On This Day

Events in Sport in 1905

  • Jan 16 Baseball outfielder Frank Huelsman completes eighth transaction in 8 months
  • Jan 16 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Senators rout Dawson City (Yukon), 23-2 for 2-0 series sweep; most lopsided challenge playoff game in history; Frank McGee 14 goals
  • Jan 22 Dutchman Coen de Koning wins the 1,500m, 5,000m & 10,000m at World Allround Speed Skating Championships in Groningen, Netherlands to become 2nd Dutchman to win a world title
  • Feb 1 Dutch soccer club ADO Den Haag forms in The Hague; ADO represents the amateur branch of the club
  • Feb 15 1st race meet at Oaklawn Park (Hot Springs, Ark)
  • Mar 11 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Senators beat Rat Portage Thisles, 5-4 for 2-1 challenge series victory
  • Mar 31 67th Grand National: Frank Mason victorious aboard Kirkland; first Welsh-trained horse to win the event
  • Apr 17 9th Boston Marathon won by Fred Lorz in 2:38:25.4
  • Apr 24 First-class cricket debut of Sir Jack Hobbs, "The Master" for Surrey v the "Gentlemen of England" (18 & 88)
  • Apr 24 Senators execute a triple-play & beat Yankees 4-3
  • Apr 25 Latest day of 1st-class cricket in an Aust season (NSW v Qld)
  • Apr 26 Cubs Jack McCarthy becomes only major league player to throw out 3 runners at plate in 1 game, all were ends of a double play
  • Apr 30 First official soccer game between neighbouring countries Belgium-Netherlands; Dutch win, 4-1 at Olympic Stadium, Antwerp
  • May 10 31st Kentucky Derby: Jack Martin aboard Agile wins in 2:100.75

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 13 James J. Jeffries retires as boxing champion

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • May 17 Waseda U of Tokyo defeats LA High School 5-3 in baseball

  • May 19 Tom Jenkins beats Frank Gotcha for heavyweight wrestling champ
  • May 24 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08
  • May 27 30th Preakness: W Davis aboard Cairngore wins in 1:45.8
  • Jun 9 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Scotsman James Braid wins his 2nd Open title 5 strokes ahead of runners-up Rowland Jones and J.H. Taylor
  • Jun 13 NY Giant Christy Mathewson 2nd no-hitter, beats Chicago Cubs, 1-0
  • Jun 24 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Elisabeth Moore wins her 4th US singles title; beats Helen Homans 6-4, 5-7, 6-1
  • Jul 3 American boxer Marvin Hart scores a 12th round KO of Jack Root in Reno, Nevada for world heavyweight title

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jul 4 Baseball Hall of Fame pitchers Rube Waddell (A's) and Cy Young (Boston) matchup in 20-inning classic, A's win 4-2

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • Jul 8 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: May Sutton becomes first American player to win the singles title at Wimbledon; beats Dorothea Chambers 6-3, 6-4
  • Jul 8 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Home town favourite Laurence Doherty wins his 4th consecutive Wimbledon singles title; beats Norman Brookes of Australia 8-6 6-2 6-4
  • Jul 24 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon: Laurence Doherty & Reggie Doherty beat Holcombe Ward & Beals Wright 8-10, 6-2, 6-2, 4-6, 8-6 to give British Isles an unassailable 3-0 lead over US (ends 5-0)
  • Jul 30 3rd Tour de France won by Louis Trousselier of France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 9 Ty Cobb's mother Amanda kills her husband after mistaking him for a burglar

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Aug 24 Chicago Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 20 innings
  • Aug 30 Tiger Ty Cobb makes his debut, doubling off Yank Jack Chesbro
  • Aug 31 25th US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: Beals Wright beats defending champion Holcombe Ward 6-2, 6-1, 11-9 for his lone major singles title
  • Sep 2 New Zealand beats Australia 14-3 in cold, wet conditions in the first international Rugby Union match between the countries on New Zealand soil at Tahuna Park in Dunedin
  • Sep 6 Chicago White Sox pitcher Frank Smith no-hits Detroit Tigers, 15-0
  • Sep 8 Pittsburgh Pirates strand NL record 18 men on base & lose to Reds 8-3
  • Sep 22 US Open Men's Golf, Myopia Hunt GC: Willie Anderson wins his 3rd consecutive Open title, and his record 4th overall, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Alex Smith
  • Sep 27 Boston's Bill Dinneen no-hits Chicago White Sox, 2-0
  • Oct 9 Philadelphia A's meet Giants in World Series, Giants win 3-0
  • Oct 14 NY Giants beats Philadelphia A's, 4 games to 1 in 2nd World Series
  • Oct 14 Giant's Christy Mathewson's 3rd straight World Series shutout
  • Oct 21 England Pilgrim Association beats All NY 11, 7-1 in soccer at Polo Grounds
  • Oct 25 1st College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 17-0 in Annapolis
  • Nov 18 10th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 30-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 21 1st match ever played in the Australian National Tennis Championships
  • Nov 26 1st Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Melbourne: Rodney Heath beats Albert Curtis 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
  • Dec 28 Intercollegiate Athletic Association of US founded (becomes NCAA in 1910)