Year 1901 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 31 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Winnipeg Victorias edge Montreal Shamrocks, 2-1 to sweep challenge series, 2-0
  • Mar 11 Cincinnati Enquirer reports Baltimore manager John McGraw signed Cherokee Indian Tokohoma, who is really black 2nd baseman Charlie Grant
  • Mar 13 Amidst increasing anti-gambling sentiment, wagering on horse racing is banned in San Francisco, CA; Ingleside Race Track closes March 15
  • Mar 29 63rd Grand National: Jockey Arthur Nightingall wins his 3rd GN aboard 9/1 shot Grudon in a howling snowstorm
  • Apr 15 5th Boston Marathon won for second straight year by Canadian Jim Caffrey in race record 2:29:23.6
  • Apr 24 The Chicago White Stockings win against the Cleveland Blues in the 1st game played in baseball's American League
  • Apr 25 Erve Beck hits American League's 1st home run
  • Apr 25 In last of 9th, Detroit Tigers, trailing by 13-4, score 10 runs to win one of greatest comebacks in baseball (1st game in Detroit)
  • Apr 26 Jimmy Collins, having left the Boston Beaneaters (NL), captains and manages his first game for the Boston Americans (loses 10-6 at Baltimore Orioles)
  • Apr 28 Cleveland's Bock Baker gives up a record 23 singles as White Sox beat Blues (Cleveland Blues!) 13-1
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Sports Stars Married in 1901


Sports Stars Who Died in 1901

  • Jul 13 Peter Jackson, Australian heavyweight boxer (International Boxing Hall of Fame), dies from tuberculosis at 40
  • Dec 1 George Lohmann, England cricket medium pace bowler (18 Tests, 112 wickets @ 10.75), dies of tuberculosis at 36