1912 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 3 10th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in Christchurch (5-0)
  • Feb 9 US Tennis Association amends rule taking bye away from defending champion
  • Feb 10 Hobbs & Rhodes make 323 cricket opening stand v Aust at MCG
  • Feb 13 England regains the Ashes
  • Feb 16 VSV soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
  • Feb 20 Argentina beat the MCC in their inaugural cricket 1st-class fixture
  • Feb 28 Victor Trumper's last Test Cricket innings c Woolley b Barnes 50
  • Mar 11 1st Stanley Cup game to be played in 3 20-min periods, formerly played in 30-min halfs, Quebec beats Moncton 9-3 on way to sweep
  • Mar 13 Stanley Cup: Quebec Bulldogs sweep Moncton (NB) in 2 games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 15 Pitcher Cy Young retires from baseball with 511 wins

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • Mar 29 74th Grand National: Ernie Piggott aboard Jerry M. wins
  • Apr 1 Greek athlete Konstantinos Tsiklitiras breaks the world record -in standing long jump jumping 3.47 metres.
  • Apr 9 1st exhibition baseball game at Fenway Park (Red Sox vs Harvard)
  • Apr 16 Pirates turn a rare 5-3-7 doubleplay (left fielder covers 2nd base)
  • Apr 19 16th Boston Marathon won by Mike Ryan of NY in 2:21:18.2
  • Apr 20 Fenway Park officially opens, Red Sox beat NY Highlanders 7-6 in 11
  • Apr 20 Tiger Stadium in Detroit opens, Tigers beat Cleve Indians 6-5
  • Apr 26 1st homerun hit at Fenway Park (Hugh Bradley, Red Sox)
  • May 1 Amsterdam-North soccer team DWV forms
  • May 5 5th Olympic games open at Stockholm, Sweden
  • May 11 38th Kentucky Derby: Carol H Shilling aboard Worth wins in 2:09.4
  • May 15 37th Preakness: Clarnence Turner on Colonel Holloway wins in 1:56.6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 15 Ty Cobb rushes a heckler at a NY Highlander game & is suspended

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • May 18 A's beat Tigers 24-2, who use amateurs protesting Ty Cobbs suspension
  • May 19 AL President Ban Johnson tells Tigers if they continue protest of Ty Cobb's suspension, they will be banned from baseball
  • May 28 Jackie Matthews takes 2 cricket hat-tricks same day Aust v South Africa
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Joe Dawson wins in 6:21:06.144 (120.060 km/h)
  • Jun 1 Stormvogels soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
  • Jun 15 26th U.S. Women's National Championship: Mary Browne beats Eleonora Sears (6-4, 6-2)
  • Jun 20 NY Giants lead Bost Braves 14-2 into 9th, Giants win 21-12
  • Jun 25 52nd British Golf Open: Ted Ray shoots a 295 at Muirfield
  • Jul 3 NY Giant pitcher Rube Marquard ties record of 19 game win-streak
  • Jul 4 Jack Johnson TKOs Jim Flynn in 9 for heavyweight boxing title

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 8 29th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Ethel Larcombe beats Charlotte Cooper (6-3 6-1)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jul 8 36th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Anthony Wilding beats A Gore (6-4 6-4 4-6 6-4)
  • Jul 14 Kenneth McArthur runs Olympic record marathon (2:36:54.8)
  • Jul 18 Chicago Cubs get 21 hits but lose to Philadelphia Phillies in 11 innings
  • Jul 20 Phillies Sherry Magee steals home twice in 1 game
  • Jul 22 5th Olympic games in Stockholm, Sweden closes
  • Jul 28 10th Tour de France won by Odile Defraye of Belgium
  • Jul 31 RBC soccer team forms in Roosendaal
  • Aug 2 18th US Golf Open: John McDermott shoots a 294 at CC of Buffalo NY
  • Aug 20 Wash Senator Carl Cushion no-hits Cleve Indians, 2-0 in 6 innings

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 26 Walter Johnson's 16-game winning streak ends

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Aug 26 32nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Maurice McLoughlin beats Wallace F. Johnson (3-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2)
  • Aug 30 St Louis Brown Earl Hamilton no-hits Detroit Tigers, 5-1

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 7 Eddie Collins steals record 6 bases in 9-7 Athletics win over Detroit

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • Sep 11 Netherland Olympic Committee forms
  • Sep 11 Philadelphia A's Eddie Collins steals 6 bases in 1 game
  • Sep 15 Red Sox pitcher Joe Wood ties then record of 16 straight wins
  • Sep 17 Center fielder Casey Stengel breaks in with Brooklyn & hits 4 singles
  • Sep 19 Soccer team NAC (Noad Advendo Combination) forms in Breda
  • Sep 22 Eddie Collins repeats record of stealing 6 bases in a game (9/7/12)
  • Oct 5 Red Sox defeat A's 3-0 for then AL record 105th win
  • Oct 15 Red Sox Tris Speaker's makes only world series unassisted double play, from the outfield
  • Oct 16 Boston beats NY Giants, 4 games to 3 with a tie in 9th World Series
  • Oct 20 Hannes Kolehmainen runs world record marathon (2:29:39.2)
  • Nov 30 4th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Alerts defeats Toronto Argonauts, 11-4
  • Nov 30 11th Davis Cup: British Isles beats Australasia in Melbourne (3-2)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 11 Thomas "Schoolboy" Rowe, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Waco, Texas
  • Jan 20 Walter Briggs, Jr., American sports executive (d. 1970)
  • Jan 24 Ken Weekes, cricketer (WI batsman v England 1939, 137 at The Oval)
  • Jan 30 Jadwiga Wajsowna-Marcinkiewicz, discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1932)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 4 Byron Nelson, PGA golfer (won 19 tournaments in 1945), born in Fort Worth, Texas

