Events in Sport in 1934

  • Jan 1 20th Rose Bowl: Columbia beats Stanford, 7-0

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Jan 2 Bradman scores 253 NSW v Queensland, 204 mins, 29 fours 4 sixes

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 5 National & American baseball leagues select a uniform ball

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Jan 15 Babe Ruth signs a 1934 contract for $35,000 ($17,000 cut)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Jan 17 Carl Hubbell, NL MVP winner, gets $18,000 contract by the NY Giants
  • Jan 17 NY Giants reward MVP pitcher Carl Hubbell with $18,000 contract
  • Jan 26 Bradman scores 128 NSW v Victoria, 96 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes
  • Jan 27 27th Women's Australian Championships: Joan Hartigan Bathurst beats Margaret Molesworth (6-1, 6-4)
  • Jan 27 27th Men's Australian Championships: Fred Perry beats Jack Crawford (6-3, 7-5, 6-1)
  • Jan 30 Bert Ironmonger ends Sheffield Shield career age 51 yrs 298 days
  • Feb 14 NHL Ace Bailey Benefit Game: Toronto beats All-Stars 7-3 in Toronto
  • Feb 23 Casey Stengel becomes manager of Brooklyn Dodgers
  • Mar 1 Primo Carnera beats Tommy Loughran in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Mar 10 Longest undefeated streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history ends - 18 games with 15 wins, 3 ties
  • Mar 11 Netherlands beats Belgium at soccer 9-3
  • Mar 20 Female Babe Didrickson pitches hitless inning for Philadelphia A's in exhibition game against Brooklyn Dodgers
  • Mar 21 Babe Didrikson pitches an inning in an A's-Dodgers exhibition game Walks 1, hits the next guy, 3rd guy hits into triple-play
  • Mar 23 93rd Grand National: Gerry Wilson aboard Golden Miller wins
  • Mar 25 1st Masters Golf Tournament: Horton Smith wins, shooting a 284
  • Apr 10 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks beat Detroit Red Wings, 3 games to 1
  • Apr 17 New Fenway Park opens, Washington Senators beat Red Sox 6-5
  • Apr 19 38th Boston Marathon won by Dave Komonen of Canada in 2:32:53.8
  • Apr 21 Moe Berg, Senators catcher, plays AL record 117th cons errorless game
  • Apr 28 Soccer team Blue White '34 forms
  • Apr 29 Pitts is last major league city to play a home game on a Sunday
  • May 3 Bradman scores 206 Aust v Worcestershire, 210 mins, 27 fours
  • May 5 60th Kentucky Derby: Mack Garner aboard Cavalcade wins in 2:04
  • May 6 Red Sox score 12 runs in 4th inning including record 4 consecutive triples hit by Carl Reynolds, Moose Solters, Rick Ferrell, & B Walters
  • May 9 Bradman out for a Cricket duck against Cambridge University!
  • May 12 59th Preakness: Robert Jones aboard High Quest wins in 1:58.2
  • May 28 Bradman gets 160 Aust v Middlesex, 124 mins, 27 fours, 1x6, 1x5
  • May 28 Hobbs scores his 197th & last FC cricket ton at 51 years 163 days
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Bill Cummings wins in 4:46:05.254 (168.761 km/h)
  • Jun 1 AFC '34 soccer team forms in Alkmaar
  • Jun 2 39th Men's French Championships: Gottfried von Cramm beats Jack Crawford (6-4, 7-9, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3)
  • Jun 2 39th Women's French Championships: Margaret Scriven beats Helen Jacobs (7-5, 4-6, 6-1)
  • Jun 9 38th US Golf Open: Olin Dutra shoots a 293 at Merion Cricket Club PA
  • Jun 9 66th Belmont: Wayne D Wright aboard Peace Chance wins in 2:29.2
  • Jun 10 FIFA World Cup: Italy beats Czechoslovakia 2-1 (OT) in footballs 2nd World Cup in Rome

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Jun 25 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits for the cycle beating White Sox 11-2

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Jun 25 Yank pitcher John Broaca ties record by striking out 5 times
  • Jun 29 69th British Golf Open: Henry Cotton shoots a 283 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • Jun 30 NFL's Portsmouth Spartans become Detroit Lions
  • Jul 6 47th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothy Little beats H Jacobs (6-2 5-7 6-3)
  • Jul 6 54th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Fred Perry beats J Crawford (6-3 6-0 7-5)

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Jul 7 Elizabeth Ryan wins her 12th Wimbledon doubles championship

