Events in Sport in May 1948

  • May 1 74th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:05.4

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May 8 Cricketer Don Bradman scores 146 Aust v Surrey, 174 mins, 15 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • May 15 73rd Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:02.4
  • May 15 Bradman scores 187 Aust v Essex, 124 minutes, 33 fours 1 five
  • May 20 Cleve Indians tie AL record of 18 walks (beat Red Sox 13-4)

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May 21 NY Yank Joe DiMaggio hits for cycle (single, double, triple, HR)

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio

Sport awardGolf Major

May 25 30th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Norwood Hills CC St Louis

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan

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May 27 Hank Greenberg buys an interest in the Cleveland Indians

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • May 29 47th Men's French Championships: Frank Parker beats Jaroslav Drobny (6-4, 7-5, 5-7, 8-6)
  • May 29 47th Women's French Championships: Nelly Landry beats Shirley Fry (6-2, 0-6, 6-0)

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May 30 Schenectady Blue Jays Tom Lasorda strikes out 25 in 15-inning game

Baseball Manager Tom Lasorda
Baseball Manager
Tom Lasorda
  • May 31 Indianapolis 500: Mauri Rose wins in 4:10:23.286 (192.822 km/h)