Events in Sport in 1930

  • Jan 1 16th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Pittsburgh, 47-11

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 6 Bradman scores 452* for NSW against Qld, 377 mins, 49 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 9 Boston Bruins wins then NHL record 14th straight game
  • Jan 24 J E Mills scores 117 on Test Cricket debut, NZ v England, Wellington
  • Jan 25 23rd Women's Australian Championships: Daphne Akhurst Cozens beats Sylvia Lance Harper (10-8, 2-6, 7-5)
  • Jan 25 23rd Men's Australian Championships: Edgar Moon beats Harry Hopman (6-3, 6-1, 6-3)
  • Feb 15 Weona beats Toluca in Illinois Basketball Tournament in 10 overtimes
  • Feb 20 Capelle soccer team forms
  • Feb 25 George Headley completes twin tons in Test Cricket v England (114 & 112)
  • Feb 26 West Indies make 1st Test Cricket win, by 289 runs over England
  • Mar 7 Georgetown High of Chicago defeats Homer 1-0 in basketball

AgreementContract of Interest

Mar 8 Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for $160,000 with NY Yankee GM Ed Barrow, wrongly predicts "No one will ever be paid more than Ruth"

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Mar 18 Boston Bruins win record 20th NHL home game
  • Mar 29 89h Grand National: Tommy Cullinan aboard Shaun Goilin wins
  • Mar 30 Babberich-H soccer team forms
  • Apr 3 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 2 games

  • Apr 4 Andrew Sandham makes Test Cricket 1st triple century
  • Apr 4 Les Ames makes the 1st Test Cricket century by a wicketkeeper (149)
  • Apr 12 4th Test Cricket WI v England ends in a draw after nine days
  • Apr 12 Wilfred Rhodes ends Test Cricket career aged 52 years 165 days
  • Apr 19 34th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:34:48.2
  • Apr 28 1st night organized baseball game played in Independence, Kansas
  • Apr 29 123 runs are scored in 7 major league games
  • May 1 Don Bradman scores 236 for Australia v Worcestershire, his first 1st class innings in England
  • May 5 Bradman scores 185* Aust v Leicestershire, 317 mins, 16 fours
  • May 9 55th Preakness: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:00.6
  • May 16 6th Walker Cup: US, 10-2
  • May 17 56th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:07.6
  • May 20 University of California dedicates $1,500 to research on prevention & cure of athlete's foot
  • May 21 NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers
  • May 24 Bradman scores 252* Australia v Surrey, 290 mins, 29 fours
  • May 24 Babe Ruth homers in both games of a doubleheader, giving him 9 in one week
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Bill Arnold wins (161.6 kph)
  • May 31 Don Bradman scores his 1,000th run of the English cricket season
  • Jun 1 Alphense Boys soccer team forms in Alphen on Rhine
  • Jun 1 Bradman scores cricket 191 Australia v Hampshire, 240 mins, 26 fours
  • Jun 1 French Men's Tennis Championships: Frenchman Henri Cochet wins 3rd of 4 French titles; beats Bill Tilden 3-6, 8-6, 6-3, 6-1

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 1 35th Women's French Championships: Helen Wills Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-2, 6-1)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Jun 3 Grover Cleveland Alexander is released by the Phillies
  • Jun 7 62nd Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:31.6
  • Jun 10 Winnipeg Rugby Football Club forms

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 12 34th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 287 at Interlachen CC Minn

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • Jun 12 German boxer Max Schmeling beats Jack Sharkey by disqualification in 4, first time world heavyweight title won on a foul
  • Jun 14 VVGZ soccer team forms in Zwijndrecht
  • Jun 17 Bradman scores 131 in 1st Test cricket match at Trent Bridge
  • Jun 17 Chuck Klein sets Phillies hitting streak at 26 straight games
  • Jun 20 65th British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Hoylake Hoylake

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 22 Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in a game, Ruth hits 3 in doubleheader

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Jun 23 Chicago Cubs beat Philadelphia Phillies 21-8
  • Jun 30 Don Bradman scores 254 for Australia at Lord's v England, 320 mins, 25 fours
  • Jul 2 Carl Reynolds becomes only the 2nd player in MLB history to hit home runs in 3 consecutive innings in 15-4 White Sox victory at Yankee Stadium

