March 1900 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 8 NL decides to go with 8 teams They exclude Baltimore, Cleveland, Louisville & Washington (in 1953 Boston Braves move to Milwaukee)
  • Mar 10 Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks sweep Halifax Crescents in 2 games
  • Mar 16 AL meets in Chicago, Ban Johnson announces AL league will be Chicago White Stockings, Washington Senators, Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Blues, Boston Americans, Philadelphia Athletics and Baltimore Orioles
  • Mar 18 Ajax (Amsterdam Football Club), forms
  • Mar 30 62nd Grand National: Algy Anthony aboard Ambush II wins

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 4 Roberto Soundy, El Salvador, trap shooter (Olympic-1968)
  • Mar 6 Robert "Lefty" Grove, baseball pitcher (300 game winner)
  • Mar 29 Bill Aston, British racing driver (Aston Butterworth), born in Hopton, Staffordshire (d. 1974)

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 11 Edmund Peate, cricketer (9 Tests for England 1881-86), dies
  • Mar 31 Frank Milligan, cricketer (Mafeking 2 Tests Eng v South Africa 1898-99), dies