1910 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 7 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators sweep Galt (Ont) in 2 games
  • Jan 20 Ottawa Senators sweep Edmonton in 2 for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1910)
  • Mar 5 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Senators, 3-1
  • Mar 12 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Berlin (Kitchener), 7-3
  • Mar 17 DHC soccer team forms in Delft, Netherlands
  • Mar 18 72nd Grand National: Bob Chadwick aboard Jenkinstown wins
  • Mar 19 6th Australasian Championships: Rodney Heath beats 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 19 14th Boston Marathon won by Fred Cameron of Canada in 2:28:52.4
  • Apr 20 Cleveland Indians 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 Indian Addie Joss wins 2nd no-hitter beating White Sox
  • 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 SC Enschede soccer team forms in Enschede
  • Jun 12 PEC soccer team forms in Zwolle
  • Jun 18 16th US Golf Open: Alex Smith shoots a 298 at Philadelphia Cricket Club PA
  • Jun 24 50th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 299 at St Andrews Scot
  • Jun 26 24th U.S. Women's National Championship: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Louise Hammond (6-4, 6-2)
  • Jun 30 27th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats Dora Boothby 6-2, 6-2
  • 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 won by Octave Lapize of France
  • 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 30th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Tom Bundy (6-1, 5-7, 6-0, 6-8, 6-1)
  • 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's 1st 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
  • Nov 22 Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs
  • Nov 26 2nd CFL Grey Cup: University of Toronto defeats Hamilton Tigers, 16-7

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 3 Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player (d. 2000)
  • Jan 5 Jack Lovelock, New Zealand athlete (Olympic gold 1,500m 1936), born in Crushington, New Zealand (d. 1949)
  • Feb 1 Jahangir Khan, cricketer (father of Majid, Indian player 1932-36)
  • Feb 5 Francisco Varallo, Argentine footballer
  • Feb 6 George H Poyser, English soccer player/manager (Brentford)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Apr 22 R J Ritchie, tennis player
  • May 1 Cliff Battles, Pro/College Football Halls of Fame halfback (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 30 Ralph Metcalfe, American athlete (d. 1978)
  • Jun 10 Frank Demaree, American MLB outfielder (2-time All Star), born in Winters, California (d. 1958)
  • 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 16 Stan McCabe, Australian cricketer (exciting NSW & Australian batsman of 30's), 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 (d. 2003)
  • Sep 20 Jacques-Baptiste LeBrun, French finn yachtsman (Olympic gold 1932), born in Paris (d. 1996)
  • Oct 4 Frankie Crosetti, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • Oct 8 Ray Lewis, Canadian 4X400 relayer (Olympic bronze 1932), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 2003)
  • Oct 12 Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer, born in Richmond Hill, New York (d. 2010)
  • Oct 14 John Wooden, basketball coach (UCLA-10 national championships)
  • Oct 15 Xenophon Balaskas, cricketer (South African leg-spinner of 30's)
  • Oct 28 Marie Dollinger, German dropped bataan in 1936 Olympic sprint
  • Nov 11 Franz Kemser, German 4 man bobsled (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 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, Monaco, trap shooter, disqualified for drugs in 76 oly
  • Dec 4 Amar Singh, cricketer (dashing Indian all-rounder of thirties)
  • 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 Tindall, cricketer (All Black rep who kept wicket in 5 Tests)
  • Dec 18 Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby, cricket player (international cricket umpire, rugby referee), born in Nelson, New Zealand (d.2010)
  • Dec 27 Neville Crump, racehorse trainer
  • Dec 28 John "Jack" Kerr, New Zealand cricketer (opening batsman in 1930s), born in Dannevirke, New Zealand (d. 2007)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

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

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 3 Mordecai Sherwin, English cricket wicketkeeper (Aust 1886-88), dies
  • Jul 15 Daniel Kinet, auto racer/1st Belgian flyer, dies
  • 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 (4-time US Open champion), dies of epilepsy at 31
  • Dec 29 Reginald "R.F." Doherty, British tennis player (4-time Wimbledon champion), dies of neurasthenia at 38