1905 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Jan 15 Coen de Koning becomes world champion all-round skater
  • Jan 16 Baseball outfielder Frank Huelsman completes eighth transaction in 8 months
  • Jan 16 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Dawson City (Yukon) in 2 games Ottawa Silver 7 beats Dawson City (Yukon) 23-2 for Stanley Cup, this is most lopsided playoff game, Frank McGee scores 14 goals
  • Feb 1 Hague soccer team ADO forms
  • Mar 11 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 beat Rat Portage Thisles, 2 games to 1
  • Mar 31 67th Grand National: Frank Mason aboard Kirkland wins
  • Apr 19 9th Boston Marathon won by Fred Lorz of NY in 2:38:25.4
  • Apr 24 1st-class Cricket debut of Jack Hobbs, Surrey v Gentlemen (18 & 28)
  • Apr 24 Senators execute a triple-play & beat Yankees 4-3
  • Apr 25 Latest day of 1st-class cricket in an Aust season (NSW v Qld)
  • Apr 26 Cubs Jack McCarthy becomes only major league player to throw out 3 runners at plate in 1 game, all were ends of a double play
  • Apr 30 1st official soccer game between Belgium-Netherlands (1-4)
  • May 10 31st Kentucky Derby: Jack Martin aboard Agile wins in 2:100.75

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May 13 James J Jeffries retires as boxing champion

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • May 14 2nd official international soccer match, Netherlands beats Belgium 4-0
  • May 17 Waseda U of Tokyo defeats LA High School 5-3 in baseball
  • May 19 Tom Jenkins beats Frank Gotcha for heavyweight wrestling champ
  • May 24 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08
  • May 27 30th Preakness: W Davis aboard Cairngore wins in 1:45.8
  • Jun 9 45th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 318 at St Andrews
  • Jun 13 NY Giant Christy Mathewson 2nd no-hitter, beats Chicago Cubs, 1-0
  • Jun 24 19th U.S. Women's National Championship: Elisabeth Moore beats Helen Homans (6-4, 5-7, 6-1)
  • Jul 3 Marvin Hart KOs Jack Hart in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jul 4 Philadelphia A's beat Boston Red Sox 4-2 in 20 inning game
  • Jul 8 22nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: May Bundy beats Dorothea Chambers (6-3 6-4)
  • Jul 8 29th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats N Brookes (8-6 6-2 6-4)
  • Jul 24 5th Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Wimbledon (5-0)
  • Jul 30 3rd Tour de France won by Louis Trousselier of France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 9 Mistaking her husband for a burglar, Ty Cobb's mother kills him

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Aug 24 Chicago Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 20 innings
  • Aug 30 Tiger Ty Cobb makes his debut, doubling off Yank Jack Chesbro
  • Aug 31 25th U.S. Men's National Championship: Beals Wright beats Holcombe Ward (6-2, 6-1, 11-9)
  • Sep 6 Chicago White Sox Frank Smith no-hits Detroit Tigers, 15-0
  • Sep 8 Pittsburgh Pirates strand NL record 18 men on base & lose to Reds 8-3
  • Sep 22 11th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 314 at Myopia Club Mass
  • Sep 27 Boston's Bill Dinneen no-hits Chicago White Sox, 2-0
  • Oct 9 Philadelphia A's meet Giants in World Series, Giants win 3-0
  • Oct 14 NY Giants beats Philadelphia A's, 4 games to 1 in 2nd World Series
  • Oct 14 Giant's Christy Mathewson's 3rd straight World Series shutout
  • Oct 21 England Pilgrim Association beats All NY 11, 7-1 in soccer at Polo Grounds
  • Oct 25 1st College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 17-0 in Annapolis
  • Nov 18 10th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 30-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 21 1st game ever played in the Australian Tennis Open
  • Nov 26 1st Australasian Championships: Rodney Heath beats Albert Curtis (4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4)
  • Dec 28 Intercollegiate Athletic Association of US founded (becomes NCAA in 1910)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 17 Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (d. 1966)
  • Jan 17 Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Feb 10 Walter Brown, Massachusetts US, original owner of the Boston Celtics and important figure in the development of ice hockey in the United States
  • Mar 20 Jean Galia, French rugby footballer (d. 1949)
  • Mar 30 Mikio Oda, Japan, triple jumper (Olympic gold 1928)
  • Apr 14 Holmesdale Charles "Slinger" Nitschke, cricket batsman (S Aus & Test)
  • Apr 23 Lord Carew, Irish judge (dressage)
  • Apr 25 George Nepia, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1986)
  • May 18 Hedley Verity, cricketer (terrific slow lefty for England pre-WW II)
  • May 31 Roy Peaches Davis, baseball pitcher
  • Jun 9 Harry "Bull" Alexander, cricketer (Aus quick 1 Test Bodyline series)
  • Jun 12 Ray Barbuti, American athlete (d. 1988)
  • Jun 13 Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji, cricketer (England 1929-31)
  • Jun 21 Jacques Goddot, French publisher (Tour de France)
  • Jun 25 Ian Cromb, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the early 1930's)
  • Jul 2 René Lacoste [the Crocodile], French tennis player (7 grand slam titles) and businessman, born in Paris, France (d. 1996)
  • Jul 5 Jock "Herbie" Cameron [Horace Brakenridge Cameron], South African cricket keeper (captain), born in Port Elizabeth, Cape Province (d. 1935)

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Jul 9 Clarence Campbell, Canadian 3rd president of the NHL (1946-77), born in Fleming, Saskatchewan (d. 1984)

3rd President of the NHL Clarence Campbell
3rd President of the NHL
Clarence Campbell
  • Jul 22 Doc Cramer, American baseball player (d. 1990)
  • Aug 28 Cyril Walters, Welsh cricketer (solid England batsman of 30's), born in Bedlinog, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1992)
  • Aug 29 Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (Olympic gold 1928, 1932, 1936), born in Allahabad, British India (d. 1979)
  • Sep 21 Robert Lebel, French Canadian ice hockey executive (d. 1999)
  • Sep 25 Red Smith, sportscaster/columnist (Fight Talk), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Sep 26 Emilio Navarro, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Sep 27 Ernest Baier, German figure skater (Olympic gold 1936)
  • Sep 28 Max Schmeling, Klein Luckow, Province of Pomerania, German world heavyweight boxing champ (1930-32)
  • Sep 28 William Northam, Austrian yachtsman (Olympic gold 1964)

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Oct 6 Helen Wills, American tennis player (8 Wimbledon titles 1927-1938), born in Centerville California (d. 1998)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Oct 12 Rick Ferrell, American baseball Hall of Fame catcher, born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • Nov 5 George Bissett, cricketer (successful South African quick in 1927-28)
  • Nov 17 Arthur Chipperfield, cricketer (Aus batsman & leggie 99 on Test debut)
  • Nov 26 Bob Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1982)
  • Dec 1 Alexander Wilson, Canadian and Notre Dame athlete (d. 1994)
  • Dec 3 Leslie Ames, cricketer (England wicket-keeper of 30's Outstanding bat)
  • Dec 5 Gus Mancuso, American baseball player (d. 1984)
  • Dec 6 James J. Braddock, American boxer (d. 1974)
  • Dec 20 "Tiger" Bill O'Reilly, cricketer (mighty Australian leg-spinner)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 10 Pete Browning, American baseball player (b. 1861)
  • Oct 29 Etienne Desmarteau, Canadian athlete (b. 1873)