Events in Sport in 1910

  • Jan 1 England cricket underhand bowler George Simpson-Hayward takes 6-43 on debut with underarm lobs in 1st Test against South Africa in Johannesburg; SA wins by 19 runs
  • Jan 7 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Senators beat Galt (ON), 3-1 for a 2-0 sweep of challenge series
  • Jan 20 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Senators outclass Edmonton HC, 13-7 for a 2-0 sweep of challenge series
  • Mar 1 National Baseball Commission prohibits giving mementos to players on winning World Series teams; decision later reversed, making way for traditional winners' watches, rings, and stickpins
  • Mar 5 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Senators, 3-1
  • Mar 12 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Wanderers beat Berlin Dutchmen (ON), 7-3
  • Mar 17 DHC soccer team forms in Delft, Netherlands
  • Mar 18 72nd Grand National: Bob Chadwick wins aboard 100/8 chance Jenkinstown; earliest Grand National to which there are moving images
  • Mar 19 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Adelaide: Rodney Heath wins his 2nd and last Australasian title; beats fellow Australian Horace Rice 6-4, 6-3, 6-2
  • Apr 15 William H. Taft is first US President to throw out a 1st ball at a baseball game
  • Apr 18 14th Boston Marathon won by Canadian Fred Cameron in 2:28:52.4
  • Apr 20 Cleveland Indians Addie Joss 2nd no-hitter, beats Chicago, 1-0
  • Apr 21 Cleve Naps play 1st game at League Park, lose to Det Tigers 5-0
  • Apr 30 Cleveland Indian Addie Joss wins 2nd no-hitter beating White Sox
  • May 3 Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States is renamed the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • May 7 35th Preakness: R Estep aboard Layminster wins in 1:40.6

  • May 10 36th Kentucky Derby: Fred Herbert aboard Donau wins in 2:06.4
  • May 12 Philadelphia Athletic's "Chief Bender" no-hits Cleveland Indians, 4-0
  • May 30 44th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Sweep wins in 2:22
  • Jun 1 SC Enschede soccer team forms in Enschede
  • Jun 12 PEC soccer team forms in Zwolle
  • Jun 18 16th US Golf Open: Alex Smith shoots a 298 at Philadelphia Cricket Club PA
  • Jun 24 50th British Open Golf, St Andrews: James Braid wins Championship for a 5th time, 4 strokes ahead of fellow Scot Sandy Herd (1902 champion)
  • Jun 26 24th U.S. Women's National Championship: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Louise Hammond (6-4, 6-2)
  • Jun 30 27th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats Dora Boothby 6-2, 6-2
  • Jun 30 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: New Zealander Anthony Wilding beats Arthur Gore 6-4, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 for his 1st of 4 consecutive Wimbledon singles titles
  • Jul 1 Chicago's White Sox Park (later Comiskey Park) opens - St Louis Browns beat White Sox 2-0

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 4 "Fight of the Century": Jack Johnson beats James J. Jeffries by TKO in 15 in Reno, Nevada to retain his world heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries

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Jul 19 Cleveland Indian baseball player Cy Young registers 500th career victory against Washington 5-4 in 11 innings

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • Jul 31 8th Tour de France won by Octave Lapize of France
  • Aug 4 MLB pitching duel; Philadelphia A's Jack Coombs and White Sox Ed Walsh pitch a 0-0 tie in 16 innings
  • Aug 13 Dodgers & Pirates play to 8-8 tie, both have 38 at bats, 13 hits, 12 assists, 2 errors, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 pass ball & 1 hit by pitch
  • Aug 25 30th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Tom Bundy (6-1, 5-7, 6-0, 6-8, 6-1)
  • Aug 27 Using twenty 137,000 candlepower arc lights, 2 amateur baseball teams play a night game at White Sox Park
  • Sep 13 Regina Rugby Club forms
  • Sep 22 Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union forms
  • Oct 1 Regina Rugby Club (to become CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders) plays first game, losing to Moose Jaw Tigers, 16-6
  • Oct 6 Braves beat Phillies 20-7

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Oct 9 Nap Lajorie challenges Ty Cobb batting average with 8 hits, 6 were bunts as Brown's 3rd baseman Red Corriden played deep, Cobb still won

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Oct 20 1st appearance of cork centered baseball in World Series
  • Oct 20 Soccer team KFC forms in Alkmaar
  • Oct 23 Philadelphia A's beat Chicago Cubs 4 games to 1 in 7th World Series
  • Nov 22 Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs
  • Nov 26 CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: University of Toronto Blues retain title; beat Hamilton Tigers, 16-7