Events in Sport in 1904

  • Jan 4 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 beat Winnipeg Rowing Club, 2 games to 1
  • Jan 28 1st college sports letters given to Seniors who played on University of Chicago's football team are awarded blankets with letter "C" on them
  • Feb 25 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Toronto Marlboroughs in 2 games
  • Mar 1 England regains cricket Ashes taking a 3-1 series lead v Australia
  • Mar 8 Hugh Trumble takes a hat-trick in his final Test Cricket match
  • Mar 9 Brandon's Lester Patrick becomes 1st hockey defenseman to score a goal
  • Mar 11 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Brandon Wheat Kings in 2 games
  • Mar 25 66th Grand National: Arthur Birch aboard Moifaa wins
  • Apr 5 The first international rugby league match is played between England and an Other Nationalities team (Welsh & Scottish players) in Central Park, Wigan, England.
  • Apr 19 8th Boston Marathon won by Michael Spring of NY in 2:38:04.4

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 21 Ty Cobb makes his pro debut for Augusta (South Atlantic League)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • May 2 30th Kentucky Derby: Shorty Prior riding Elwood wins in 2:08.50

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 5 Cy Young of Boston pitches perfect game against Philadelphia A's (3-0)

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • May 21 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) forms in Paris
  • May 25 38th Belmont: George Odom aboard Delhi wins in 2:06.6
  • May 27 NL record of 5 stolen bases in a game (Dennis McGann, NY Giants)
  • May 28 29th Preakness: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Bryn Mawr wins in 1:44.2
  • Jun 10 44th British Golf Open: Jack White shoots a 296 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • Jun 11 Cubs' Bob Wicker no-hits NY Giants, wins in 12th on 1 hitter, 1-0
  • Jun 21 Boston Herald tells of Red Sox trade "Dougherty as a Yankee," 1st known reference to NY club as Yankees (became Yankees in 1913)
  • Jun 25 18th U.S. Women's National Championship: May Sutton beats Elisabeth Moore (6-1, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 29 21st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats Charlotte Cooper (6-0 6-3)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jun 29 28th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley (6-1 7-5 8-6)
  • Jul 1 3rd modern Olympic games opens in St Louis
  • Jul 5 Giants 18-game winning streak ends as Phillies win 6-5 in 10 inn
  • Jul 5 4th Davis Cup: British Isles beats Belgium in Wimbledon (5-0)
  • Jul 9 10th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 303 at Glen View Club IL
  • Jul 24 2nd Tour de France won by Henri Cornet of France
  • Aug 17 Boston's Jesse Tannehell no-hits Chicago White Sox, 6-0

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Aug 25 James J Jeffries TKOs Jack Munroe in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Aug 29 3rd modern Olympic Games opens in St Louis, the 1st held in the U.S.
  • Aug 30 Thomas Hicks wins 3rd Olympics marathon (3:28:53.0) (40 km)
  • Aug 31 24th U.S. Men's National Championship: Holcombe Ward beats William Clothier (10-8, 6-4, 9-7)
  • Sep 3 St Louis Olympics closes
  • Sep 6 Soccer team Rheden forms
  • Sep 9 Boston Herald again refers to NY baseball club as Yankees, when it reports "Yankees take 2," Yankee name not official till 1913
  • Sep 30 White Sox lefty Doc White, pitches his 5th shutout in 18 days
  • Oct 8 1st Vanderbilt Cup auto race (Hicksville, Long Island, NY)
  • Oct 10 Yanks 2 games out play 1st place Red Sox on final day doubleheader 41 game winner Chesbro loses 1st game & chance at pennant
  • Oct 10 Boston pitchers achieve 148 complete games-an AL record, also record for total complete games AL 1,098, NL 1,089
  • Nov 12 9th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 29-5 in Birmingham
  • Nov 23 3rd Olympic games close in St Louis
  • Dec 19 Dawson City hockey team begins 9 day walk to get a boat to Seattle to catch a train to Ottawa to play in Stanley Cup on Jan 13 1905