On This Day

Year 1905 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Aug 30 Detroit Tigers future Baseball HOF center fielder Ty Cobb makes his MLB debut, doubling off Jack Chesbro in a 5-3 win over the NY Highlanders at Bennett Park, Detroit
  • Nov 21 1st match ever played in the Australian National Tennis Championships
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Sports Stars Who Died in 1905

  • Jan 1 Mabel Cahill, Irish tennis player (US National C'ship 1891-92), dies at 41
  • Jun 27 Harold Mahony, Scottish tennis player (Wimbledon 1896), dies in a bicycling accident at 38
  • Aug 16 Jamie Anderson, Scottish golfer (British Open 1877-79), dies at 63
  • Sep 10 Pete Browning, American baseball player, dies at 44
  • Oct 29 Etienne Desmarteau, Canadian athlete (b. 1873)