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Year 1910 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 England cricket underhand bowler George Simpson-Hayward takes 6-43 on debut with underarm lobs in 1st Test against South Africa in Johannesburg; SA wins by 19 runs
  • Jan 7 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Senators beat Galt (ON), 3-1 for a 2-0 sweep of challenge series
  • Jan 20 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Senators outclass Edmonton HC, 13-7 for a 2-0 sweep of challenge series
  • Mar 1 National Baseball Commission prohibits giving mementos to players on winning World Series teams; decision later reversed, making way for traditional winners' watches, rings, and stickpins
  • Mar 5 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Senators, 3-1
  • Mar 12 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Wanderers beat Berlin Dutchmen (ON), 7-3
  • Mar 17 DHC soccer team forms in Delft, Netherlands
  • Mar 18 72nd Grand National: Bob Chadwick wins aboard 100/8 chance Jenkinstown; earliest Grand National to which there are moving images
  • Mar 19 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Adelaide: Rodney Heath wins his 2nd and last Australasian title; beats fellow Australian Horace Rice 6-4, 6-3, 6-2
  • Apr 15 William H. Taft is first US President to throw out a 1st ball at a baseball game
  • Apr 18 14th Boston Marathon won by Canadian Fred Cameron in 2:28:52.4
  • Apr 20 Cleveland Naps Addie Joss 2nd no-hitter, beats Chicago, 1-0
  • Apr 21 Cleve Naps play 1st game at League Park, lose to Det Tigers 5-0
  • Apr 30 Cleveland Naps Addie Joss limits St.Louis Browns to 8 hits in 2-1 victory
  • May 3 Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States is renamed the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • May 7 35th Preakness: R Estep aboard Layminster wins in 1:40.6

  • May 10 36th Kentucky Derby: Fred Herbert aboard Donau wins in 2:06.4
  • May 12 Philadelphia Athletic's "Chief Bender" no-hits Cleveland Indians, 4-0
  • May 30 44th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Sweep wins in 2:22
  • Jun 1 Sportclub Enschede soccer club forms in Enschede, Netherlands; merge with Enschedese Boys to form FC Twente in 1965
  • Jun 12 PEC soccer team forms in Zwolle
  • Jun 20 US Open Men's Golf, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Alex Smith of Scotland wins an 18-hole playoff over younger brother Macdonald Smith and John McDermott to win his 2nd Open title
  • Jun 24 50th British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: James Braid wins Championship for a 5th time, 4 strokes ahead of fellow Scot Sandy Herd (1902 champion)
  • Jun 26 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Defending champion Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Louise Hammond 6-4, 6-2
  • Jun 29 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In an all-British final, Dorothea Chambers beats Dora Boothby 6-2, 6-2 for her 4th of 7 Wimbledon singles titles
  • Jun 30 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: New Zealander Anthony Wilding beats Arthur Gore 6-4, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 for his 1st of 4 consecutive Wimbledon singles titles
  • Jul 1 Chicago's White Sox Park (later Comiskey Park) opens - St Louis Browns beat White Sox 2-0

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 4 "Fight of the Century": Jack Johnson beats James J. Jeffries by TKO in 15 in Reno, Nevada to retain his world heavyweight boxing title

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 19 Cleveland Indian baseball player Cy Young registers 500th career victory against Washington 5-4 in 11 innings

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • Jul 31 8th Tour de France: Octave Lapize of France wins by just 4 points from Team Alcyon team mate François Faber of Luxembourg
  • Aug 4 MLB pitching duel; Philadelphia A's Jack Coombs and White Sox Ed Walsh pitch a 0-0 tie in 16 innings
  • Aug 13 Dodgers & Pirates play to 8-8 tie, both have 38 at bats, 13 hits, 12 assists, 2 errors, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 pass ball & 1 hit by pitch
  • Aug 25 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: William Larned beats Tom Bundy 6-1, 5-7, 6-0, 6-8, 6-1 for his 4th consecutive US singles title
  • Aug 27 Using twenty 137,000 candlepower arc lights, 2 amateur baseball teams play a night game at White Sox Park
  • Sep 13 Regina Rugby Club forms
  • Sep 22 Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union forms
  • Oct 1 Regina Rugby Club (to become CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders) plays first game, losing to Moose Jaw Tigers, 16-6
  • Oct 6 Braves beat Phillies 20-7

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 9 Nap Lajorie challenges Ty Cobb batting average with 8 hits, 6 were bunts as Brown's 3rd baseman Red Corriden played deep, Cobb still won

