1925 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 11th Rose Bowl: Notre Dame beats Stanford, 27-10
  • Jan 5 French Baseball Federation awards silver medals to John McGraw, Charlie Comiskey, & Hugh Jennings
  • Jan 31 18th Women's Australasian Championships: Daphne Akhurst beats Esna Boyd (1-6, 8-6, 6-4)
  • Jan 31 18th Men's Australasian Championships: James Anderson beats Gerald Patterson (11-9, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3)
  • Feb 10 AL decides to alternate leagues for game 1 of World Series each year
  • Feb 27 Test Cricket debut of Clarrie Grimmett, who took 5-45 & 6-37 v England
  • Feb 28 Longest win streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (9 games)
  • Mar 13 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Arenas in 2 games
  • Mar 27 84th Grand National: Maj. John Wilson aboard Double Chance wins
  • Mar 30 Stanley Cup: Vict Cougars (WCHL) beat Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 5 Yankees whip Dodgers in exhibition 16-9 but Babe Ruth collapses in NC due to an ulcer

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Apr 9 Babe Ruth rushed to hospital
  • Apr 14 1st regular-season Cubs game to be broadcast on radio (WGN)
  • Apr 15 NHL's NY Americans (formerly Hamilton Tigers) 1st game, lose 3-1
  • Apr 17 NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery
  • Apr 20 29th Boston Marathon won by Charles Mellor of Ill in 2:33:00.6
  • Apr 21 No baseball games played in NL due to Charles Ebbets' funeral

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 5 Ty Cobb goes 6 for 6 (16 total bases)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • May 6 Ty Cobb hits his 5th HR in 2 games tying Cap Ansons record of 1884
  • May 7 Phillies have their 8th game postponed in a row
  • May 7 Pirate shortstop Glenn Wright makes an unassisted triple play
  • May 8 50th Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Coventry wins in 1:59
  • May 16 51st Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Flying Ebony wins in 2:07.6
  • May 26 Babe Ruth is finally out of bed, 5 weeks after ulcer surgery
  • May 26 Tigers' Ty Cobb is 1st to collect 1,000 extra-base hits (ends 1,139)
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Peter DePaolo wins in 4:56:39.401 (162.748 km/h)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 1 Lou Gehrig replaces Wally Pipp (1st of record 2130 consecutive games)

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 3 Eddie Collins, is 6th to get 3,000 hits

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • Jun 5 29th US Golf Open: Willie Macfarlane shoots a 291 at Worcester CC Mass
  • Jun 6 30th Men's French Championships: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (7-5, 6-1, 6-4)
  • Jun 6 30th Women's French Championships: Suzanne Lenglen beats Kitty McKane (6-1, 6-2)
  • Jun 12 William DeHart Hubbard of US, sets long jump record at 25' 10 3/4"
  • Jun 13 57th Belmont: Albert Johnson aboard American Flag wins in 2:16.8
  • Jun 13 Charles Jenkins demonstrates the transmission of synchronized pictures and sound (early television)

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 26 60th British Golf Open: Jim Barnes shoots a 300 at Prestwick Golf Club

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • Jul 1 NY Giant Hack Wilson hits 2 HRs in 3rd inning beating Phillies, 16-7
  • Jul 3 38th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats Joan Fry (6-2 6-0)
  • Jul 4 45th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rene Lacoste beats J Borotra (6-3 6-3 4-6 8-6)
  • Jul 19 19th Tour de France won by Ottavio Bottecchia of Italy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 22 Yankees purchase infielder Leo Durocher

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Jul 23 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits his 1st of 23 career grand slammers
  • Aug 9 Only time Babe Ruth pinch-hit for, Bobby Veach flies out
  • Aug 15 White Sox Dickie Kerr, 1st appearance since winning 2 world series games in 1919
  • Aug 21 BV Emmen soccer team forms

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 24 39th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Kathleen McKane Godfree (3-6, 6-0, 6-2)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Aug 29 After a night on the town, Babe Ruth shows up late for batting practice Miller Huggins suspends Ruth & slaps a $5,000 fine on him
  • Sep 1 Pierre de Coubertin steps down as chairman of Intl Olympic Committee

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 5 29th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • Sep 12 20th Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (5-0)
  • Sep 13 Bkln Dodger Dazzy Vance no-hits Phillies, 10-1
  • Sep 18 Bill Tilden wins 6th straight US tennis championship
  • Sep 19 45th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Bill Johnston (4-6, 11-9, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3)
  • Sep 23 Washington shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh is named AL MVP

