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  • Jan 1 3rd Rose Bowl: Oregon beats Pennsylvania 14-0
  • Feb 24 Red Sox sell Smokey Joe Wood, his arm dead at 26, to Cleve for $15,000
  • Mar 11 1st NHL championship game ever played, Toronto Arenas beats Montreal Canadiens 7-3 in 1st of 2 game set (second game on March 13)
  • Mar 26 Stanley Cup: Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA) beat Montreal Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1 - Seattle is 1st US team to win Stanley Cup

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Apr 11 Babe Ruth beats NY Yanks, pitching 3-hit 10-3 win for Red Sox

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Apr 14 Chicago White Sox Ed Cicotte no-hits St Louis Browns, 11-0
  • Apr 19 21st Boston Marathon won by Bill Kennedy of NY in 2:28:37.2
  • Apr 24 Yankee lefty George Mogridge no-hits Red Sox 2-1 at Fenway
  • May 5 St Louis Brown Ernie Koob no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0
  • May 6 St Louis Brown Bob Groom no-hits Chicago White Sox, 3-0

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May 7 Red Sox Babe Ruth beats Washington Senator Walter Johnson, 1-0

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
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Walter Johnson
  • May 12 42nd Preakness: E Haynes aboard Kalitan wins in 1:54.4
  • May 12 43rd Kentucky Derby: Charles Borel on Omar Khayyam wins in 2:04.6
  • May 26 Walt Cruise hit 1st HR out of Braves Field
  • Jun 1 Hank Gowdy is 1st baseball player to enlist during WW I
  • Jun 16 49th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Hourless wins in 2:17.8
  • Jun 23 Ernie Shore replaces Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth with a runner on, he throws him out & retires all 26 he faces for a perfect game
  • Jun 23 31st U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt beats Marion Vanderhoef (4-6, 6-0, 6-2)
  • Jun 27 1st baseball player (Hank Gowdy) to enter WW I military service
  • Jul 1 Robins (Dodgers) play their 1st Sunday game in Brooklyn
  • Aug 13 Phillies steal 5 bases in an inning against Braves
  • Aug 14 Leeuwen soccer team forms
  • Aug 19 Sunday benefit baseball game at Polo Grounds results in John McGraw & Christy Mathewson's arrest for violating Blue laws
  • Aug 22 Pittsburgh Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game, Carson Bigbee sets record of 11 at-bats, they lose in 22 innings to Dodgers
  • Aug 25 37th U.S. Men's National Championship: Robert Lindley Murray beats Nathaniel W. Niles (5-7, 8-6, 6-3, 6-3)
  • Sep 3 Utrecht soccer team Holland forms

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Sep 17 Honus Wagner, retires at 43, Pirates retire his #33

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • Sep 27 EHC soccer team forms in Hoensbroek Neth
  • Oct 13 7th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 62-0 in Annapolis
  • Oct 15 Chicago White Sox beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 14th World Series
  • Nov 26 NHL forms with Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons, Toronto Arenas, Ottawa Senators & Quebec Bulldogs; National Hockey Association disbands
  • Dec 19 1st NHL game played on artificial ice in Toronto
  • Dec 19 Quebec Bulldogs play their 1st professional hockey game
  • Dec 26 1st NHL defensemen to score a goal: Toronto Maple Leaf Harry Cameron