Events in Sport in 1929

  • Jan 1 15th Rose Bowl: Georgia Tech beats California, 8-7 (Roy Riegels runs 60 yds the wrong way with fumble recovery)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 3 Bradman scores 112 v England at MCG - his 1st Test century

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 25 Bradman scores 340* for NSW v Victoria, 488 mins, 38 fours
  • Jan 28 22nd Women's Australian Championships: Daphne Akhurst beats Louise Bickerton (6-1, 5-7, 6-2)
  • Jan 28 22nd Men's Australian Championships: Colin Gregory beats Richard Schlesinger (6-2, 6-2, 5-7, 7-5)
  • Feb 4 Archie Jackson scores 164 in Test Cricket debut v England at Adelaide
  • Feb 20 Red Sox announce they will play Sunday games at Braves Field
  • Feb 28 Chic Black Hawks lose record NHL 15th straight game at home
  • Mar 2 Chicago Black Hawks shut-out for NHL record 8th straight game
  • Mar 13 Bradman scores 123 Aust v England at MCG, his 2nd Test Cricket century
  • Mar 22 88th Grand National: Robert W. H. Everett aboard Gregalach wins
  • Mar 29 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep NY Rangers in 2 games
  • Apr 16 NY Yankees become 1st team to wear uniform numbers
  • Apr 19 33rd Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:33:08.6
  • Apr 27 Ryder Cup Golf, Moortown GC: Great Britain beats US, 7-5 in bitterly cold and snowy conditions

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 4 Lou Gehrig hits 3 consecutive HRs, Yankees 11, Tigers 9

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

  • May 8 NY Giant Carl Hubbell no-hits Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-0
  • May 10 54th Preakness: Louis Schaefer aboard Dr Freeland wins in 2:01.6

Sport awardGolf Major

May 10 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Walter Hagen wins 4th Open title, by 6 strokes from fellow American Johnny Farrell

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • May 18 55th Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee on Clyde Van Dusen wins in 2:10.8
  • May 18 Dodgers beat Phillies 20-16 & lost 8-6 in 2nd game (record 50 runs)
  • May 24 Detroit Tigers beats Chicago White Sox, 6-5, in 21 innings
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Ray Keech wins in 5:07:25.458 (157.048 km/h)
  • Jun 3 34th Men's French Championships: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (6-3, 2-6, 6-0, 2-6, 8-6)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 3 34th Women's French Championships: Helen Wills Moody beats Simonne Mathieu (6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Jun 8 61st Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Blue Larkspur wins in 2:32.8
  • Jun 16 Otto E Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (NY to SF, 4165 miles in 183 days)
  • Jun 22 Mel Ott (Giants) homers off Leo Sweetland (Phillies) in doubleheader

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 30 33rd US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 294 at Winged Foot CC NY

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • Jul 6 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In the first all-American final Helen Wills Moody beats Helen Jacobs 6-1, 6-2
  • Jul 6 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Henri Cochet beats fellow Frenchman Jean Borotra 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 for his 2nd Wimbledon singles crown
  • Jul 6 St. Louis Cardinals set MLB run record with 28 runs on 28 hits (28-6 v Phillies)
  • Jul 10 In game between Pirates and Phillies 9 HRs hit 1 in each inning
  • Jul 28 Chicago Cardinals become 1st NFL team to train out of state (Mich)
  • Jul 28 24th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2)
  • Jul 28 23rd Tour de France won by Maurice De Waele of Belgium
  • Aug 2 Phillies 1st baseman Don Hurst sets NL record of 6 consecutive games with a HR in a 2-0 win v Pirates
  • Aug 4 Cleveland Indians, trailing 6-5 in 9th with 2 outs score AL record tying 9 runs, beat NY Yankees 14-6

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 7 NY Yankees slugger Babe Ruth ties MLB record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games for the second time in 13-1 win v Philadelphia A's

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Aug 11 Babe Ruth becomes 1st professional baseball player to hit 500 homers (off Willis Hudlin of Cleveland Indians)
  • Aug 24 43rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Phoebe Holcroft Watson (6-4, 6-2)
  • Sep 14 A's clinch AL pennant with a 5-0 win over White Sox
  • Sep 14 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Forest Hills NY: Bill Tilden wins 7th US title; beats Francis Hunter 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
  • Sep 18 Pirates loss to Braves & clinch NL pennant for the Cubs

Sport awardGolf Major

Oct 6 12th PGA Championship: Leo Diegel at Hillcrest CC Los Angeles

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel
  • Oct 8 A's Howard Ehmke (7-2) sets World Series record striking out 13 Cubs
  • Oct 12 Cubs blow 8-0 World Series lead, A's score 10 in 1 inning
  • Oct 14 Philadelphia A's beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1 in 26th World Series
  • Oct 14 Philadelphia A's set World Series record of 10 runs in an inning
  • Nov 28 Chicago fullback Ernie Nevers sets NFL record for most points scored in a single game with all 40 in the Cardinals' 40–6 rout of Chicago Bears; Nevers has NFL record 6 touchdowns and 4 extra points
  • Nov 30 CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: Hamilton Tigers take their 4th title; beat Regina Roughriders, 14-3
  • Dec 3 Boston Bruins beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1, the first win of an NHL record 14-game winning streak, and a 22-game home winning streak
  • Dec 7 Leo Diegel wins PGA golf tournament
  • Dec 16 Chic Blackhawks 1st game at Chicago Stadium, beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-1
  • Dec 20 Heinie Wagner replaces Bill Carrigan as Red Sox manager