Sport awardGolf Major

Sep 26 8th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen wins at Olympia Fields, Illinois

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • Oct 4 Harry Heilmann's 6 hits edges Ty Cobb .393 to .389 as batting champ
  • Oct 11 NY Giants play 1st NFL game, lose to Providence 14-0
  • Oct 12 Albert Michelsen runs world record marathon (2:19:01.8)
  • Oct 15 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Washington Senators, 4 games to 3 in 22nd World Series
  • Oct 25 Lester Patrick takes over NY Rangers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 21 Red Grange plays final Univ of Illinois game, signs with Chicago Bears

NFL halfback Red Grange
NFL halfback
Red Grange

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 28 NHL goalie Georges Vezina collapses & dies 4 months later of TB

NHL Goalie Georges Vezina
NHL Goalie
Georges Vezina
  • Dec 5 13th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Senators defeats Win Tammany Tigers, 24-1
  • Dec 6 Record 73,000 pay to watch Chicago Bears beat NY Giants 19-7
  • Dec 15 1st hockey game at Madison Square Garden, Montreal Canadiens 3, NY Americans 1
  • Dec 26 NHL record 141 shots as NY Americans (73) beat Pitt Pirates (68) 3-1, NY's Jake Forbes 67 saves, Pitt's Ray Waters 70

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 George Conner, NFL tackle, linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • Jan 4 Veikko Hakulinen, Finland, 30K/50K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1956)
  • Jan 12 Ralph Legall, cricket wicket-keeper (WI v India 1954)
  • Jan 15 Keith Bentley, international racing cyclist
  • Jan 17 A H Kardar, cricketer (Pak 1st Test capt, prev played for India)
  • Jan 18 Roepie Kruize, Dutch field hockey player (Olympic-Bronze-48/Silver-52)
  • Jan 20 George Connol, NFL Hall-of-Famer
  • Jan 25 Eric Dempster, cricketer (NZ slow bowl of mid-50's, bowling avg 109.5)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 26 Paul Newman, American actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler), racing car driver and popcorn mogul (Newman's Own), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2008)

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • Feb 8 Raimondo d'Inzeo, It, equestrian (Oly-gold/2 silver/3 bronze-1948-76)
  • Feb 9 Vic Wertz, baseball player
  • Feb 19 Leslie Laing, Linstead Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Feb 21 Jack Ramsay, NBA coach ( Portland Trail Blazers, 1977 NBA Champions), (d. 2014)
  • Feb 23 Ian Smith, South African cricket leg-spinner (1947-58) who averaged 64.08, born in Durban, South Africa (d. 2015)
  • Feb 26 Everton Weekes, West Indian cricket player
  • Mar 12 Louison Bobet, French cyclist (Tour de France 1953-55)
  • Mar 13 Bertha Tickey, Dinuba California, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1973)
  • Mar 18 Don Paul, American football player (LA Rams), (d. 2015)
  • Mar 21 Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (d. 1964)
  • Mar 24 Puig Aubert, French rugby league footballer (d. 1994)
  • Mar 26 Maqsood Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 16 Tests 1952-56)
  • Mar 29 Emlen Tunnell, NFL safety (Giants, Packers)
  • Apr 6 Arthur D Larsen, tennis champ (US Open-1950)
  • Apr 13 Frank Chamberlain, CEO (Test & County Cricket Board)
  • Apr 14 H G Kischenchand, cricketer (5 Tests for India 1947-52)
  • Apr 20 Ernie Stautner, NFL tackle (Steelers)/WLAF head coach (Galaxy)
  • May 1 Chuck Bednarik, Penn, NFL hall of fame center/linebacker (Philadelphia)
  • May 2 David Ironside, cricketer (South African swing bowler in 3 Tests v NZ 1953-54)
  • May 5 Bob Cerv, American baseball player (Yankees), born in Weston, Nebraska (d. 2017)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 12 Yogi Berra [Lawrence Peter Berra], American baseball catcher, coach and manager (NY Yankees, Mets), born in St. Louis Missouri (d. 2015)