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Oct 20 1st appearance of cork centered baseball in World Series
  • Oct 20 Soccer team KFC forms in Alkmaar
  • Oct 23 Philadelphia A's beat Chicago Cubs 4 games to 1 in 7th World Series
  • Oct 29 Ben Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks CFL record 11 singles in a game
  • Nov 22 Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs
  • Nov 26 CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: University of Toronto Blues retain title; beat Hamilton Tigers, 16-7

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 3 Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball utility (World Series 1941; Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Coalinga, California (d. 2000)
  • Jan 5 Jack Lovelock, New Zealand athlete (Olympic gold 1,500m 1936), born in Crushington, New Zealand (d. 1949)
  • Jan 5 Ed Widseth, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (University of Minnesota; Pro Bowl 1938; NY Giants), born in Gonvick, Minnesota (d. 1998)
  • Feb 1 Jahangir Khan, Indian cricket fast bowler (4 Tests India; Pakistan selector), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India (d. 1988)
  • Feb 5 Francisco Varallo, Argentine footballer
  • Feb 6 George H Poyser, English football player & manager (Brentford), born in Stanton Hill, England (d. 1995)
  • Feb 10 Paul Whitelaw, cricketer (NZ opening batsman v England 1933)
  • Feb 12 Gunnar Höckert, Finnish athlete (Olympic gold 5,000m 1936), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1940)
  • Feb 21 Eddie Waring, British sports commentator (d. 1986)
  • Feb 24 Arthur Hazlerigg, British peer and cricketer (d. 2002)
  • Feb 27 Ted Horn, American race car driver (d. 1948)
  • Mar 12 Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, American heavyweight boxer and actor (On the Waterfront), born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 1979)
  • Mar 16 Aladár Gerevich, Hungarian fencer (7 Olympic gold 1932, 36, 48, 52, 56, 60), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1991)
  • Mar 16 Iftikhar Ali Khan, cricketer (Nawab of Pataudi, England & India)
  • Mar 27 Rudi Ball, German-Jewish ice hockey star (Olympic bronze 1932), born in Berlin (d. 1975)
  • Mar 27 Frank Smailes, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test; 8 County C'ships, Yorkshire), born in Ripley, North Yorkshire, England (d. 1970)
  • Apr 2 Arnie Herber, American NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers, NY Giants), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin (d. 1969)
  • Apr 8 George Musso, NFL guard (Chicago Bears)
  • Apr 8 Wendell Bill, cricketer (NSW bat 1929-36 Century on debut 1930)
  • May 1 Cliff Battles, Pro/College Football Hall of Fame halfback (First-team All-Pro 1933, 34, 36; Boston Braves/Redskins, Washington Redskins), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1981)
  • May 2 Laurie Nash, Australian cricketer (Tasmanian fast-bowler, 2 Tests for Australia), born in Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia (d. 1986)
  • May 9 P E Palia, cricketer (appeared in India's 1st Test-Lord's 1932)
  • May 19 Alan Melville, cricketer (graceful South African batsman 1938-49)
  • May 24 Jimmy Demaret, American golfer (US Masters 1940, 47, 50), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1983)
  • May 29 Ralph Metcalfe, American athlete, politician (Rep-D-Ill; joint world record 100m, Olympic gold 4x100m relay 1936), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1978)
  • Jun 10 Frank Demaree, American MLB outfielder (2-time All Star), born in Winters, California (d. 1958)
  • Jun 23 Lawson Little, American golfer (US Open 1940), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1968)
  • Jun 29 Burgess Whitehead, American baseball player (New York Giants), born in Tarboro, North Carolina (d. 1993)
  • Jul 1 Glen Hardin, American athlete (Olympic gold 1936 400m hurdles), born in Derma, Mississippi (d. 1975)
  • Jul 4 Champion Jack [William Thomas] Dupree, American boxer and pianist, born in Irish Channel, New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1992)
  • Jul 13 Hines Johnson, West Indian cricket fast bowler (3 Tests; first WI fast bowler to take 10 wickets in a Test), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1987)
