Events in Sport in 1918

  • Jan 1 4th Rose Bowl: Mare Island - USMC beats Camp Lewis - US Army 19-7
  • Jan 2 Dodgers trade Casey Stengel & Cutshaw to Pitts for Grimes & Mamaux
  • Jan 2 NHL Montreal Wanderers disband after Westmount arena burns down

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Jan 12 Montreal Canadien Joe Malone scores 5 goals beating Ottawa 9-4

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone
  • Feb 26 Stands at Hong Kong Jockey Club collapse & burn, killing 604
  • Mar 2 NY Yankees purchase 1st baseman George Burns from Detroit Tigers & immediately trades him to Philadelphia A's
  • Mar 13 1st NHL championship: Montreal Canadiens beat Toronto Arenas, outscoring them 10-7 in a 2 game set
  • Mar 18 Soccer team SON OF Meerssen forms
  • Mar 30 Stanley Cup: Toronto Arenas (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2
  • Apr 18 Cleveland center fielder Tris Speaker turns an unassisted double play
  • Apr 27 Giants' 9-0 winning start & Dodgers' 0-9 losing streak are stopped
  • Apr 30 Orange Nassau soccer team forms in Groningen
  • May 4 Yankees set record with 8 sacrifices, beat Red Sox's Babe Ruth 5-4
  • May 11 44th Kentucky Derby: William Knapp on Exterminator wins in 2:10.8
  • May 14 Sunday baseball is made legal in Washington, DC
  • May 15 43rd Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard War Cloud wins in 1:53.6

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May 15 Washington Senator Walter Johnson pitches 1-0, 18 inning game

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • May 24 Cleveland Indians Stan Coveleski sets club record for most innings pitched (19)
  • Jun 1 Excelsior Maassluis soccer team forms in Maassluis
  • Jun 1 White Sox losing 5-4 against NY Yankees, load the bases in 9th with no outs Chick Gandil lines to Frank Baker who turns a triple play
  • Jun 13 Phillies & Cards tie 8-8 in 19 innings
  • Jun 22 32nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt beats Eleanor Goss (6-4, 6-3)
  • Jun 23 Boston Red Sox Dutch Leonard's 2nd no-hitter beats Tigers, 5-0

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Jul 8 Babe Ruth's blast over the fence in Fenway scores Amos Strunk, the Red Sox win 1-0 over Cleve, prevailing rules reduce Babe's HR to a triple

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Jul 17 Longest errorless game, Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 21 innings
  • Jul 19 Wash catcher Eddie Ainsmith applies for deferment from the draft Sec of War Newton D Baker rules baseball players are not draft exempt
  • Aug 1 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Boston Braves, 2-0, in 21 innings
  • Aug 24 Chicago Cubs, win earliest pennent ever (season ended Sept 2)
  • Aug 24 Sect Baker grants extended exemption to World Series players
  • Aug 28 Tris Speaker suspended for season due to assault on umpire Tom Connolly
  • Aug 31 Boston Red Sox, win earliest AL pennent ever (season ended Sept 2)
  • Sep 1 Baseball season ends due to WW I

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Sep 1 Ty Cobb pitches 2 innings against Browns

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Sep 3 38th U.S. Men's National Tennis Championship: Robert Lindley Murray beats Bill Tilden (6-3, 6-1, 7-5)
  • Sep 5 Due to WW I, 15th World Series begins a month early
  • Sep 10 Players on both sides threaten to strike the World Series unless they are guaranteed $2,500 to the winners & $1,000 each for the losers
  • Sep 11 Boston Red Sox beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 15th World Series
  • Oct 18 NHL's Quebec Bulldogs sold to a Toronto businessman P. J. Quinn
  • Dec 10 John Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League for the 2nd time

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Dec 16 Jack Dempsey KOs Carl Morris in 14 seconds

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • Dec 21 Red Sox trade Dutch Leonard, Ernie Shore & Duffy Lewis to Yankees for Ray Caldwell & Slim Love, Frank Gilhooey, Al Walters & $15,000
  • Dec 26 1st day of 1st-class cricket in Aust after WW I (Vic v NSW)
  • Dec 31 Kid Gleason replaces Pants Rowland as White Sox manager