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Year 1914 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 10 Norwegian speed skater Oscar Mathisen skates world 500m record in 43.7s in Oslo, Norway
  • Feb 1 Chicago White Sox and New York Giants play a 10-inning, 3-3 tie in Cairo, Egypt in an exhibition MLB game; part of special 56-game world tour
  • Feb 7 Charlie Chaplin debuts silent film character The Tramp in "Kid Auto Races at Venice"
  • Mar 19 Stanley Cup, Arena Gardens, Toronto ON: Toronto HC (NHA) defeat Victoria Aristocrats (PCHA), 2-1 for a 3-0 series sweep; final series of the "challenge" era
  • Mar 20 1st international figure-skating tournament held in US, New Haven
  • Mar 27 76th Grand National: Bill Smith aboard Sunloch wins by 8 lengths from Trianon III
  • Apr 20 18th Boston Marathon won by Canadian James Duffy in 2:25:01.2
  • Apr 22 Babe Ruth's 1st professional game (as a pitcher) is a 6-hit 6-0 win
  • 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
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Sports Stars Married in 1914

  • Jun 24 MLB greatest pitcher Walter Johnson (26) weds Hazel Lee Roberts in Northwest, Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 17 American baseball legend Babe Ruth (19) weds waitress Helen Woodford (17) at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Ellicott City, Maryland

Sports Stars Who Died in 1914

  • Apr 1 Rube Waddell, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown, AL wins leader 1905; ERA leader 1900, 05; strikeout leader 1902–07; Philadelphia A's), dies from tuberculosis at 37
  • May 13 R. E. Foster, English cricketer (287 on debut England v Aust SCG 1903), footballer and the only man to have captained England in both sports, dies of diabetes at 36
  • 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

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