On This Day

Events in Sport in May 1946

  • May 4 72nd Kentucky Derby: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:06.6
  • May 8 Red Sox Johnny Pesky scores 6 runs in 1 game
  • May 10 Red Sox win 15th straight beat Yanks 5-4, DiMaggio hits Grand Slam
  • May 11 1st night game at Boston Braves Field (Giants 5, Braves 1)
  • May 11 71st Preakness: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:01.4
  • May 20 Cubs Claude Passeau makes his 1st error since September 21, 1941, ending pitcher's fielding record of 273 consecutive errorless chances
  • May 22 Yankees turn triple-play & defeat Tigers 5-3
  • May 24 Bill Dickey replaces Joe McCarthy as Yankee manager
  • May 26 2-for-42 & hitting .048 for 1946, Mel Ott stops playing baseball
  • May 28 1st night game at Yankee stadium (Senators 2, Yanks 1)
  • May 30 Bama Rowell hits a home run in a baseball match - the ball shatters Bulova Clock in Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Resumes after WWII; George Robson wins by 44 seconds ahead of rookie Jimmy Jackson