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • May 25 Don Liddle, baseball player (d. 2000)
  • Jun 4 Antonio Puchades, Spanish footballer (23 caps), born in Sueca, Spain (d. 2013)
  • Jun 5 Art Donovan, NFL defensive tackle (Balt, NY Yanks, Dallas), (d. 2013)
  • Jun 8 Del Ennis, baseball player (d. 1996)
  • Jun 11 Richard White, Gisborne, New Zealand, rugby union player (55 games as an All Black), (d. 2012)
  • Jun 15 Gene Baker, baseball player
  • Jun 16 Richard Jacobs, philanthropist/sports owner (Cleveland Indians)
  • Jun 20 Doris Hart, American tennis player (6 Grand Slams), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)
  • Jun 23 Art Modell [Arthur Bertram], American businessman (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Modells Stores), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • Jun 23 Richard Barber, cricketer (scored 12 & 5 in only Test NZ v WI 1956)
  • Jun 28 Anne Mackenzie, South African long distance athlete
  • Jun 30 Jim Levitch, horse trainer
  • Jun 30 Micheline Lannoy, Belgian figure skating pairs (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Jul 10 Dorothea Hochletiner, Austrian giant slalom (Olympic bronze 1956)
  • Jul 18 George Doggart, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1950)/MCC pres
  • Jul 23 Pierre Baugniet, Belgian pairs ice skater (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Jul 25 Alistair Taylor, cricketer (one Test as opening bat for South Africa 1956)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 29 Ted Lindsay, Canadian hockey player (Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks), born in Renfrew, Ontario

NHL Star Ted Lindsay
NHL Star
Ted Lindsay
  • Aug 2 John McCormack, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Aug 16 Willie Jones, American baseball player (d. 1983)
  • Aug 27 Ken Grieves, cricketer (NSW leg-spin all-rounder)
  • Sep 10 Roy James Brown, boxer/soul singer (Good Rockin' Tonight), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 12 Stan Lopata, American baseball player, born in Delray, Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Sep 18 Harvey Haddix, baseball pitcher (pitched perfect game into 12th)
  • Sep 26 Bobby Shantz, baseball player (1952 AL MVP)
  • Sep 26 Norm Dussault, American ice hockey player
  • Oct 1 Bob Boyd, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • Oct 12 Gilbert Parkhouse, Welsh cricketer (England batsman in 7 Tests 1950-59), born in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 2000)
  • Oct 12 William Steinkraus, American equestrian (Oly-gold/2 sil/br-52/56/60/64/68/72), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oct 24 Ken "Slasher" Mackay, cricketer (exciting Aussie all-rounder)
  • Oct 25 Yakov Rylsky, USSR sabre team (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Aleksandrovka, Verkhubinsky District, Kazakhstan (d. 1999)
  • Oct 29 Betty Evans Grayson, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1959), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Nov 28 J√≥zsef Bozsik, Hungarian footballer (d. 1978)
  • Dec 3 Ken Funston, South African cricket batsman (18 Tests during 1950's)
  • Dec 6 Andy Robustelli, NFL defensive end (LA Rams, NY Giants)
  • Dec 7 Hernando da Silva Ramos, Brazilian racing driver
  • Dec 12 D G "Dattu" Phadkar, cricketer (pace bowling all-rounder for India)
  • Dec 12 Ghulam Guard, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in 2 Tests for India 1959)
  • Dec 14 Sam Jones, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • Dec 15 Sam Pollock, Canadian ice hockey general manager
  • Dec 20 Benito Lorenzi, Italian footballer (d. 2007)
  • Dec 25 Ossi Reichert, German FR, giant slalom (Olympic gold 1956)
  • Dec 29 Pete Dye, American golf course architect

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 7 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (29) weds actress Estelle Taylor (30)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 2 Jaap Eden, Dutch world champion cyclist and speed skater, dies at 51

Cyclist and Speed Skater Jaap Eden
Cyclist and Speed Skater
Jaap Eden
  • Mar 4 John Montgomery Ward, American baseball player (b. 1860)
  • Mar 14 Walter Camp, American, father of American football, dies at 65
  • Apr 18 Charles Ebbets, President (Dodgers), dies
  • May 27 Ed McKeever, pres (Bkln Dodgers), dies of pneumonia
  • Jul 14 Pancho Villa, Filipino world boxing champion (b. 1901)
  • Jul 26 Antonio Ascari, Italian racing driver (b. 1888)
  • Aug 3 William Bruce, cricketer (drowns 14 Tests for Australia 1885-95), dies
  • Sep 30 Philip Hutchinson, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1889), dies
  • Oct 7 Christy Mathewson, American baseball player (b. 1880)
  • Dec 17 A N "Monkey" Hornby, cricketer (England capt at Oval 1882), dies