Events in Sport in 1914

  • Feb 1 NY Giants & Chicago White Sox play an exhibition baseball game in Egypt

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Feb 7 Charlie Chaplin debuts silent film "The Tramp" in "Kid Auto Races at Venice"

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • Mar 19 Stanley Cup: Tor Blueshirts (NHA) sweep Vict Capitals (PCHA) in 3 game
  • Mar 27 76th Grand National: Bill Smith aboard Sunloch wins
  • Apr 1 UVS Soccer team forms in Lead
  • Apr 20 18th Boston Marathon won by James Duffy of Canada in 2:25:01.2

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Apr 22 Babe Ruth's 1st professional game (as a pitcher) is a 6-hit 6-0 win

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • May 9 40th Kentucky Derby: John McCabe aboard Old Rosebud wins in 2:03.4
  • May 16 American Horseshoe Pitchers Association organizes in Kansas City
  • May 16 Ewing Field baseball park opens near Masonic Street, San Francisco. Relocated a year later.
  • May 21 39th Preakness: Andy Schuttinger aboard Holiday wins in 1:53.8
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: RenĂ© Thomas wins in 6:03:45.060 (132.729 km/h)
  • May 31 Chicago White Sox Joe Benz no-hits Cleveland Indians, 6-1

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 9 Honus Wagner is 2nd to get 3,000 hits

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • Jun 13 28th U.S. Women's National Championship: Mary Browne beats Marie Wagner (6-2, 1-6, 6-1)
  • Jun 19 54th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 306 at Prestwick Club
  • Jun 20 46th Belmont: Merritt Buxton aboard Luke McLuke wins in 2:20
  • Jun 27 Jack Johnson beats Frank Moran in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jul 4 31st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats E Larcombe (7-5 6-4)
  • Jul 4 38th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Norman Brookes beats A Wilding (6-4 6-4 7-5)
  • Jul 5 Boston Braves are 15 games back in NL, and win World Series

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Jul 7 Balt Orioles' (IL) owner Jack Dunn offers Babe Ruth, Ernie Shore & Ben Egan for $10,000 to Connie Mack, who refuses, pleading poverty

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • Jul 10 Boston Red Sox purchase Babe Ruth from Baltimore Orioles
  • Jul 11 Babe Ruth debuts as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox, he beats Cleve 4-3
  • Jul 14 NL's Boston Braves start climb from last place to world series sweep
  • Jul 17 Giants outfielder Red Murray is knocked unconscious by lightning after catching a flyball, ending 21 inning game, Giants win 3-1
  • Jul 19 Boston Braves begin drive from last to 1st place in NL
  • Jul 25 Last day of club cricket for W G Grace at age 66: he made 69 runs
  • Jul 26 12th Tour de France won by Philippe Thys of Belgium
  • Jul 27 Roda JC soccer team forms in Kerkrade
  • Aug 3 Yankee catcher Nunamaker throws out 3 would be stealers in 1 inning
  • Aug 15 13th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in New York (3-2)
  • Aug 18 Oscar Egg sets new cycling hour record (44,247 km)

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 21 20th US Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 290 at Midlothian CC Ill

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • Sep 1 34th U.S. Men's National Championship: R. Norris Williams beats Maurice McLoughlin (6-3, 8-6, 10-8)
  • Sep 9 Boston Brave George Davis no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 7-0

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Sep 11 W. C. Handy publishes "St Louis Blues"

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • Sep 12 Yankee shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh, 23, becomes youngest manager
  • Sep 23 Reds drop their 19th straight game, then beat Boston Braves
  • Sep 27 Cleveland 2nd baseman Nap Lajoie collects his 3,000th hit
  • Sep 29 Boston Braves, who were in last place in mid-July, clinch NL pennant
  • Oct 13 Boston Braves sweep Philadelphia A's, 1st sweep in World Series history
  • Nov 1 Connie Mack asks waivers on Jack Coombs, Eddie Plank & Chief Colby
  • Nov 28 10th Australasian Championships: Arthur O'Hara Wood beats Gerald Patterson (6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1)

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Dec 4 Walter Johnson accepts money from Federal League Chicago Whales Clark Griffith threatens to take Johnson to court

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Dec 5 6th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats U of Toronto, 14-2

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Dec 8 Connie Mack sells Eddie Collins to the White Sox

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • Dec 31 Colonel Jacob Ruppert & Captain Huston purchase NY Yankees for $460,000