On This Day

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 11 Jack Hobbs scores 187 vs South Africa, his 1st international test hundred only to get out hit wicket
  • Mar 12 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Wanderers beat Berlin Dutchmen (ON), 7-3
  • 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 14 US President William Howard Taft begins tradition of throwing ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day of baseball season
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Sports Stars Married in 1910


Sports Stars Who Died in 1910

  • 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 (3 Tests, 7 dismissals; Nottinghamshire CCC), dies at 59
  • Jul 15 Daniel Kinet, auto racer/1st Belgian flyer, dies
  • Aug 10 Joe Gans, American boxer (world lightweight champion), dies of tuberculosis at 35

More Deaths in Sport