson wins his 300th game vs Detroit

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • May 14 Giants inform Yankees that the lease allowing them to play in the Polo Grounds will not be renewed at end of 1920 season
  • May 15 Soccer team ADO '20 forms in Heemskerk
  • May 18 45th Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Man o' War wins in 1:51.6
  • May 20 Policemen raid the Cubs' bleachers & arrest 24 fans for gambling
  • May 31 Indianapolis 500: French driver Gaston Chevrolet accompanied by riding mechanic John Bresnahan wins the race without a single tire change, a remarkable feat at the time