Year 1903 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Apr 22 NY Highlanders (Yankees) first MLB game; lose 3-1 before 11,950 vs Washington Senators at American League Park
  • Jul 19 1st Tour de France: French rider Maurice Garin wins inaugural event
  • Aug 15 New Zealand's All Blacks play their first Rugby Test Match against Australia's Wallabies at the Sydney Cricket Ground; New Zealand win 22-3
  • Oct 13 1st Baseball World Series: Boston Americans beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-0 in Game 8 at Huntington Avenue for a 5-3 series victory
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Sports Stars Who Died in 1903

  • Jan 4 W H M "Dicky" Richards, cricketer (score 4 & 0 in Test for S Af), dies
  • May 1 Arthur Haygarth, English cricket batsman (Middlesex & Surrey, cricket historian), dies at 77
  • May 19 Arthur Shrewsbury, English cricket batsman (23 Tests [7 captain]; 1277 runs @ 35 47; Nottinghamshire), dies at 47
  • Jul 2 Ed Delahanty, American Baseball HOF left fielder (NL batting champion 1899; NL home run leader 1893, 96; 3 × NL RBI leader; Philadelphia Phillies), dies intoxicated falling into Niagara Falls at 35
  • Jul 25 Willie Park Sr., Scottish golfer (British Open 1860, 63, 66, 75), dies at 70

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