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson
  • Feb 12 Eddie J Bush, golf professional
  • Feb 13 Jose de Capriles, American fencer (Olympic-1936, 48, 52)
  • Mar 2 Arthur Beaumont C Langton, cricketer (South African pace bowler of 1930's)
  • Mar 3 Joe Stydahar, NFL tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • Mar 23 Alfred Schwarzmann, German gymnist (Olympic-2 golds-1936)
  • Mar 30 Jack Cowie, cricketer (successful NZ fast bowler either side of WWII)
  • Apr 8 Sonja Henie, ice skater/actress (Olympic gold 1928,32,36), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Apr 8 Alois Brunner, Austrian Nazi
  • Apr 10 Clarke Hinkle, NFL fullback (Green Bay Packers)
  • Apr 20 David Townsend, cricketer (3 Tests Eng v WI 1935)
  • May 15 Alexis Nihon, Bahamas, wrestler (Olympics-1968)
  • May 17 Clarence "Ace" Parker, NFL QB (Brooklyn, Boston Yanks)
  • May 21 Monty Stratton, baseball player (d. 1982)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 27 Sam Snead, American golfer (PGA-1963, 65, 67, 70, 72, 73), born in Ashwood, Virginia (d. 2002)

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • May 27 Terry Moore, American baseball player (d. 1995)
  • Jun 5 Eric Hollies, cricketer (England leggie, bowled Bradman)
  • Jun 5 Josef Neckermann, German FR, equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Jun 9 Ingolf Dahl, composer (Andante & Arioso), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Jun 18 Glen Morris, MO, Olympic champion/actor (Tarzan)
  • Jun 19 Don Gutteridge, American baseball player
  • Jun 24 Brian Johnston, British cricket commentator (BBC radio commentator & cake connoisseur), born in Little Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire (d. 1994)
  • Jun 30 Dan Reeves, NFL team owner (Cleveland/LA Rams)
  • Jul 1 Roy McKelvie, soldier/sports writer
  • Jul 16 Milt Bocek, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • Jul 18 Max RousiĆ©, French rugby footballer (d. 1950)
  • Jul 31 Bill Brown, Australian cricketer (Australian opener of the 30's & 40's), born in Toowoomba, Australia (d. 2008)
  • Aug 10 Romain Maes, Belgian bicylist (Tour de France 1935)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 13 Ben Hogan, American PGA golfer (US Open 1950, 51, 53), born in Stephenville, Texas (d. 1997)

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • Aug 16 Ted Drake [Edward Joseph Drake], English footballer, born in Southampton, England (d. 1995)
  • Aug 21 Toe Blake, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Victoria Mines, Ontario (d. 1995)
  • Aug 29 Sohn Kee-chung, Korean athlete and long-distance runner, born in Sinuiju, North Korea (d. 2002)
  • Sep 2 Ernest Bromley, Australian cricketer (d. 1967)
  • Sep 6 Vincent DiMaggio, American baseball player (Giants, Phils, Reds, Braves), born in Martinez, California (d. 1986)
  • Sep 22 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Jr., English thoroughbred horse owner (Bed O' Roses, Native Dancer), born in London (d. 1999)
  • Oct 14 Jack Crapp, cricketer (England batsman 1948-49)
  • Oct 14 Jack Young, English cricketer (Middlesex & England slow left-armer post-WW2)
  • Oct 25 Jack Kent Cooke, Canadian entrepreneur, NFL team owner (Washington Redskins), born in Hamilton, Canada (d. 1997)
  • Nov 4 H "Giff" Vivian, cricketer (father of Graham 1st Test for NZ at 18)
  • Nov 12 Alphonse [Tuffy] Leemans, NFL fullback (NY Giants)
  • Dec 4 Jack Walsh, NSW/Leicestershire cricket china bowler (didn't rep Aust)
  • Dec 22 Henry Armstrong, held feather/light/welterweight boxing titles (1938)
  • Dec 25 Donald McRae, cricketer (Test for NZ, the 1946 debacle vs Australia)

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 28 Bill Storer, English cricket wicketkeeper (6 Tests 1897-99), dies
  • Jun 27 George Bonnor, cricketer (once ran three before he was caught), dies
  • Jul 2 Tom Richardson, English cricketer (88 wickets in 14 Tests for England), dies (b. 1870)
  • Jul 15 Francisco Lazaro, Portuguese marathon runner (Olympics), dies at 21
  • Oct 19 J E B B P Q C Dwyer, cricketer (Aus-born Sussex bowler 1906-09), dies