Events in Sport in 1923

  • Jan 1 9th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Penn State, 14-3
  • Feb 13 1st Black pro Basketball team, "Renaissance", organizes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 17 Ottawa Senator Cy Denneny becomes NHL's all time scorer (143 goals)

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny
  • Feb 20 Christy Mathewson becomes President of Boston Braves
  • Mar 9 NHL Championship: Mont Canadiens outscore Ottawa Senators, 3-2, in 2
  • Mar 22 The first radio broadcast of ice hockey is made by Foster Hewitt.
  • Mar 23 82nd Grand National: Capt. Tuppy Bennett aboard Sergeant Murphy wins
  • Mar 26 Stanley Cup: Ott Senators beat Vanc Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 1
  • Mar 31 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators (NHL) sweep Edm Eskimos (WCHL) in 2 games
  • Apr 3 2 "Black Sox" sue White Sox (unsuccessfully) for back salary
  • Apr 17 Longest NL opening game, Phillies & Dodgers tie 5-5 in 14
  • Apr 19 27th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:23:37.4
  • Apr 28 Wembley Stadium opens - Bolton Wanderers vs West Ham United (FA Cup)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 2 Senator Walter Johnson pitches his 100th shutout, beats Yanks 3-0

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • May 11 10 HRs hit in Phillies 20-14 victory over St Louis Cards
  • May 12 48th Preakness: Benny Marinelli aboard Vigil wins in 1:53.6
  • May 19 49th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Zev wins in 2:05.4
  • May 26 1st Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance is run
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Tommy Milton wins in 5:31:19.618 (145.718 km/h)
  • Jun 1 NY Giants beat Phillies, 22-5, Giants score in every inning
  • Jun 9 55th Belmont: Earl Sande riding Zev wins in 2:19
  • Jun 15 58th British Golf Open: Arthur Havers shoots a 295 at Troon Golf Club
  • Jun 28 Dodgers lost 7-0 lead, as Phillies score 8 in bottom of 9th

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 4 Jack Dempsey beats Tommy Gibbon in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • Jul 6 36th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats K McKane (6-2 6-2)
  • Jul 7 43rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Johnston beats F Hunter (60 63 61)
  • Jul 7 Cleve Indians beat Boston Red Sox 27-3 with 13 runs in 6th inning
  • Jul 11 Harry Frazee, sells Red Sox to Ohio businessmen for $1M

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 15 27th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 296 at Inwood CC in NY

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • Jul 21 Phillies score 12 in 6th & beat Cubs 17-4
  • Jul 22 Walter Johnson becomes 1st to strikeout 3,000 (en route to 3,508)
  • Jul 22 17th Tour de France won by Henri Pelissier of France
  • Aug 3 Baseball games cancelled following the death of President Harding
  • Aug 9 NY State Golf Association formed

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 18 37th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (6-2, 6-1)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Aug 18 16th Women's Australasian Championships: Margaret Molesworth beats Esna Boyd (6-1, 7-5)
  • Aug 18 16th Men's Australasian Championships: Pat O'Hara Wood beats Bert St John (6-1, 6-1, 6-3)
  • Sep 1 18th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1), for their 4th straight Davis Cup
  • Sep 4 NY Yankee Sad Sam Jones no-hits Philadelphia A's, 2-0
  • Sep 5 Flyweights Gene LaRue & Kid Pancho KO each other simultaneously
  • Sep 7 Boston Red Sox Howard Ehmke no-hits Philadelphia A's, 4-0
  • Sep 11 After a single, Red Sox Howard Ehmke retires next 27 Yanks
  • Sep 14 Jack Dempsey KOs Luis Firpo in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Sep 14 Red Sox 1st baseman George Burns pulls off an unassisted triple play
  • Sep 15 Bill Tilden wins US Lawn Tennis Open
  • Sep 15 43rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Bill Johnston (6-4, 6-1, 6-4)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 27 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 1st of his 493 HRs

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Sep 28 Yanks slaughter Red Sox 24-4
  • Sep 29 6th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Pelham CC Pelham NY
  • Oct 4 Young Stribling held light-heavyweight boxing championship for shortest amount of time (3 hrs). Referee overturns decision
  • Oct 6 1st NL unassisted triple play (Ernie Padgett, Braves against Phillies)
  • Oct 10 NY Giants & NY Yankees become 1st teams to play each other for 3 consecutive World Series, also 1st played at Yankee Stadium

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 11 Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a World Series game

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Oct 12 NY Giant's Casey Stengel HR beats Yanks 1-0 in World Series
  • Oct 15 NY Yankees 1st World Series win beating NY Giants, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 19 Ban Johnson persuades AL owners to prohibit boxing in their parks
  • Oct 23 Babe Ruth makes a postseason exhibition appearance in a Giants uniform
  • Oct 23 Giants defeat Balt Orioles 9-0 to benefit former Giants owner John Day
  • Dec 1 CFL Grey Cup: Queen's U beats Regina 54-0 at Toronto
  • Dec 23 Yankees pitcher Carl Mays sold to Reds for $85,000