1914 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 1 NY Giants & Chicago White Sox play an exhibition baseball game in Egypt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 7 Charlie Chaplin debuts silent film "The Tramp" in "Kid Auto Races at Venice"

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • Mar 19 Stanley Cup: Tor Blueshirts (NHA) sweep Vict Capitals (PCHA) in 3 game
  • Mar 27 76th Grand National: Bill Smith aboard Sunloch wins
  • Apr 1 UVS Soccer team forms in Lead
  • Apr 20 18th Boston Marathon won by James Duffy of Canada in 2:25:01.2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 22 Babe Ruth's 1st professional game (as a pitcher) is a 6-hit 6-0 win

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • May 9 40th Kentucky Derby: John McCabe aboard Old Rosebud wins in 2:03.4
  • May 16 American Horseshoe Pitchers Association organizes in Kansas City
  • May 16 Ewing Field baseball park opens near Masonic Street, San Francisco. Relocated a year later.
  • May 21 39th Preakness: Andy Schuttinger aboard Holiday wins in 1:53.8
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: René Thomas wins in 6:03:45.060 (132.729 km/h)
  • May 31 Chicago White Sox Joe Benz no-hits Cleveland Indians, 6-1

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 9 Honus Wagner is 2nd to get 3,000 hits

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • Jun 13 28th U.S. Women's National Championship: Mary Browne beats Marie Wagner (6-2, 1-6, 6-1)
  • Jun 19 54th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 306 at Prestwick Club
  • Jun 20 46th Belmont: Merritt Buxton aboard Luke McLuke wins in 2:20
  • Jun 27 Jack Johnson beats Frank Moran in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jul 4 31st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats E Larcombe (7-5 6-4)
  • Jul 4 38th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Norman Brookes beats A Wilding (6-4 6-4 7-5)
  • Jul 5 Boston Braves are 15 games back in NL, and win World Series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 7 Balt Orioles' (IL) owner Jack Dunn offers Babe Ruth, Ernie Shore & Ben Egan for $10,000 to Connie Mack, who refuses, pleading poverty

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • Jul 10 Boston Red Sox purchase Babe Ruth from Baltimore Orioles
  • Jul 11 Babe Ruth debuts as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox, he beats Cleve 4-3
  • Jul 14 NL's Boston Braves start climb from last place to world series sweep
  • Jul 17 Giants outfielder Red Murray is knocked unconscious by lightning after catching a flyball, ending 21 inning game, Giants win 3-1
  • Jul 19 Boston Braves begin drive from last to 1st place in NL
  • Jul 25 Last day of club cricket for W G Grace at age 66: he made 69 runs
  • Jul 26 12th Tour de France won by Philippe Thys of Belgium
  • Jul 27 Roda JC soccer team forms in Kerkrade
  • Aug 3 Yankee catcher Nunamaker throws out 3 would be stealers in 1 inning
  • Aug 15 13th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in New York (3-2)
  • Aug 18 Oscar Egg sets new cycling hour record (44,247 km)

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 21 20th US Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 290 at Midlothian CC Ill

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • Sep 1 34th U.S. Men's National Championship: R. Norris Williams beats Maurice McLoughlin (6-3, 8-6, 10-8)
  • Sep 9 Boston Brave George Davis no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 7-0

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Sep 11 W. C. Handy publishes "St Louis Blues"

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • Sep 12 Yankee shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh, 23, becomes youngest manager
  • Sep 23 Reds drop their 19th straight game, then beat Boston Braves
  • Sep 27 Cleveland 2nd baseman Nap Lajoie collects his 3,000th hit
  • Sep 29 Boston Braves, who were in last place in mid-July, clinch NL pennant
  • Oct 13 Boston Braves sweep Philadelphia A's, 1st sweep in World Series history
  • Nov 1 Connie Mack asks waivers on Jack Coombs, Eddie Plank & Chief Colby
  • Nov 28 10th Australasian Championships: Arthur O'Hara Wood beats Gerald Patterson (6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 4 Walter Johnson accepts money from Federal League Chicago Whales Clark Griffith threatens to take Johnson to court

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Dec 5 6th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats U of Toronto, 14-2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 8 Connie Mack sells Eddie Collins to the White Sox

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • Dec 31 Colonel Jacob Ruppert & Captain Huston purchase NY Yankees for $460,000

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 4 Herman Franks, American baseball player
  • Jan 9 Derek Allhusen, England, equestrian (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Jan 19 Bob Gerard, British racing driver (d. 1990)

Person of interestJersey Joe

Jan 31 Jersey Joe Walcott, American heavyweight boxing champion (1951-52), born in Merchantville, New Jersey (d. 1994)

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • Feb 8 Bert Haas, baseball player
  • Feb 9 Bill "Rhymes with Wreck" Veeck, baseball club owner
  • Feb 14 Norman Von Nida, Australian golfer (d. 2007)
  • Feb 15 Arthur Sydney Martin, spy catcher
  • Feb 23 Theofiel Middelkamp, Dutch cyclist (d. 2005)
  • Feb 25 John Arlott, cricketer (the doyen of cricket commentators & writers)
  • Mar 1 Harry Caray, American sportscaster (Chicago Cubs), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1998) probable date
  • Mar 4 Gino Colaussi (Luigi Colaussi), Italian footballer (d. 1991)
  • Mar 10 Chandler Harper, golfer (1950 PGA champ)
  • Mar 14 Lee Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)

