Events in Sport in 1922

  • Jan 2 8th Rose Bowl: California ties Washington & Jefferson, 0-0
  • Jan 28 J E Clair turns Green Bay franchise back to NFL
  • Feb 18 Kenesaw Mountain Landis resigns his judgeship to work for baseball

AgreementContract of Interest

Mar 6 Babe Ruth signs 3 year contract with NY Yankees at $52,000 a year

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Mar 13 NHL Championship: Ottawa Senators outscore Toronto St Pats, 5 to 4, in 2 games
  • Mar 24 81st Grand National: Lewis Rees aboard Music Hall wins (only 3 horses out of 32 starters finish)
  • Mar 28 Stanley Cup: Toronto St Pats (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2
  • Apr 18 Netherlands soccer team defeats Denmark 2-0
  • Apr 19 26th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:18:10
  • Apr 29 1st official International Weightlifting Federation Champ in Tallinn, Estonia
  • Apr 30 Chicago White Sox Charles Robertson perfect games Detroit Tigers, 2-0
  • May 7 Belgian soccer team defeats Netherlands: 1-2
  • May 7 NY Giant Jesse Barnes no-hits Phillies, 2-0
  • May 13 48th Kentucky Derby: Albert Johnson aboard Morvich wins in 2:04.6
  • May 13 47th Preakness: L Morris aboard Pillory wins in 1:51.6
  • May 20 Babe Ruth & Bob Meusel, suspended on October 16, 1921, by Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis, return to the NY lineup & go hitless

  • May 21 Col Ruppert buys out Col Huston interest in NY Yankees for $1,500,000
  • May 23 Harry Greb gives Gene Tunney his only professional boxing defeat
  • May 25 Babe Ruth suspended 1 day and fined $200 for throwing dirt on an umpire
  • May 29 US Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport and not a business and thus not subject to antitrust laws
  • May 30 Cubs swap Max Flack for Cards Cliff Heathcote during middle of doubleheader. Both play for both teams that day
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Jimmy Murphy wins in 5:17:30.845 (152.057 km/h)
  • Jun 10 54th Belmont: C H Miller aboard Pillory wins in 2:18.8
  • Jun 12 St Louis Brown Hub Pruett strikes out Babe Ruth 3 straight times
  • Jun 12 St Louis gets record 10 hits in a row & beats Phillies 14-8
  • Jun 14 5th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Oakmont CC Oakmont Pa
  • Jun 14 Charles Hoffner wins PGA golf tournament

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 23 57th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 300 at Royal St George

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • Jun 24 US football team Chicago Staleys become Chicago Bears
  • Jul 8 35th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats M Mallory (6-2 6-0)
  • Jul 10 42nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Gerald Patterson beats R Lycett (6-3 6-4 6-2)
  • Jul 15 26th US Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 288 at Skokie CC in Illnois

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 17 Ty Cobb gets 5 hits in a game for record 4th time in a year

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Jul 23 16th Tour de France won by Firmin Lambot of Belgium
  • Aug 4 Lizzie Murphy becomes the first female to play against MLB players in a charity exhibition; all-stars from New England and AL v Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park
  • Aug 8 Pirates set record of 46 hits in a doubleheader (against Phillies)

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 19 36th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Helen Wills Moody (6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Aug 20 1st world championship athletics for women, held in Paris
  • Aug 24 1st Phillie to hit for cycle (Cy Williams)
  • Aug 25 Cubs beat Phillies 26-23 in highest scoring major-league game
  • Aug 28 1st Walker Cup: US beats England 8-4

  • Aug 30 Babe Ruth is thrown out of a game for 5th time in 1922
  • Sep 1 NYC law requires all "pool" rooms to change name to "billiards"

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Sep 4 Finnish super athlete Paavo Nurmi runs a 2000m world record 5:26.3 in Tampere, Finland

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Sep 5 17th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in New York (4-1)
  • Sep 15 Catcher Butch Henline is 1st NLer to hit 3 HRs in a game since 1897
  • Sep 16 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia: Bill Tilden wins 3rd straight US title; beats Bill Johnston 4-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4
  • Sep 17 Cyclist Piet Moeskops becomes world sprint champ
  • Oct 1 Former Chicago Staleys play first NFL game as Chicago Bears; beat Racine Legion, 6-0 at Horlick Field, Racine, Wisconsin
  • Oct 1 Cardinals 2nd baseman Rogers Hornsby hits 3-for-5 in 7-1 regular season ending win v Cubs; improves batting average to .401; only MLB player to bat .400 and hit 40 HRs in same season
  • Oct 4 Writer Grantland Rice does the announcing as the New York Giants-New York Yankees Baseball World Series is broadcast for the first time over radio (WJZ & WGY)
  • Oct 5 NY Yankees and Giants play out a controversial 3-3 tie in 10 innings in Game 2 of Baseball World Series at Polo Grounds, Manhattan, NY; Giants win series, 4-0-1
  • Oct 7 First radio link, WNJ (Newark) & WGY (Senectady) link for World Series
  • Oct 7 Landis insists Game 4 of World Series be played despite heavy rain
  • Oct 8 NY Giants beat Yankees, 4 games to 0, with a tie in 19th World Series
  • Oct 30 Anxious to compete with the Yankees, the NY Giants pay $65,000 & 3 players for Jack Bentley (hits .349 & is 13-1 as pitcher in 1922)
  • Dec 2 10th CFL Grey Cup: Queen's University defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 13-1
  • Dec 9 15th Women's Australasian Championships (1st for women): Margaret Molesworth beats Esna Boyd (6-3, 10-8)
  • Dec 9 15th Australasian Championships: James Anderson beats Gerald Patterson (6-0, 3-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2)
  • Dec 10 Pete Henry makes longest known NFL drop-kicked field goal, 45 yards
  • Dec 16 Mutual Association of Eastern Colored Baseball Clubs formally organizes
  • Dec 16 NSW all out for 786 against South Australia Cricket