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • Jul 10 2nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-7 at Polo Grounds, New York
  • Jul 12 Willy de Supervise swims world record 400m (5:16.0)
  • Jul 13 Babe Ruth hits HR #700 (against Detroit)
  • Jul 14 Phillies score 11 runs in an inning, beats Cincinnati 18-0
  • Jul 16 Bradman scores 140 Aust v Yorkshire, 120 mins, 22 fours 2 sixes
  • Jul 17 Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland
  • Jul 23 Bradman completes 304 at Headingley, 430 mins, 43 fours 2 sixes
  • Jul 29 17th PGA Championship: Paul Runyan at Park CC Williamsville NY
  • Jul 29 28th Tour de France won by Antonin Magne of France
  • Jul 31 29th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats USA in Wimbledon (4-1)
  • Jul 31 St Louis Cards defeat Cincinnati Reds 8-6 in 18 innings, pitchers Dizzy Dean & Tony Freitos go the distant
  • Aug 4 NY Giants Mel Ott sets record of 6 runs in game & beats Phillies 21-4
  • Aug 10 Babe Ruth announces this is his final season as full time player
  • Aug 18 Donald Bradman (244) and Ponsford score 451 in partnership in 316 minutes for Australia against England
  • Aug 18 48th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Jacobs beats Sarah Palfrey Cooke (6-1, 6-3)
  • Aug 19 Paul Runyan wins PGA golf tournament
  • Aug 20 Ponsford out for 266 in his final Test Cricket match
  • Aug 22 Australia beat England by 562 runs to regain Cricket Ashes
  • Aug 22 Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell hits 2 HRs to beat White Sox 3-2 in 12
  • Aug 31 1st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 0, All-Stars 0 (79,432)
  • Sep 4 Bradman scores 149* Aust v Eng XI, 104 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes
  • Sep 8 Bradman scores 132 v Leveson-Gower XI, 90 mins, 24 fours 1 six
  • Sep 9 Armas Toivonen becomes 1st European marathoner (2:52:29.0)
  • Sep 12 54th U.S. Men's National Championship: Fred Perry beats Wilmer Allison (6-4, 6-3, 1-6, 8-6)
  • Sep 13 Judge Landis sells World Series broadcast rights to Ford for $100,000
  • Sep 21 St Louis Card Paul Dean no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 3-0
  • Sep 24 2,500 fans see Babe Ruth's farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium
  • Sep 24 Idle Detroit wins pennant, as Red Sox beat Yankees 5-0
  • Sep 25 Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,500th consecutive game
  • Sep 25 Rainbow (US) beats Endeavour (England) in 16th America's Cup
  • Sep 30 Babe Ruth's final game as a Yankee, goes 0 for 3
  • Oct 9 St Louis Cards beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3 in 31st World Series
  • Oct 13 11th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 16-13 in Annapolis
  • Oct 20 All-Star team led by Babe Ruth & Connie Mack sails to Hawaii & Japan
  • Oct 26 While Wash player-mgr Joe Cronin honeymoons with Mildred Robertson owner Clark Griffith's niece & adopted daughter, he is sold to Red Sox
  • Oct 28 Brooklyn & Pittsburgh play a penalty free NFL game
  • Nov 2 Babe Ruth tours Tokyo, Japan
  • Nov 3 Although Lou Gehrig wins Triple Crown, Mickey Cochrane wins AL MVP
  • Nov 4 Pitts ends Detroit Lions' shutout streak at 7 games but loses 40-7
  • Nov 6 NFL Philadelphia Eagles beat Cincinnati Reds 64-0
  • Nov 11 1st penalty shot vs Toronto Maple Leafs, Mondou (Mont) unsuccessful
  • Nov 20 Eiji Sawamura, 17, gives up 1 hit, Lou Gehrig's HR, US beats Japan 1-0
  • Nov 20 Toronto Maple Leaf Harvey Jackson is 1st to score 4 goals in a period

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Nov 21 NY Yankees buy Joe DiMaggio from SF Seals (Pacific Coast League)

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Nov 24 CFL Grey Cup: Sarnia beats Regina, 20-12 at Toronto
  • Nov 29 Chicago Bears beat Detroit (19-16) in 1st NFL game broadcast nationally
  • Dec 9 NY Giants defeat Chicago Bears 30-13 for NFL championship
  • Dec 10 NFL adopts player waiver rule; applies after 6th game of season
  • Dec 11 1st Toronto Maple Leaf penalty shot, Conacher unsuccessful vs Rangers
  • Dec 11 Ford C Frick becomes president of baseball's National League
  • Dec 11 NL votes to permit night baseball (up to 7 games per home team)
  • Dec 26 Yomiuri Giants, Japan's 1st professional baseball team forms
  • Dec 29 1st collegiate basketball doubleheader (Madison Square Garden)