Person of interestSammy Baugh

Mar 17 Sammy Baugh, American NFL hall of fame quarterback (Washington Redskins), born in Temple, Texas (d. 2008)

American Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh
American Football Player and Coach
Sammy Baugh
  • Mar 19 J Jay Berwanger, 1st Heisman Trophy winner (1935)
  • Mar 22 Cec Burke, cricketer (NZ leg-spinner v Australia 1946, 1 & 3, 2-30)
  • Apr 3 Katherine Stammers Menzies, English doubles tennis player (Wimb 1935), born in St Albans, England (d. 2005)
  • Apr 8 John Cameron, cricketer (brother of Jimmy WI v-capt 1939 England tour)
  • Apr 10 Foffie Williams, West Indian cricketer (WI all-rounder 1939-48), born in Bank Hall, St Michael, Barbados (d. 1997)
  • Apr 10 Jack Badcock, Australian cricketer (Tasmania Australian batsman of 30's), born in Exton, Tasmania (d. 1982)
  • Apr 18 C S Nayudu, cricketer (brother of C K, 11 Tests as leggie)
  • May 2 Dennis Dyer, cricketer (opened batting for South Africa v England 1947)

Person of interestJoe Louis

May 13 Joe Louis, American world heavyweight boxing champion (1937-49), born in Lafayette, Alabama (d. 1981)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • May 15 Turk Broda, ice hockey goaltender (d. 1972)
  • May 19 Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)
  • May 20 Hideko Maehata, Japanese swimmer (d. 1995)
  • Jun 8 Joseph de Pietro, American 56kg weightlifter (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Jun 16 Stewart Cathie "Billy" Griffith, cricketer (140 for England, 1948)
  • Jun 18 Billy Wade, cricket wicket-keeper (South African in 11 Tests 1938-50)
  • Jun 28 Charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player
  • Jul 1 Cristyl Cranz, German slalom (Olympic gold 1936)
  • Jul 9 Bill Tallon, cricketer (brother of Don, Queensland leggie)
  • Jul 18 Mack Robinson, American 200m dash (Olympic silver 1932)
  • Jul 18 Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (d. 2000)
  • Jul 19 Marius Russo, American baseball player (New York Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)

Person of interestWoody Strode

Jul 25 Woody Strode, African American football player and actor (Posse, Cotton Club, Vigilante, Scream), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1994)

Actor and Sportsman Woody Strode
Actor and Sportsman
Woody Strode
  • Jul 26 Ellis Kinder, American baseball player (d. 1968)
  • Aug 6 Arthur Charles Dobson, British racing driver (d. 1980)
  • Aug 9 Joe Mercer, English footballer (d. 1990)
  • Aug 10 Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver (d. 1973)
  • Aug 16 Tullio Pandolfini, Italian water polo (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Aug 19 Lajos Baróti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
  • Aug 20 Kitei Sohn, Korean marathon runner/coach (Olympic gold 1936)
  • Aug 21 Doug Wright, English cricketer (England's leg-spinning genius of 30's & 40's), born in Sidcup, Kent (d. 1998)
  • Oct 10 Tommy Fine, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Oct 19 Harold Gimblett, cricketer (legendary Somerset & England batsman)
  • Oct 23 Frank (Bruiser) Kinard, NFL, AAFC tackle (NY Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 2 Johnny Vander Meer, American baseball player, born in Prospect Park, New Jersey (d. 1997)
  • Nov 12 Roberto Cavanagh, Argentina, polo (Olympic gold 1936)
  • Nov 12 Sylvi Saimo, Finland, 500m kayaker (Olympic gold 1952)

Person of interestJoe DiMaggio

Nov 25 "Joltin" Joe DiMaggio [Yankee Clipper], MLB center fielder who had a 56 game hitting streak, born in Martinez, California (d. 1999)

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Dec 6 Cyril Washbrook, cricketer (stalwart Lancs & England opener)
  • Dec 7 Winston Place, cricketer (England opener in West Indies 1948)
  • Dec 12 Denis Begbie, cricketer (South African batsman in five Tests 1948-50)
  • Dec 15 Ernie Toshack, cricket pace bowler (Aussie left-arm post-WWII)
  • Dec 17 Mushtaq Ali, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman of 30's & 40's)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 24 MLB greatest pitcher Walter Johnson (26) weds Hazel Lee Roberts in Northwest, Washington, D.C.

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 14 Baseball legend Babe Ruth (19) weds Helen Woodford

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 1 Rube Waddell, baseballer, dies at 37 of TB
  • May 13 R E Foster, only dual England captain at cricket & soccer, dies
  • Jun 15 A G Steel, cricketer (13 Tests, 29 wkts, Eng capt 1886), dies
  • Jul 30 Albert Trott, cricketer (3 Tests for Aus, 2 for Eng), commits suicide
  • Aug 7 Bransby Cooper, Australian cricketer, dies at 70
  • Sep 29 Jean Bouin, French marathoner (Olympic silver 1912), dies in battle
  • Dec 21 A O Jones, cricketer (12 Tests for England 1899-1909), dies