On This Day

Events in Sport in 1900

  • Jan 24 Newcastle Badminton Club, world's oldest, forms in England
  • Jan 29 American League organized in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee and Minneapolis
  • Feb 9 Dwight Davis establishes a new tennis trophy, the Davis Cup
  • Feb 16 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Shamrocks beat Winnipeg Victorias, 5-4 to take challenge series, 3-1
  • Mar 8 NL decides to go with 8 teams They exclude Baltimore, Cleveland, Louisville & Washington (in 1953 Boston Braves move to Milwaukee)
  • Mar 10 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Shamrocks outclass Halifax Crescents, 11-0 to sweep challenge series, 2-0
  • Mar 16 AL meets in Chicago, Ban Johnson announces AL league will be Chicago White Stockings, Washington Senators, Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Blues, Boston Americans, Philadelphia Athletics and Baltimore Orioles
  • Mar 18 Ajax soccer club forms in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (33 Eredivisie titles, 18 KNVB Cups, 4 Champions League); named after legendary Greek hero
  • Mar 30 62nd Grand National: Algy Anthony wins aboard Ambush II; owner is Prince Of Wales (King Edward VII)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 6 James J. Jeffries KOs Jack Finnegan in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Apr 16 4th Boston Marathon won by Canadian Jim Caffrey in race record 2:39:44.4
  • Apr 19 Highest scoring opening game, Phils beat Braves 19-17 in 10
  • Apr 30 165 lb Robert Fitzsimmons KOs 305 lb Ed Dunkhost in a boxing match
  • May 3 26th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Boland aboard Lieut Gibson wins in 2:06.25
  • May 11 James J. Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 23 for heavyweight boxing title
  • May 20 II Summer (Modern) Olympic Games open in Paris (last 5 months)

  • May 24 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼
  • May 25 Retired London fire master Eyre Massey Shaw aged 70 reputedly becomes oldest gold medalist in Olympics for sailing (disputed)
  • May 29 25th Preakness: H Spencer aboard Hindus wins in 1:48.4
  • May 31 Tom Hayward scores 1,000th cricket run of season (sets record 1074)
  • Jun 7 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Englishman J.H. Taylor wins title for 3rd time; beats runner-up Harry Vardon by 8 strokes
  • Jun 21 Dodgers score 7 in top of 11th to go ahead of Phillies, 20-13, In bottom of 11th Phillies stalls so umpire forfeits game to Dodgers
  • Jun 23 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Myrtle McAteer beats Edith Parker 6-2, 6-2, 6-0 for her lone major singles title

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley-Hillyard beats rival and fellow Briton Charlotte Cooper 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jul 3 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: R.F. Doherty beats Sydney Smith 6-8, 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 for his 4th consecutive Wimbledon singles title
  • Jul 7 Boston Beaneaters pitcher Kid Nichols notches his 300th career MLB victory with an 11-4 win over Chicago Orphans
  • Jul 8 1st night baseball, league game (Zanesville at Grand Rapids)
  • Jul 11 Charlotte Cooper beats Hélène Prévost to become the 1st female Olympic tennis champion and the 1st individual female Olympic champion in any sport
  • Jul 13 Phillies beat Pittsburgh 23-8
  • Jul 19 Michel Théato wins 2nd olympics marathon (2:59:45.0-40,260k)
  • Jul 25 Gilbert Jessop hits his 2nd 100 before lunch in same cricket match
  • Aug 8 1st International Lawn Tennis Challenge (precursor to Davis Cup) begins at Longwood Cricket Club in Massachusetts, won 3-0 by US over British Isles
  • Aug 9 1st International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Boston, MA: Dwight Davis & Holcombe Ward beat Ernest Black & Herbert Roper Barrett 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to give US an unassailable 3-0 lead over British Isles
  • Aug 19 Start of the one and only Olympic cricket match, in Paris
  • Aug 20 Great Britain beats France in cricket in Olympic Games
  • Aug 21 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: Malcolm Whitman beats William Larned 6-4, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 to win his third straight US singles title
  • Aug 31 Dodgers' Brickyard Kennedy walks 6 straight Phillies
  • Oct 5 US Open Men's Golf, Chicago GC: Harry Vardon of Jersey wins his only US title; beats Englishman J.H. Taylor by 2 strokes
  • Oct 28 II Summer (Modern) Olympic Games, Paris, France: competition ends after 5 months; no opening or closing ceremonies conducted
  • Nov 13 Baltimore Orioles (now NY Yankees) enter baseball's American League
  • Nov 15 Dutch soccer club NEC is established in Nijmegen
  • Nov 17 5th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 53-5 in Montgomery