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  • Jan 13 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers sweep Ottawa Victorias in 2 games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 7 Connie Mack sells hurler Rube Waddell to St Louis Browns for $5,000

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • Feb 8 Wilhelmina '08 soccer team forms in Weert, Netherlands

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Feb 10 Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • Feb 11 Australia regain the Ashes with a 308 run cricket victory vs England
  • Feb 12 NY to Paris auto race (via Alaska & Siberia) begins in NYC George Schuster wins after 88 days behind the wheel
  • Mar 12 Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers sweep Win Maple Leafs in 2 games
  • Mar 14 Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers beat Toronto Trolley Leaguers, 6-4
  • Mar 17 Quickest world heavyweight title fight (Burns KOs Roche in 88 seconds)
  • Mar 17 Tommy Burns KOs Jem Roche in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Mar 27 70th Grand National: Henry Bletsoe aboard Rubio wins
  • Apr 2 Mills Committee declares baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday
  • Apr 3 Frank Gotch wins world heavyweight wrestling championship in 2 hrs
  • Apr 13 Groundbreaking on Philadelphia's Shibe Park (home of A's & Phillies)
  • Apr 18 Tommy Burns KOs Jewy Smith in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Apr 20 12th Boston Marathon won by Tom Morrissey of NY in 2:25:43.2
  • Apr 20 Opening day of competition of the New South Wales Rugby League.
  • Apr 22 Queensland beat NSW by 171 runs for their 1st cricket win at Gabba
  • Apr 27 4th modern Olympic games opens in London
  • May 5 34th Kentucky Derby: Arthur Pickens on Stone Street wins in 2:15.2
  • May 30 42nd Belmont: Joe Notter aboard Colin win
  • Jun 2 33rd Preakness: Eddie Dugan riding Royal Tourist wins in 1:46.4
  • Jun 13 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jun 19 48th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 291 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • Jun 27 22nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Maud Barger-Wallach beats Evelyn Sears (6-3, 1-6, 6-3)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 30 Boston's Cy Young's 2nd no-hitter, beats NY Highlanders, 8-0

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 25th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats A Morton (6-4 6-4)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jul 3 32nd Wimbledon Mens' Tennis: Arthur Gore beats H Roper-Barrett (6-3 6-2 4-6 3-6 6-4)
  • Jul 4 NY Giant George "Hooks" Witse no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 1-0 in 10 inn
  • Jul 19 Feyenoord soccer team forms in Rotterdam
  • Jul 24 John Hayes wins 4th olympics marathon (2:55:18.4 world record)
  • Aug 6 St Louis Card John Lush's 2nd no-hitter, beats Dodgers, 2-0 in 6 inn
  • Aug 9 6th Tour de France won by Lucien Petit-Breton
  • Aug 13 Cy Young Day in Boston, he pitches briefly against an All-Star team
  • Aug 24 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Aug 24 NY Giants scores shown on electric diamonds known as "Compton's Baseball Bulletin" at Madison Square Garden
  • Aug 27 Calgary City Rugby Football Club re-organizes as the Tigers
  • Aug 28 14th US Golf Open: Fred McLeod shoots a 322 at Myopia Hunt Club Mass
  • Aug 29 28th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Beals Wright (6-1, 6-2, 8-6)
  • Sep 2 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Lang in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Sep 4 Caledonia & Hillhurst Football Clubs play for Central Alberta Rugby Football League championship
  • Sep 5 Dodger Nap Rucker no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0
  • Sep 20 Chicago White Sox Frank Smith 2nd no-hitter, beats Philadelphia 1-0
  • Sep 23 Giant Fred (Bonehead) Merkle fails to touch 2nd, causes 3rd out in 9th & disallows winning run (game ends tied, Cubs win replay & pennant)
  • Sep 24 Robert B Rhoads becomes 1st Cleveland pitcher (Cleveland Naps) to toss a no-hit game, Cleveland 2, Boston 1
  • Sep 25 Cubs' Ed Reulbach becomes only pitcher to throw doubleheader shutout
  • Sep 26 Ed Ruelbach becomes the first person to pitch a doubleheader shutout in major league baseball
  • Sep 29 Calgary Rugby Football Union forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 1 Jack Chesbro's final Highlander victory, beats Walter Johnson 2-1

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Oct 5 White Sox Ed Walsh tops Detroit 6-1 for his 40th victory
  • Oct 6 Tigers beat White Sox, 7-0 to win AL pennant
  • Oct 8 NY Giants set season attendance record at 910,000 (broken in 1920)
  • Oct 14 Baseball Writers Association of America forms
  • Oct 14 Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 1 in 5th World Series, 1st rematch
  • Oct 14 Smallest crowd at World Series, 6,210 fans see Cubs beat Tigers
  • Oct 14 4th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 57-0 in College Park
  • Oct 16 Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club re-organizes as Esquimoux
  • Oct 31 4th Olympic games ends in London
  • Nov 22 1st US-Japanese baseball game Reach All-Americans defeat Waseda U, 5-0
  • Nov 25 Dorando Pietri (It) beats Johnny Hayes (US) in Madison Square Garden marathon by 60 yds
  • Nov 30 8th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2)
  • Dec 12 4th Australasian Championships: Fred Alexander beats Alfred Dunlop (3-6, 3-6, 6-0, 6-2, 6-3)
  • Dec 26 Jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title, becomes 1st black heavyweight champion
  • Dec 30 Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers outscore Edmonton, 13-10 in 2 game set