Events in Sport in 1901

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  • Jan 24 1st games played in baseball's American League
  • Jan 31 Winnipeg Victorias sweep Montreal Shamrocks in 2 for Stanley Cup
  • Mar 11 Cincinnati Enquirer reports Baltimore manager John McGraw signed Cherokee Indian Tokohoma, who is really black 2nd baseman Charlie Grant
  • Mar 15 Horse racing is banned in San Francisco, last race March 16th
  • Mar 29 63rd Grand National: Arthur Nightingall aboard Grudon wins
  • Apr 19 5th Boston Marathon won by Jim Caffrey of Canada in 2:29:23.6
  • Apr 25 Erve Beck hits American League's 1st home run
  • Apr 25 In last of 9th, Detroit Tigers, trailing by 13-4, score 10 runs to win one of greatest comebacks in baseball (1st game in Detroit)
  • Apr 28 1st soccer game between Belgium (8) & Netherlands (0)
  • Apr 28 Cleveland's Bock Baker gives up a record 23 singles as White Sox beat Blues (Cleveland Blues!) 13-1
  • Apr 29 27th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on His Eminence wins in 2:07.75
  • May 1 Detroit Tigers commit 12 errors against Chicago White Sox
  • May 1 Herb McFarland hit 1st grand slam in American League
  • May 9 Cleveland's Earl Moore no-hits Chicago White Sox 9 inn but loses in 10th 4-2
  • May 23 35th Belmont: H Spencer aboard Commando wins in 2:21
  • May 28 26th Preakness: Fred Landry aboard The Parader wins in 1:47.2
  • Jun 2 Benjamin Adams arrested for playing golf on Sunday (NY)
  • Jun 6 41st British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 309 at Muirfield
  • Jun 9 NY Giants get record 31 hits to beat Cincinnati Reds 25-13
  • Jun 14 1st golf championship is played
  • Jun 15 7th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 331 at Myopia Hunt Club MA
  • Jun 29 15th U.S. Women's National Championship: Elisabeth Moore beats Myrtle McAteer (6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 2-6, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 18th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats Blanche Bingley (6-2 6-2)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jul 3 25th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Gore beats R Doherty (4-6 7-5 6-4 6-4)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 12 Cy Young wins his 300th game

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • Aug 5 Peter O'Connor of Ireland, sets then long jump record at 24' 11 3/4"
  • Aug 10 Chicago White Sox Frank Isbell strands record 11 teammate base runners
  • Aug 21 Joe McGinnity, suspended from NL for punching & spitting on an umpire
  • Aug 27 21st U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Beals Wright (6-2, 6-8, 6-4, 6-4)
  • Sep 5 National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues forms
  • Sep 19 11 baseball games canceled due to funeral of President William McKinley
  • Oct 4 Columbia (US) beats Shamrock II (England) in 12th America's Cup

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 15 James J Jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Nov 15 6th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-0 in Tuscaloosa
  • Dec 13 Test debut of English cricketer Sydney Barnes vs Australia at the SCG, took 5-65 in 1st innings
  • Dec 14 1st table tennis tournament is held (London Royal Aquarium)