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  • Jan 1 5th Rose Bowl: Great Lakes - US Navy beats Mare Island - USMC 17-0
  • Jan 13 Dutch Soccer team OSV forms
  • Jan 14 John McGraw, Charles A Stoneham, & Judge MCQuade buy NY Giants
  • Feb 1 Dodgers trade Jake Daubert to Reds for Tommy Griffith Daubert

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Feb 18 Cy Denneny of NHL Ottawa Senators scores record 52nd goal

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny
  • Mar 6 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens beat Ottawa Senators, 3 games to 1 with 1 tie
  • Mar 28 78th Grand National: Ernie Piggott aboard Poethlyn wins
  • Mar 29 Stanley Cup: Mont (NHL) & Seat (PCHA) win 2 games each with 1 tie, 1919 Stanley Cup not awarded due to flu epidemic
  • Apr 19 23rd Boston Marathon won by Carl Linder of Mass in 2:29:13.4
  • Apr 23 Major leagues open a reduced 140-game season
  • Apr 30 Phillies beat Brooklyn Dodgers 9-0 in 20 innings
  • May 4 1st legal Sunday baseball game in NYC (Phillies beat Giants 4-3)
  • May 8 Appingedam soccer team forms
  • May 10 45th Kentucky Derby: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 2:09.8
  • May 11 Cincinnati Reds Hod Eller no-hits St Louis Cards, 6-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 11 Yanks' Jack Quinn & Senators' Walter Johnson, 12 inning 0-0 tie

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • May 14 44th Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 1:53
  • May 15 Brooklyn Dodgers score 10 runs in 13th to beat Reds 10-0
  • May 25 Casey Stengel releases a sparrow from under his baseball cap
  • May 31 Indianapolis 500: Howdy Wilcox wins in 5:40:42.930 (141.703 km/h)

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 11 23rd US Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Brae Burn CC Mass

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • Jun 11 51st Belmont: J Loftus riding Sir Barton wins in 2:17.6 & Trip Crown
  • Jun 20 33rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Marion Zinderstein (6-1, 6-2)
  • Jun 28 Carl Mazes pitches a complete doubleheader against NY Yankees
  • Jul 1 Scheveningen soccer team forms in Scheveningen
  • Jul 4 Cincinnati Reds are 10½ games back in NL, & win World Series

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 4 Jack Dempsey KOs Jess Willard in Cuba for heavyweight championship

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • Jul 5 32nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: S Lenglen beats Chambers (10-8 4-6 9-7)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 5 Red Sox Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a game for his 1st of 72 times

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Jul 6 William Veeck, sportswriter, replaces Fred Mitchell as Cubs president
  • Jul 7 Phillies tie major league record of 8 steals in 9 inn game
  • Jul 7 39th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Gerald Patterson beats N Brookes (6-3 7-5 6-2)
  • Jul 13 Chicago White Sox pitcher Carl Mays walks off mound blaming teammates for lack of support afield
  • Jul 27 13th Tour de France won by Firmin Lambot of Belgium
  • Aug 1 Treffers soccer team forms in Groesbeek

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 11 Green Bay Packers football club founded by George Calhoun and Curly Lambeau - named after sponsor Indian Packing Company

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • Aug 14 White Sox Happy Felsch ties record of 4 outfield assists in a game
  • Aug 20 Wichita outfielder Joe Wilhoit (Western League) fails to get a hit, ending a 69-game streak (155 hits in 299 at bats for a .505 avg)
  • Aug 24 Cleveland pitcher Ray Caldwell is flattened by a bolt of lightning
  • Sep 2 National Commission recommends a best-of-9 World Series
  • Sep 4 39th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Johnston beats Bill Tilden (6-4, 6-4, 6-3)
  • Sep 8 Babe Ruth hits his 26th HR off Jack Quinn in NY, breaking Buck Freeman's 1899 HR mark of 25

Sport awardGolf Major

Sep 20 2nd PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Engineers CC Roslyn NY

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • Sep 20 Babe Ruth ties Ned Williamson's major league mark of 27 HRs
  • Sep 24 Babe Ruth sets season homer mark at 28 off of Yankee Bob Shawkey
  • Sep 27 Pitcher Bob Shawkey sets then Yank record with 15 strike-outs
  • Sep 27 Babe Ruth's 29th HR is 1st of year in Wash (1st in every park in league in one season)
  • Sep 28 Fastest major league game (51 mins), Giants beat Phillies 6-1
  • Oct 1 World Series begins as a best of 9 affair, White Sox intentionally throw this series to satisfy gamblers (Black Sox Scandal)
  • Oct 3 Reds Adolfo Luque is 1st Latin player to appear in a World Series
  • Oct 6 White Sox catcher Ray Schalk is 2nd man ejected from a World Series
  • Oct 19 Reds beat White Sox, 5 games to 3 in 16th World Series. This series is known as black sox scandal as 8 White Sox throw series
  • Oct 30 Baseball league presidents call for abolishment of spitball
  • Dec 10 NL votes to ban the spitball's use by all new pitchers
  • Dec 26 Yankees & Red Sox reach agreement on transfer of Babe Ruth the Yankees
  • Dec 27 Red Sox owner Harry Frazee announces they will deal any player except Harry Hooper, Hooper is sent to the White Sox after 1920 season