1922 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 2 8th Rose Bowl: California ties Washington & Jefferson, 0-0
  • Jan 28 J E Clair turns Green Bay franchise back to NFL
  • Feb 18 Kenesaw Mountain Landis resigns his judgeship to work for baseball

AgreementContract of Interest

Mar 6 Babe Ruth signs 3 year contract with NY Yankees at $52,000 a year

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Mar 13 NHL Championship: Ottawa Senators outscore Toronto St Pats, 5 to 4, in 2 games
  • Mar 24 81st Grand National: Lewis Rees aboard Music Hall wins (only 3 horses out of 32 starters finish)
  • Mar 28 Stanley Cup: Toronto St Pats (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2
  • Apr 18 Netherlands soccer team defeats Denmark 2-0
  • Apr 19 26th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:18:10
  • Apr 29 1st official International Weightlifting Federation Champ in Tallinn, Estonia
  • Apr 30 Chicago White Sox Charles Robertson perfect games Detroit Tigers, 2-0
  • May 7 Belgian soccer team defeats Netherlands: 1-2
  • May 7 NY Giant Jesse Barnes no-hits Phillies, 2-0
  • May 13 48th Kentucky Derby: Albert Johnson aboard Morvich wins in 2:04.6
  • May 13 47th Preakness: L Morris aboard Pillory wins in 1:51.6
  • May 20 Babe Ruth & Bob Meusel, suspended on October 16, 1921, by Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis, return to the NY lineup & go hitless
  • May 21 Col Ruppert buys out Col Huston interest in NY Yankees for $1,500,000
  • May 23 Harry Greb gave Gene Tunney his only professional boxing defeat
  • May 25 Babe Ruth suspended 1 day & fined $200 for throwing dirt on an ump
  • May 29 US Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport & not a business & thus not subject to antitrust laws
  • May 30 Cubs swap Max Flack for Cards Cliff Heathcote during middle of doubleheader. Both play for both teams that day
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Jimmy Murphy wins in 5:17:30.845 (152.057 km/h)
  • Jun 10 54th Belmont: C H Miller aboard Pillory wins in 2:18.8
  • Jun 12 St Louis Brown Hub Pruett strikes out Babe Ruth 3 straight times
  • Jun 12 St Louis gets record 10 hits in a row & beats Phillies 14-8
  • Jun 14 5th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Oakmont CC Oakmont Pa
  • Jun 14 Charles Hoffner wins PGA golf tournament

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 23 57th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 300 at Royal St George

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • Jun 24 AFPA changes name to NFL, Chicago Staleys become Chicago Bears
  • Jul 8 35th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats M Mallory (6-2 6-0)
  • Jul 10 42nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Gerald Patterson beats R Lycett (6-3 6-4 6-2)
  • Jul 15 26th US Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 288 at Skokie CC in Ill

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 17 Ty Cobb gets 5 hits in a game for record 4th time in a year

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Jul 23 16th Tour de France won by Firmin Lambot of Belgium
  • Aug 4 Female 1st baseman Lizzie Murphy plays on AL all-star team
  • Aug 8 Pirates set record of 46 hits in a doubleheader (against Phillies)

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 19 36th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Helen Wills Moody (6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Aug 20 1st world championship athletics for women, held in Paris
  • Aug 24 1st Phillie to hit for cycle (Cy Williams)
  • Aug 25 Cubs beat Phillies 26-23 in highest scoring major-league game
  • Aug 28 1st Walker Cup: US beats England 8-4
  • Aug 30 Babe Ruth is thrown out of a game for 5th time in 1922
  • Sep 5 17th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in New York (4-1)
  • Sep 15 Catcher Butch Henline is 1st NLer to hit 3 HRs in a game since 1897
  • Sep 16 42nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Bill Johnston (4-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4)
  • Sep 17 Cyclist Piet Moeskops becomes world sprint champ
  • Oct 1 Former Chicago Staleys play 1st NFL game as Chicago Bears, win 6-0
  • Oct 4 For 1st time, entire World Series broadcast over radio (WJZ & WGY)
  • Oct 5 NY Yankees and Giants play an infamous 3-3 tied World Series game
  • Oct 7 First radio link, WNJ (Newark) & WGY (Senectady) link for World Series
  • Oct 7 Landis insists Game 4 of World Series be played despite heavy rain
  • Oct 8 NY Giants beat Yankees, 4 games to 0, with a tie in 19th World Series
  • Oct 30 Anxious to compete with the Yankees, the NY Giants pay $65,000 & 3 players for Jack Bentley (hits .349 & is 13-1 as pitcher in 1922)
  • Dec 2 10th CFL Grey Cup: Queen's University defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 13-1
  • Dec 9 15th Women's Australasian Championships (1st for women): Margaret Molesworth beats Esna Boyd (6-3, 10-8)
  • Dec 9 15th Australasian Championships: James Anderson beats Gerald Patterson (6-0, 3-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2)
  • Dec 10 Pete Henry makes longest known NFL drop-kicked field goal, 45 yards
  • Dec 16 Mutual Association of Eastern Colored Baseball Clubs formally organizes
  • Dec 16 NSW all out for 786 against South Australia Cricket