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 5 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody wins 4th straight Wimbledon singles beating fellow American Elizabeth Ryan 6-2, 6-2

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • Jul 5 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden beats fellow American Wilmer Allison 6-3, 9-7, 6-4 for his 3rd and final Wimbledon singles crown
  • Jul 11 Bradman scores 309 in a day vs England at Leeds, goes on to 334
  • Jul 12 34th US Golf Open: Robert T "Bobby" Jones wins
  • Jul 12 Bradman out for 334 in test cricket at Headingley for Australia, 383 mins, 46 fours
  • Jul 13 1st-ever football World Cup competition begins in Uruguay
  • Jul 18 SHO soccer team forms in Old Beijerland
  • Jul 27 25th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (4-1)
  • Jul 27 24th Tour de France won by Andre Leducq of France
  • Jul 30 1st FIFA World Cup Final: Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 in the inaugural event in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Jul 31 Lou Gehrig grand slams as Yanks beat Red Sox 14-13
  • Aug 3 For the 2nd time in the year, Phillies outfielder Chuck Klein hits safely in 26 straight games, run halted in 2nd game of doubleheader v Boston Braves
  • Aug 20 Bradman scores 232 in 5th Test Cricket at The Oval
  • Aug 22 Australia regain Ashes on 6th day of 5th Cricket Test

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 23 44th U.S. Women's National Championship: Betty Nuthall Shoemaker beats Anna McCune Harper (6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall
  • Sep 6 Brooklyn Dodgers beat Phillies 22-8
  • Sep 12 Brooklyn catcher Al Lopez hits major league's last recorded bounce HR
  • Sep 13 Tommy Armour wins PGA golf tournament
  • Sep 13 Winnipeg Rugby Football Club 1st game, loses to St John's Rugby, 7-3
  • Sep 13 50th U.S. Men's National Championship: John Doeg beats Frank Shields (10-8, 1-6, 6-4, 16-14)
  • Sep 14 Detroit Lions (as Portsmouth Spartans) play 1st NFL game, win 13-6
  • Sep 16 Phillies trailing 10-5, score 5 in 9th, then Pirates score 4 in top of 10th, so Phillies score 5 in bottom of 10th to win 15-14
  • Sep 18 Enterprise (US) beats Shamrock V (UK) in 15th America's Cup
  • Sep 18 NY Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing hits 2 HRs to beat St Louis Browns, 7-6
  • Sep 24 Portsmouth beats Brooklyn in 1st NFL game played under floodlights
  • Sep 25 Roger Hornsby replaces Joe McCarthy as Cubs manager
  • Sep 27 34th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones
  • Sep 27 White Sox 1st baseman Bud Clancy didn't handle ball at all in a 9 inning game vs St Louis Browns
  • Sep 28 Lou Gehrig's errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games
  • Oct 4 Philadelphia Athletics' Jack Quinn aged 47, oldest to play in World Series; pitches 2 innings in Game 3, 5-0 defeat to St. Louis; win series, 4-2
  • Oct 8 Philadelphia A's beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 2 in 27th World Series
  • Oct 18 Joseph Sylvester becomes 1st jockey to win 7 races in 1 day
  • Oct 22 SC Genemuiden soccer team forms
  • Nov 25 Sporting News picks Bill Terry as NL MVP & Joe Cronin as AL MVP
  • Dec 1 NHL drops 20 minute slashing-about-the-head penalty
  • Dec 6 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Toronto Balmy Beach win their 2nd and final title; defeat Regina Roughriders, 11-6
  • Dec 7 13th PGA Championship: Tommy Armour at Fresh Meadows CC Flushing
  • Dec 12 Baseball Rules Committee greatly revises the rule book, ball bouncing into stands not a HR, now a double
  • Dec 13 George Sisler's career ends when Boston Braves release him
  • Dec 14 NY Giants defeat Notre Dame 22-0 in a charity game
  • Dec 15 Don Bradman takes his 1st Test cricket wicket (Ivan Barrow, WI, lbw)
  • Dec 16 Golfer Bobby Jones is the first to win the James E. Sullivan Award (best US amateur athlete)
  • Dec 20 Learie Constantine cricket 100 in 52 mins WI v Tas (10x4, 1x6, 1x5)
  • Dec 25 Mt Van Hoevenberg bobsled run at Lake Placid, NY opens, 1st US bobsled run open to public