March 1903 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 1 Major League Baseball Rules Committee rule that pitcher's mound must not be more than 15 inches higher than the baselines or home plate
  • Mar 4 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal HC beats Winnipeg Victorias, 4-1 for a 2-1 challenge series victory
  • Mar 12 New York Highlanders (Yankees) baseball franchise is approved as a member of the American League
  • Mar 14 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, Ontario: Ottawa HC beats Rat Portage Thisles, 4-2 for a 2-0 challenge series sweep
  • Mar 27 65th Grand National: Percy Woodland aboard 13/2 chance Drumcree wins by 3 lengths from Detail

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 6 Elizabeth Becker-Pinkston, American platform diver (Olympic gold 1924 and 1928), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • Mar 11 George Dickinson, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (3 Tests, 8 wickets; Otago, Wellington) and rugby union five-eighth (NZ 5 x tour matches; Otago RFU), born in Dunedin, New Zealand (d. 1978)
  • Mar 20 Vincent Richards, American tennis player (US Pro C'ships 1927-28, 30, 33), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1959)

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 7 Hely Hutchinson Almond, Scottish classics scholar and early rugby umpire and advocate (Loretto School), dies at 70