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Year 1907 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 Joe Gans lands a devastating right to the head of Canadian challenger Kid Herman to retain his world lightweight boxing title with an 8th round knockout in Tonopah, Nevada
  • Jan 21 Stanley Cup Hockey, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Kenora Thistles (ON) beat Montreal Wanderers, 8-6 for 12-8 aggregate challenge series victory
  • Mar 16 First 1st-class cricket game between NSW & Western Australia
  • Mar 22 69th Grand National: Alf Newey wins aboard 8/1 chance Eremon
  • Mar 25 Stanley Cup, Winnipeg Auditorium, Winnipeg, Manitoba: Montreal Wanderers lose to Kenora Thistles, 6-5 but win on 2 game aggregate, 12-8
  • Apr 11 New York Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame backstop Roger Bresnahan becomes first catcher to wear shin guards
  • Apr 15 11th Boston Marathon won by Canadian Tom Longboat in race record 2:24:24
  • May 6 33rd Kentucky Derby: In muddy conditions and against a reduced field Andy Minder aboard Pink Star wins in a slow 2:12.6
  • May 8 Boston Doves pitcher "Big Jeff" Pfeffer no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 6-0 at South End Grounds, Boston
  • May 8 Canadian Tommy Burns retains his world heavyweight boxing title after beating 'Philadelphia' Jack O'Brien on points in 20 rounds in Los Angeles, California
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Sports Stars Who Died in 1907

  • Jan 6 Walter Read, cricketer (Engl batsman, 117 at no 10 v Aust 1884), dies
  • Jan 16 Alfred Shaw, English cricket medium/spin bowler (7 Tests; bowled first ball in Test cricket; first to take 5 wickets in a Test innings; Nottinghamshire CCC, MCC), dies at 64
  • Jan 25 RenĂ© Pottier, French racing cyclist (Tour de France 1906), dies at 27
  • Feb 12 Muriel Robb, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1902), dies of lymphadenoma at 28
  • Jun 14 Bob McLeod, cricketer (bro of Charlie, 6 Tests for Aus 1891-93), dies

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