1904 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 4 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 beat Winnipeg Rowing Club, 2 games to 1
  • Jan 28 1st college sports letters given to Seniors who played on University of Chicago's football team are awarded blankets with letter "C" on them
  • Feb 25 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Toronto Marlboroughs in 2 games
  • Mar 1 England regains cricket Ashes taking a 3-1 series lead v Australia
  • Mar 8 Hugh Trumble takes a hat-trick in his final Test Cricket match
  • Mar 9 Brandon's Lester Patrick becomes 1st hockey defenseman to score a goal
  • Mar 11 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Brandon Wheat Kings in 2 games
  • Mar 25 66th Grand National: Arthur Birch aboard Moifaa wins
  • Apr 5 The first international rugby league match is played between England and an Other Nationalities team (Welsh & Scottish players) in Central Park, Wigan, England.
  • Apr 19 8th Boston Marathon won by Michael Spring of NY in 2:38:04.4

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 21 Ty Cobb makes his pro debut for Augusta (South Atlantic League)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • May 2 30th Kentucky Derby: Shorty Prior riding Elwood wins in 2:08.50

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 5 Cy Young of Boston pitches perfect game against Philadelphia A's (3-0)

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • May 21 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) forms in Paris
  • May 25 38th Belmont: George Odom aboard Delhi wins in 2:06.6
  • May 27 NL record of 5 stolen bases in a game (Dennis McGann, NY Giants)
  • May 28 29th Preakness: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Bryn Mawr wins in 1:44.2
  • Jun 10 44th British Golf Open: Jack White shoots a 296 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • Jun 11 Cubs' Bob Wicker no-hits NY Giants, wins in 12th on 1 hitter, 1-0
  • Jun 21 Boston Herald tells of Red Sox trade "Dougherty as a Yankee," 1st known reference to NY club as Yankees (became Yankees in 1913)
  • Jun 25 18th U.S. Women's National Championship: May Sutton beats Elisabeth Moore (6-1, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 29 21st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats Charlotte Cooper (6-0 6-3)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jun 29 28th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley (6-1 7-5 8-6)
  • Jul 5 Giants 18-game winning streak ends as Phillies win 6-5 in 10 inn
  • Jul 5 4th Davis Cup: British Isles beats Belgium in Wimbledon (5-0)
  • Jul 9 10th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 303 at Glen View Club IL
  • Jul 24 2nd Tour de France won by Henri Cornet of France
  • Aug 17 Boston's Jesse Tannehell no-hits Chicago White Sox, 6-0

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Aug 25 James J. Jeffries TKOs Jack Munroe in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries

/flags/united states1st US Olympic Games

Aug 29 3rd modern Olympic Games opens in St Louis, the 1st held in the U.S.
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  • Aug 30 Thomas Hicks wins 3rd Olympics marathon (3:28:53.0) (40 km)
  • Aug 31 24th U.S. Men's National Championship: Holcombe Ward beats William Clothier (10-8, 6-4, 9-7)
  • Sep 3 St Louis Olympics closes
  • Sep 6 Soccer team Rheden forms
  • Sep 9 Boston Herald again refers to NY baseball club as Yankees, when it reports "Yankees take 2," Yankee name not official till 1913
  • Sep 30 White Sox lefty Doc White, pitches his 5th shutout in 18 days
  • Oct 8 1st Vanderbilt Cup auto race (Hicksville, Long Island, NY)
  • Oct 10 Yanks 2 games out play 1st place Red Sox on final day doubleheader 41 game winner Chesbro loses 1st game & chance at pennant
  • Oct 10 Boston pitchers achieve 148 complete games-an AL record, also record for total complete games AL 1,098, NL 1,089
  • Nov 12 9th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 29-5 in Birmingham
  • Nov 23 3rd modern Olympic Games closes in St Louis, the 1st held in the U.S.
  • Dec 19 Dawson City hockey team begins 9 day walk to get a boat to Seattle to catch a train to Ottawa to play in Stanley Cup on Jan 13 1905

