- 1919 in sports
World Series- Cincinnati Redsdefeat Chicago White Sox, 5 games to 3. Even before game one there are rumors that some White Sox have agreed to throw the Series to the Reds, for payment from gamblers. This will explode a year later in the Black Sox Scandal.
Babe Ruthhits 29 home runsfor the Boston Red Sox, breaking the single-season record of 27 set by Ned Williamsonin 1884
Florida State Leagueis founded with teams in Bartow, Bradenton, Lakeland, Orlando, Sandford and Tampa
Intercounty Baseball Leagueis formed in Ontario, Canadawith teams in Stratford, Guelph, Kitchener and Galt Boxing
July 4: Jack Dempseybecomes heavyweight champion of the world, knocking out Jess Willard, defending champion, in four rounds Football (American)
Green Bay Packersestablished in Green Bay, Wisconsin— the oldest surviving professional American football team
Australian rules football) Football (soccer)
* Competitive football resumes after the end of
World War I.
* The First Division is expanded from 20 to 22 teams; Chelsea are spared relegation, while Arsenal controversially win promotion from the Second Division despite only finishing fifth, at the expense of rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
*The Second Division is also expanded from 20 teams to 22, bringing the total number of League sides to 44
*British Open - not played due to
World War I
*June 9-12 - U.S. Open -
*September 20 -
PGA Championship- Jim Barnes
*British Amateur - not played due to
World War I
*U.S. Amateur -
S. Davidson Herron Horse racing
May 10- Sir Bartonwins the kentucky DerbySir Barton would eventually became the first horse to win the Triple Crown. Ice hockey
* February 22–March 6 - In the first best-of-seven series, the
Montreal Canadiensdefeat the Ottawa Senators 4–1 to win the National Hockey League(NHL) championship.
* March - The
Seattle Metropolitanswin the Pacific Coast Hockey Association(PCHA) championship.
* March 19–30 - In the Stanley Cup championship series held in
Seattle, the Montreal Canadiensand Seattle Metropolitans both win two games before the final is cancelled after all of the Montreal players contract Spanish flu.
* March - The
Hamilton Tigerswin the Allan Cup.
* March - The
University of Toronto Schoolswin the inaugural Memorial CupCanadian national junior championship. Multi-sport events
Far Eastern Championship Gamesheld in Manila, Philippine Islands
January 19— Dharam Singh, Indian field hockey player (d. 2001)
February 11— Gretchen Fraser, American alpine skier (d. 1994)
February 26— Rie Mastenbroek, Dutch swimmer and triple Olympic champion (d. 2003)
April 2— Delfo Cabrera, Argentine long-distance runner (d. 1981)
September 19— Briek Schotte, Belgian cyclist (d. 2004)
November 21— Gert Fredriksson, Swedish kayaker (d. 2006)
December 6— Jimmy Bivins, American boxer
December 11— Paavo Aaltonen, Finnish gymnast (d. 1962)
December 17— Tini Wagner, Dutch swimmer
April 6— Joe Hall(36), National Hockey League defenseman (b. 1882)
August 28— Adolf Schmal(47), Austrian fencer and cyclist (b. 1872)
October 22— Hermann Weingärtner(55), German gymnast (b. 1864)
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