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Year 1911 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 10 Trumper scored double cricket ton v South Africa, goes on to get 214
  • Mar 13 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Senators beat Galt (ON), 7-4
  • Mar 16 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Senators beat Port Arthur Bearcats (ON), 13-4
  • Mar 20 National Squash Tennis Association forms (NYC)
  • Mar 24 73rd Grand National: legendary jockey Jack Anthony wins his first of 3 GN's aboard 20/1 Glenside in torrential rain
  • Apr 4 Hugh Chalmers, automaker, suggests idea of baseball MVP
  • Apr 15 Walter Johnson pitches a record tying 4 strike outs in an inning
  • Apr 17 15th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in race record 2:21:39.6; first of 7 race victories
  • May 13 37th Kentucky Derby: George Archibald aboard Meridian wins in 2:05
  • May 17 36th Preakness: Eddie Dugan aboard Watervale wins in 1:51
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Sports Stars Who Died in 1911

  • Feb 7 Harry Graham, Australian cricketer (6 Test for Australia 1893-96, 301 runs), dies at 40
  • Feb 18 Billy Murdoch, Australian cricket batsman (18 Tests Australia, 1 England; 2 x 100s; NSW, Sussex CCC, London CCC), dies from apoplexy at 56
  • Apr 14 Addie Joss, American baseball player (Cleveland Naps), dies of TB at 31
  • May 20 E. M. Grace, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test, HS 36; Gloucestershire CCC), dies at 69
  • Jul 31 Jack Edwards, cricketer (1888 Ashes tourist), dies

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