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 7 Alvin Dark, American baseball player & manager, born in Comanche, Oklahoma, (d. 2014)
  • Jan 19 Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer (great lefty opening batsman), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
  • Jan 24 Neil Franklin, soccer star
  • Feb 1 Clifford McWatt, cricketer (WI wicket-keeper in 6 Tests 1954-55)
  • Feb 5 Alain de Changy, Belgian racing driver (d. 1994)
  • Feb 9 James C "Jim" Laker, Bradford England, cricket off spinner
  • Feb 17 Marshall Teague, American race car driver (d. 1959)
  • Feb 22 Jesús Iglesias, Argentine racing driver (d. 2005)
  • Feb 24 Kanwar Rai Singh, cricketer (batted at MCG in Test for India 1948)
  • Feb 26 Bill Johnston, cricket pace bowler (mighty Australian lefty post-war)
  • Mar 3 Nándor Hidegkuti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2002)
  • Mar 5 Ebrahim Maka, Indian cricket wicketkeeper (2 Tests 1952)
  • Mar 9 Herbert P Douglas Jr, Pitts, long jumper (Olympic bronze 1948)
  • Mar 13 Brun Smith, cricketer (NZ right-handed batsman of late 1940's)
  • Mar 13 Jim Rodger, sports writer
  • Mar 28 Joey Maxim, American boxer (d. 2001)
  • Apr 5 Tom Finney, English football player (Preston North End), born in Preston, Lancashire
  • Apr 21 Allan Watkins, cricketer, England batsman late 40s early 50s)
  • Apr 29 George Allen, football coach (LA Rams, Washington Redskins)
  • Apr 29 Helmut Krackowizer, Austrian motorcyclist (d. 2001)
  • Apr 30 Anton Murray, cricketer (South African batsman in 10 Tests 1951-55)
  • May 3 Len Shackleton, English former footballer (d. 2000)
  • May 6 Pat Harder, NFL fullback (Cardinals, Lions), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • May 11 Nestor Chylak, American baseball umpire (d. 1992)
  • May 13 Michael Ainsworth, British cricketer (d. 1978)
  • May 28 Lou Duva, American boxing trainer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Jun 1 Abdul Rashid, Pakistani field hockey player (Olympic gold 1960), born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 2 Charlie Sifford, American professional golfer, born in Charlotte North Carolina

  • Jun 4 John McNamara, baseball player
  • Jun 7 Leo Reise, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 13 Mel Parnell [Melvin], Major League Baseball pitcher (Boston Red Socks, 1947-56), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • Jun 21 Jim McConnon, cricketer (England off-spinner against Pakistan 1954)
  • Jun 23 Leonard Dorfman, horse trainer
  • Jun 23 Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1998)
  • Jul 3 Art Fowler, baseball player
  • Jul 4 Ghulam Ahmed, cricketer (off-spinner in 22 Tests for India in 1950's)
  • Jul 10 Herb McKenley, Jamaica, 4 X 400m relay runner (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Jul 13 Ken Mosdell, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2006)
  • Jul 22 Patricia Canning Todd, American tennis player, born in San Francisco (d. 2015)
  • Jul 26 Hoyt Wilhelm [James], American Major League Baseball player and knuckleball pitcher (New York Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Huntersville, North Carolina (d. 2002)
  • Aug 17 Roy Tattersall, cricketer (brilliant England off-spinner early 50's)
  • Aug 23 George Kell, baseball player
  • Sep 1 Joe Astroth, East Alton, Illinois, MLB player (Philadelphia/Kansas City Athletics), (d. 2013)
  • Sep 15 Bob Anderson, English Olympic Fencer, renowned film fight choreographer (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings) (d.2012)
  • Sep 19 Dana Zatopek, Czechoslavakia, javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Sep 19 Emil Zatopek, Czechoslavakia, 5K/10K/marathon (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Sep 30 Allan Rae, cricketer (prolific WI opening batsman 1948-53)
  • Oct 5 José Froilán González, Argentine race car driver, (d. 2013)
  • Oct 5 Jock Stein, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1985)
  • Oct 6 Joe Frazier, American baseball player
  • Oct 7 Grady Hatton, American baseball player, (d. 2013)
  • Oct 10 Harry Cave, cricketer (NZ bowler & Test captain in the 1950's)
  • Oct 10 Merv Pregulman, Lansing, Michigan, NFL Line backer (Green Bay Packers), (d. 2012)
  • Oct 22 Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentine footballer (d. 2001)
  • Oct 27 George Young, Scottish football player, born in Grangemouth, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • Oct 27 Ralph Kiner, HR hitter (Pittsburgh Pirates) and sportscaster (NY Mets), born in Santa Rita, New Mexico (d. 2014)
  • Oct 28 Butch van Breda Kolff, American basketball coach (d. 2007)
  • Oct 29 Francois H L Henrichs, sportscaster/actor (Spider)
  • Nov 8 Ademir Marques de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (d. 1996)
  • Nov 18 Marjorie Gestring, American springboard diver (Olympic gold 1936)
  • Nov 21 Abe Lemons, American basketball coach
  • Nov 29 Minnie Miñoso, Cuban baseball player
  • Dec 1 Vsevolod Bobrov, Soviet ice hockey player (d. 1979)
  • Dec 8 George Fullerton, cricketer (South African keeper-batsman 1947-51)
  • Dec 14 Charley Trippi, NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals)
  • Dec 16 Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist
  • Dec 23 Micheline Ostermeyer, French shot-put/discus thrower (Oly-gold-1948)
  • Dec 28 Nyron Sultan Asgarali, cricketer (West Indian opening bat 1957)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 18 Football player George Halas (27) weds Minnie Bushing

American Football Player, Coach, Owner, and Pioneer George Halas
American Football Player, Coach, Owner, and Pioneer
George Halas

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 1 Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, Spanish footballer (b. 1892)
  • Jun 1 Frank Walters, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 7 & 5), dies
  • Sep 21 Tom Armitage, cricketer (England lob bowler v Australia 1877), dies
  • Nov 7 Sam Thompson, baseball player (b. 1860)