August 1903 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 7 Tommy Corcoran sets MLB record for shortstops when he records 14 assists in Cincinnati's 4 - 2 win v St. Louis Cardinals
  • Aug 8 3rd Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Boston (4-1)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Aug 14 James J. Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Aug 15 New Zealand's All Blacks play their first Rugby Test Match against Australia's Wallabies at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney; New Zealand win 22-3
  • Aug 19 Philadelphia Phillies suffer record 9th straight postponed game
  • Aug 26 Phillies walk 17 Dodgers in a game
  • Aug 26 23rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Englishman Laurence Doherty beats American William Larned 6-0, 6-3, 10-8

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 25 Arpad Elo, American chess writer and creator of the Elo rating system for two-player games such as chess, born in Egyházaskesző, Hungary (d. 1992)