1899 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Jan 7 Walter Camp publishes his 1st All-American football team in Collier's
  • Feb 12 1st 2-man team 6-day bicycle race in US begins, Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • Feb 16 Pelham Warner scores 132 on Test Cricket debut (Eng v SA Johannesburg)
  • Feb 18 Stanley Cup: Mont Shamrocks sweep Queens U (Kingston Ont) in 2 games
  • Mar 14 Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks beat Winnipeg Victorias, 6-2
  • Mar 24 61st Grand National: George Williamson aboard Manifesto wins
  • Apr 19 3rd Boston Marathon won by Lawrence Brignolia of Mass in 2:54:38
  • May 4 25th Kentucky Derby: Fred Taral aboard Manuel wins in 2:12
  • May 25 33rd Belmont: R Clawson aboard Jean Beraud wins in 2:23
  • May 30 24th Preakness: R Clawson aboard Half Time wins in 1:47
  • Jun 1 Cricket test debut of Wilfred Rhodes & Victor Trumper in Grace's last
  • Jun 3 W G Grace's last day of Test cricket aged 50 yrs 320 days
  • Jun 8 39th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 310 at Royal St George's Golf Club

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 9 James J. Jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Jun 16 Victor Trumper's 1st Test Cricket century 135* v England, Lord's
  • Jun 24 13th U.S. Women's National Championship: Marion Jones beats Maud Banks (6-1, 6-1, 7-5)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 27 16th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley beats Charlotte Cooper (6-2 6-3)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jun 27 23rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: R.F. Doherty beats Arthur Gore 1-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
  • Jul 29 Southern California Golf Association forms
  • Aug 21 19th U.S. Men's National Championship: Malcolm Whitman beats J. Parmly Paret (6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5)
  • Sep 15 5th US Golf Open: Willie Smith shoots a 315 at Baltimore CC MD
  • Oct 10 African-American inventor Issac R. Johnson patents the bicycle frame
  • Oct 20 Columbia (US) beats Shamrock (England) in 11th America's Cup
  • Nov 3 James J. Jeffries beats Tom Sharkey in 25 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Dec 12 George F Bryant of Boston patents the wooden golf tee

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 23 Glen Kidston, British aviator and racing driver (d. 1931)
  • Jan 27 Béla Guttmann, Hungarian footballer and coach (Benfica, 100 year curse), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1981)
  • Feb 3 Forrest "Red" DeBernardi, basketball hall of famer (elected 1961)
  • Mar 25 Burt Munro, New Zealand motorcycle racer (d. 1978)
  • Mar 28 August A. "Gussie" Busch, Jr., American brewing magnate and American baseball executive, born in St Louis (d. 1989)
  • Mar 28 Buck Shaw, American football player and coach, born in Mitchellville, Iowa (d. 1977)
  • Apr 3 David Jack, English footballer (scored 267 goals from 521 appearances), born in Bolton, Lancashire, England (d. 1958)
  • Apr 4 William Brann, South African cricketer (South African batsman v England 1922-23), born in Port Elizabeth, Cape Province (d. 1953)

Person of interestLeo Diegel

Apr 27 Leo Diegel, American golfer (two-time PGA Champion), born in Detroit, Michigan

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel
  • May 14 Earle Combs, American baseball player (d. 1976)
  • May 24 Suzanne Lenglen, French Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times)
  • Jul 10 Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist, born in Gränichen, Switzerland (d. 1978)
  • Jul 27 Perc Hornibrook, Australian cricket left-arm bowler (20's), born in Obi Obi, Queensland, Australia (d. 1976)
  • Jul 29 Walter Beall, American baseball player (d. 1959)
  • Aug 3 Louis Chiron, Monégasque racing drive, born in Monte Carlo, Monaco (d. 1979)
  • Aug 12 Ben Sealey, West Indian cricketer (d. 1963)
  • Sep 2 Hans Nielsen, Danish lightweight and featherweight boxer (Olympic gold 1924)
  • Sep 9 Waite Hoyt, American baseball player (d. 1984)
  • Oct 10 Brian Norton, South African tennis player (Wimbledon runner-up 1921), born in Robben Island, South Africa (d. 1956)
  • Oct 11 A L "Oosh" Ochse, cricketer (no relation to A E South African fast bowler)
  • Oct 11 Eddie Dyer, American baseball player (d. 1964)
  • Oct 14 Alan Washbond, American 2-man bobsled (Olympic gold 1932)
  • Nov 4 Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish cyclist (d. 1985)
  • Nov 11 Harold "Pie" Traynor, baseball hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates)
  • Dec 2 John Cobb, British racing driver (d. 1952)
  • Dec 2 Ray Morehart, American baseball player (d. 1989)
  • Dec 4 Charles William (Charlie) Spencer Newcastle and England football player (d. 1953)
  • Dec 15 Harold Abrahams, English sprinter (d. 1978)
  • Dec 27 Paul Costello, American double sculls (Olympic gold 1920, 24, 28)

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 24 Billy Barnes, cricketer (725 runs in 21 Tests for England), dies
  • Apr 22 E J (Ned) Gregory, cricketer (one Test for Aust), dies
  • Sep 2 Ernest Renshaw, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1888), dies of effects of carbolic acid at 38