On This Day

January 1918 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 4th Rose Bow, Tournament Park, Pasadena, California: Mare Island, USMC beats Camp Lewis, US Army, 19-7; MVP: Hollis Huntington, USMC

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Jan 2 After repeated clashes over pay with the Brooklyn Robins owner Charlie Ebbets, star right fielder and future Baseball Hall of Fame manager Casey Stengel is traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates

Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel
Baseball Hall of Fame Manager
Casey Stengel
  • Jan 2 Montreal Arena in Westmount, Quebec, the home rink of 4-time Stanley Cup winners the Montreal Wanderers burns down leading to the club disbanding

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Jan 12 Montreal Canadien's center Joe Malone scores 5 goals in a 9-4 win over Ottawa to become the first 20 goal scorer in NHL history; goes on to score 44 regular season goals

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Willy den Ouden, Dutch swimmer (WR 100m freestyle, 1:04.06 1933-56; Olympic gold 4×100m freestyle 1936), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1997)
  • Jan 7 Colin Snedden, cricketer (Test NZ v England 1947, 0-46, did not bat)
  • Jan 22 Elmer Lach, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Nokomis, Saskatchewan
  • Jan 25 Ernie Harwell, American baseball sportscaster, born in Washington, Georgia (d. 2010)
  • Jan 29 William Rigney, baseball manager (SF Giants)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 24 George Arthur Crump, Founder of the Pine Valley Golf Club in Clementon NJ (b. 1871)