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Ethan Allen, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • Feb 15 Antonin Magne, French cyclist (Tour de France 1931, 34)
  • Feb 16 Ellis Achong, cricketer (West Indian SLA, 8 wickets in 6 Tests)
  • Feb 27 André Leducq, French cyclist (d. 1980)
  • Feb 27 Chick Fullis, American baseball player (d. 1946)
  • Feb 29 John "Pepper" Martin, baseballer (NL stolen base leader 1933,34,36)
  • Mar 7 Ivar Ballangrud, Norwegian Olympic speed skater (4 gold, 2 silver)
  • Mar 12 Ken James, cricket wicketkeeper (NZ's 1st Test, later Northants)
  • Mar 30 Ripper Collins, baseball player (d. 1970)
  • Apr 14 Lionel Birkett, cricketer (WI vice-capt on Australian tour 1930-31)
  • Apr 17 Naoomal Jeoomal, Indian cricketer (pioneer Indian Test opening batsman), born in Karachi, British India (d. 1980)
  • May 3 Red Ruffing, NY Yankee pitcher, hitter (1930-46), born in Granville, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • May 5 Gordon Richards, British jockey (winner of 4,870 races)
  • May 13 Tim Wall, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia 1928-34)
  • May 15 Gustav-Adolf Boltenstein, Swedish equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1952, 56)
  • May 16 Hugh Plaxton, Canadian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1928)
  • May 19 Sven Thofelt, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic gold 1928)
  • May 27 Chuhei Nambu, Japanese athlete (d. 1997)
  • Jun 2 Johnny Weissmuller [Peter Johann Weißmüller], Hungarian actor (Tarzan) and 100m swimmer (Olympic 5 gold-1924, 28), born in Freidorf, Hungary, Austria-Hungary (d. 1984)
  • Jun 3 Jan Peerce, [Jacob Pincus Perelmuth], American tenor (NY Met Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 23 Quintin McMillan, cricketer (South African leg spinner 1929-32)
  • Jul 31 Arthur Daley, American sportswriter (NY Times-Pulitzer 1956), born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • Aug 4 Joe Tate, English footballer, born in Old Hill, Cradley Heath, England (d. 1973)
  • Aug 6 Henry Payne Iba, American basketball coach (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Easton, Missouri
  • Aug 8 Achille Varzi, Italian race car driver (d. 1948)
  • Sep 1 Ray Flaherty, AFL/NFL/AAFC coach (NY Giants)
  • Sep 9 Feroze Khan, Pakistani field hockey player (d. 2005)
  • Oct 7 Chuck Klein,Philadelphia Phillies (43 HRs in 1929), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Oct 23 Harvey Penick, American golfer (d. 1995)

Person of interestDenny Shute

Oct 25 [Herman] Denny Shute, American golfer and three-time major champion, born in Cleveland, Ohio

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Denny Shute
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Denny Shute
  • Oct 27 Erno Schwarz, Hungarian-American soccer player, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1974)
  • Nov 5 Cooney Weiland, Canadian hockey player (d. 1985)
  • Nov 14 Harold Larwood, cricketer (England bodyline bowler)
  • Nov 25 Lillian Copeland, US discus thrower (Olympic gold 1932)
  • Dec 8 Wilmer L Allison Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1935)
  • Dec 12 Jim Christy, righty cricket batter (Transvaal, Queensland & South Africa)
  • Dec 31 Chuck Gardiner, UK, NHL goalie (Vezina winner)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 9 Alfred Richard, cricketer (6 & 0 in only Test for S Af 1895-96), dies
  • Jun 3 Vincent Tancred, cricket (Bernard & Louis bro, Test for S A), suicide
  • Jun 30 Thomas Emmett, cricketer (English Test bowler of the sostenuter), dies
  • Nov 4 Jack Brown, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1894-99), dies
  • Dec 10 James Cranston, cricketer (scored 16 & 15 in Test for England), dies