Events in Sport in 1911

  • Jan 2 Bkln Dodgers pres Charles Ebbets announces purchase of grounds to build a new concrete-and-steel stadium to seat 30,000
  • Jan 10 Trumper scored double cricket ton v South Africa, goes on to get 214
  • Mar 13 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Galt (Ont) 7-4
  • Mar 16 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Port Arthur (Ont) 13-4
  • Mar 20 National Squash Tennis Association forms (NYC)
  • Mar 24 73rd Grand National: Mr Jack Anthony aboard Glenside wins
  • Apr 4 Hugh Chalmers, automaker, suggests idea of baseball MVP

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Apr 15 Walter Johnson pitches a record tying 4 strike outs in an inning

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Apr 19 15th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:21:39.6
  • May 13 37th Kentucky Derby: George Archibald aboard Meridian wins in 2:05
  • May 17 36th Preakness: Eddie Dugan aboard Watervale wins in 1:51
  • May 19 Philadelphia Athletics are 12½ games back in AL, & will win World Series
  • May 22 Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row
  • May 30 1st Indianapolis 500 car race, Ray Harroun wins at 74.59 MPH (120 KPH)
  • Jun 5 Red Sox Joe Wood strikes out 3 pinch hitters in 9th for 5-4 win
  • Jun 11 Tigers trailing White Sox 13-1 come back to win 16-15
  • Jun 16 A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Columbia County, Wisconsin damaging a barn.
  • Jun 17 25th U.S. Women's National Championship: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Florence Sutton (8-10, 6-1, 9-7)
  • Jun 24 17th US Golf Open: John McDermott shoots a 307 at Chicago GC in Ill
  • Jun 30 51st British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 303 at Royal St George's Golf Club

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Jul 3 Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game. Does not get a hit next day

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Jul 4 White Sox Ed Walsh stops Ty Cobb's 40-game hitting streak as Cobb goes 0 for 4
  • Jul 7 28th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats Dora Boothby (6-0 6-0)
  • Jul 8 35th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Anthony Wilding beats H Roper-Barrett (6-4 4-6 2-6 6-2)
  • Jul 20 Boston Red Sox Smokey Joe Wood no-hits St Louis Browns, 5-0
  • Jul 29 Boston Red Sox Joe Wood no-hits St Louis Browns, 5-0
  • Jul 30 9th Tour de France won by Gustave Garrigou of France
  • Aug 27 Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits Boston, 5-0
  • Sep 3 31st U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Maurice McLoughlin (6-4, 6-4, 6-2)

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Sep 12 Boston's Cy Young vs Christy Mathewson of Giants, Giants win 9-0

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • Sep 22 Cy Young beats Pitts 1-0 for his final career victory, number 511
  • Oct 6 Cy Young's farewell appearance in a major league game is a letdown as he loses to Brooklyn 13-3 in a Braves uniform in his 906th game
  • Oct 11 Ty Cobb (AL) & Frank Schulte (NL) are 1st MVPs, each gets an auto
  • Oct 14 Largest baseball crowd ever 38,281 (Polo Grounds) see Giants beat A's, 2-1 (gate is record $77,379)
  • Oct 21 Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta Unions form Western Canada Rugby Football Union
  • Oct 26 Philadelphia A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 8th World Series
  • Nov 25 3rd CFL Grey Cup: U of Toronto defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-7
  • Nov 25 7th Australasian Championships: Norman Brookes beats Horace Rice (6-1, 6-2, 6-3)
  • Dec 30 Crickets S F Barnes takes 5-6 in 1st 11 overs v Aust at MCG