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  • Mar 13 Dodgers manager Wilbert Robinson tries to catch a baseball dropped from an airplane, but the pilot substituted a grapefruit
  • Mar 26 Stanley Cup: Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) sweep Ottawa Senators
  • Mar 26 77th Grand National: Mr Jack Anthony aboard Ally Sloper wins
  • Apr 5 Jess Willard KOs Jack Johnson in 26 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Apr 19 19th Boston Marathon won by Edouard Fabre of Canada in 2:31:41.2
  • Apr 22 NY Yankees don pinstripes & hat-in-the-ring logo for 1st time

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May 6 Red Sox Babe Ruth pitching debut & 1st HR, loses to Yanks 4-3 in 15

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • May 8 41st Kentucky Derby: Joe Notter aboard Regret wins in 2:05.4
  • May 17 40th Preakness: Douglas Hoffman aboard Rhine Maiden wins in 1:58
  • May 17 Cubs George "Zip" Zabel relieves with 2 outs in 1st & winds up with 4-3 19-inning win over Brooklyn in longest relief job ever
  • May 31 Indianapolis 500: Ralph DePalma wins in 5:33:55.619 (144.583 km/h)
  • Jun 5 47th Belmont: George Byrne aboard The Finn wins in 2:18.6
  • Jun 13 29th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt beats Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman (4-6, 6-2, 6-0)
  • Jun 18 21st US Golf Open: John Travers shoots a 297 at Baltusrol GC NJ
  • Jul 18 Boston Braves start move from last place to become world series champs
  • Jul 19 Wash Nationals steal record 8 bases vs Cleve Indians in the 1st inning

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Jul 29 Pirate Honus Wagner at 41, hits a grand slam HR

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • Aug 18 Braves Field opens in Boston to see Braves beat Cards 3-1
  • Aug 20 White Sox obtain Joe Jackson from Cleve in exchange for Robert Roth, Larry Chappell, Ed Klepfer, & $31,500
  • Aug 21 11th Australasian Championships: Gordon Lowe beats Horace Rice (4-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-4)
  • Aug 31 Chicago White Sox Jimmy Lavender no-hits NY Giants, 2-0
  • Sep 8 35th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Johnston beats Maurice McLoughlin (1-6, 6-0, 7-5, 10-8)
  • Sep 18 Boston Braves trounce St Louis Cardinals 20-1
  • Sep 22 Red Sox ask Braves for use of their larger park for World Series
  • Sep 29 Philadelphia Phillies clinch their 1st pennant
  • Sep 30 Red Sox clinch AL pennant by beating Detroit
  • Oct 8 Phillies win their 1st & only World Series game before 1980, beating Red Sox, 3-1, with an 8th inning 2 run rally

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Oct 9 Woodrow Wilson becomes first US President to attend a World Series game

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Oct 13 Boston Red Sox beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 1 in 12th World Series
  • Nov 20 7th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Toronto Rowing, 13-7
  • Dec 14 Jack Johnson is 1st black world heavyweight boxing champion
  • Dec 22 Federal Baseball League disolved
  • Dec 22 Organized baseball & Federal League sign a peace treaty at Cincinnati