  • Jul 16 Stan McCabe, Australian cricket batsman (39 Tests, batting av. 48.21, top score 232), born in Grenfell, New South Wales (d. 1968)
  • Aug 1 Mahomed Nissar, Indian cricketer (pioneer Indian opening bowler in Tests), born in Hoshiarpur, India (d. 1963)
  • Aug 5 Nan Gindele, US javelin thrower (World Record 1932-38)
  • Aug 11 Denis Moloney, NZ cricket all-rounder (1937 England tour)
  • Aug 23 Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1979)
  • Aug 25 Pierre Musy, Swiss 4-man bobsled (Olympic gold 1936), born in Albeuve, Switzerland (d. 1990)
  • Sep 7 John Shea, American 500m/1500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1932), born in Lake Placid, New York (d. 2002)
  • Sep 16 Karl Kling, German race car driver, born in Giessen, Germany (d. 2003)
  • Sep 20 Jacques-Baptiste LeBrun, French finn yachtsman (Olympic gold 1932), born in Paris (d. 1996)
  • Oct 2 William C. Fownes Jr, American golfer and administrator (US Amateur C'ship 1910; President US Golf Ass'n 1926-27), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1950)
  • Oct 4 Frankie Crosetti, American baseball shortstop and 3rd base coach (record 17 World Series titles as player & coach; NY Yankees), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2002)
  • Oct 12 Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer, born in Richmond Hill, New York (d. 2010)
  • Oct 14 John Wooden, American basketball coach (UCLA-10 national championships), born in Hall, Indiana (d. 2010)
  • Oct 15 Xenophon Balaskas, South Africa cricketer (South African leg-spinner of 30's), born in Kimberley, Cape Province (d. 1994)
  • Oct 19 Vic Ghezzi, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1941), born in Rumson, New Jersey (d. 1976)
  • Oct 28 Marie Dollinger, German track and field athlete (dropped baton in 1936 Olympic sprint), born in Langenzenn, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Nov 11 Franz Kemser, German 4 man bobsled (Olympic gold 1952), born in Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany (d. 1986)
  • Nov 12 A "Dudley" Nourse, cricketer (son of Dave, brilliant South African batsman)
  • Nov 23 Hal Schumacher, baseball player
  • Nov 24 Lennox Brown, cricketer (South African leg-spinner on 1931-32 Aust/NZ tour)
  • Nov 30 Paul Cerutti, Monegasque trap shooter who was disqualified for drugs in the 1976 Olympics
  • Dec 2 Taisto Mäki, Finnish athlete (WR 2 miles, 5,000m and 10,000m simultaneously 1939-42), born in Rekola, Finland (d. 1979)
  • Dec 4 Amar Singh, Indian cricket all-rounder (7 Tests, 28 wickets; India's first half-century in Test cricket), born in Rajkot, Gujarat, India (d. 1940)
  • Dec 16 Freddie Brown, Peru, cricketer ("Lettuces! Hearts as big as ")
  • Dec 17 Keki Tarapore, Indian cricketer (0-72 in his only Test for India), born in Bombay, India (d. 1986)
  • Dec 18 Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby and cricket player (international cricket umpire, rugby referee), born in Nelson, New Zealand (d.2010)
  • Dec 27 Neville Crump, British racehorse trainer, born in Beckenham, Kent, England (d. 1992)
  • Dec 28 John "Jack" Kerr, New Zealand cricketer (opening batsman in 1930s), born in Dannevirke, New Zealand (d. 2007)

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 27 Baseball legend Connie Mack (47) weds Katherine Holahan

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 12 Harry Staley, American baseball pitcher (MLB record 9 RBI 1893; record lasts 70+ years), dies at 43
  • Mar 20 James Hogan, Irish College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Yale), dies of Bright's disease at 37
  • Jul 3 Mordecai Sherwin, English cricket wicket-keeper (Aust 1886-88), dies
  • Jul 15 Daniel Kinet, auto racer/1st Belgian flyer, dies
  • Aug 10 Joe Gans, American boxer (world lightweight champion), dies of tuberculosis at 35
  • Aug 22 George Palmer, cricketer (17 Tests for Aust 1880-86, 78 wickets), dies
  • Aug 29 Allen Hill, cricket bowler (England, 2 Tests), dies
  • Sep 23 H J H "Tup" Scott, cricketer (Australian Test captain 1886), dies
  • Oct 15 Stanley Ketchel [The Michigan Assassin], Polish-American heavyweight boxing champion (1908-10), murdered at a ranch in Missouri at 24
  • Oct 25 Willie Anderson, Scottish golfer (US Open 1901, 1903-05), dies of epilepsy at 31
  • Dec 29 Reginald "R.F." Doherty, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1897-1900), dies of neurasthenia at 38