Events in Sport in 1902

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  • Jan 1 1st Rose Bowl: Michigan beats Stanford 49-0
  • Jan 23 Winnipeg Victorias sweep Toronto Wellingtons in 2 for Stanley Cup
  • Mar 17 Stanley Cup: Montreal AAA beat Winnipeg Victorias, 2 games to 1
  • Mar 21 64th Grand National: David Read aboard Shannon Lass wins
  • Apr 2 MVV Football Club is established in Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Apr 19 6th Boston Marathon won by Sam Mellor of NY in 2:43:12
  • May 3 28th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on Alan-a-Dale wins in 2:08.75
  • May 22 36th Belmont: John Bullman aboard Mastermam wins in 2:22.6
  • May 27 27th Preakness: L Jackson aboard Old England wins in 1:45.8
  • May 31 Australia Cricket all out 36 v England, Edgbaston, their lowest ever
  • Jun 1 Blue-White United soccer team of Amsterdam forms
  • Jun 5 British Open Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Scotsman Sandy Herd wins by 1 stroke from James Braid and Harry Vardon
  • Jun 15 Minor League's most lopsided baseball game: Corsicana 51; Texarkana 3 Justin Clark of Corsicana, Texas minors hits 8 home runs in 1 game
  • Jun 27 16th U.S. Women's National Championship: Marion Jones beats Elisabeth Moore (6-1, 1-0, ret.)
  • Jul 2 John McGraw becomes manager of MLB New York Giants, 30 year tenure (1902-32)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Muriel Robb wins her only major title with a 7-5, 6-1 defeat of fellow Briton Charlotte Cooper

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper

  • Jul 2 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty wins his first title beating Arthur Gore 6-4, 6-3, 3-6, 6-0
  • Jul 5 All-rounder Monty Noble takes 6 for 52 as Australia wins the one and only cricket Test played at Sheffield's Bramall Lane, England
  • Jul 8 John McGraw, accused by Ban Johnson of trying to wreck Baltimore & Washington clubs, negotiates his release from the Orioles
  • Jul 16 John McGraw named manager of NY Giants
  • Jul 16 Test Cricket debut of K S Ranjitsinhji v Australia, at Old Trafford
  • Jul 17 Orioles forfeit to St Louis having only 5 players available to play they then forfeit their franchise back to the AL
  • Jul 19 NY Giants lose their 1st game under new manager John McGraw
  • Jul 23 Dutch Excelsior soccer club is established in Rotterdam (Eerste Divisie winners 1973-4, 78-79, 2005-06)
  • Jul 24 Victor Trumper scores a century for Australia before lunch 4th Test Cricket v England

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 25 James J. Jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Aug 8 2nd Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in New York (3-2)
  • Aug 27 22nd U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats R.F. Doherty 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 8-6
  • Sep 10 Utrecht soccer team UVV forms
  • Sep 20 Chicago White Sox Jim Callahan no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0
  • Oct 11 8th US Golf Open: Laurie Auchterlonie shoots a 307 at Garden City, NY
  • Oct 11 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket between South Africa & Australia
  • Oct 18 7th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 23-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 20 Geo Lefevre and Henri Desgrange create Tour de France bicycle race
  • Nov 21 Baseball's Philadelphia Athletics & Phillies form pro football teams, joining Pitts Stars in 1st attempt at a National Football League
  • Dec 2 Soccer team Go Ahead forms in Deventer