Timeline History

World Sports History Timeline 1901-1910

Year Soccer Athletics Baseball Cricket Tennis Football (NFL) Hockey Basketball Golf Championships
1901 FA Cup - Tottenham Hotspur beat Sheffield United 3-1 in a replay after drawing 2-2 in the first match Birth of Cecil Griffiths, British athlete (Jan 20) In December numerous minor leagues establish their own National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, commonly called Minor League Baseball Birth of Henri Cochet, French champion tennis player (Dec 14) Essendon wins the 5th VFL (Victorian Football League ) Premiership   The PGA - Professional Golfers' Association (Great Britain & Ireland) is established.

Walter Travis wins his second U.S. Amateur, and becomes the first golfer to win a major title with the Haskell ball, the first rubber-cored golf ball. When Sandy Herd wins the British Open and Laurie Auchterlonie the U.S. Open the next year with the Haskell, virtually all competitors switch to the new ball.
The first Mann Cup of lacrosse is won by the Ottawa Capitals
1902 Real Madrid founded on March 10

FA Cup - Sheffield United beat Southampton 2-1 in a replay, after drawing 1-1.
The Winnipeg Maroons Win the first ever Northern League Championship. Australia won the one and only Test match played at Sheffield The first Rose Bowl game is played in Pasadena, California

The first indoor professional American football game is played in New York City at Madison Square Garden.
    England and Scotland inaugurate an Amateur Team competition, with Scotland winning at Hoylake.

The first grooved-faced irons are invented.
The first motor race in the United Kingdom iss held in Bexhill-on-Sea
1903 FA Cup - Bury beat Derby County 6-0, a record scoreline for an FA Cup final. In the winter Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchase the defunct Baltimore franchise of the American League for $18,000 and open for business in New York City, the birth of the New York Yankees.

World Series - Boston AL beats Pittsburgh NL, 5 games to 3
    Walter Travis becomes the first three-time U.S. Amateur Champion.

Oakmont Country Club is founded in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, designed by Henry Fownes. It is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of penal-style golf architecture.
1904 World governing body FIFA is founded. The football associations of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland do not join.
1904 Summer Olympics takes place in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
United States wins the most medals (236), and the most gold medals (77).
The NL champion New York Giants refuse to participate in the 1904 World Series Birth of René Lacoste, French champion tennis player (July 2)     Walter J. Travis becomes the first American to win the British Amateur using the center-shafted, Schenectady putter.  
1905 First Division - Newcastle United win the 1904-05 title.

FA Cup - Aston Villa beat Newcastle United 2-0
New York Giants (NL) defeat Philadelphia Athletics (AL), 4 games to 1, in the last "first" World Series The college football season is blighted by 15 fatal injuries and U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt calls upon the game's authorities to reform it     Women golfers from Britain and the United States play an international match, with the British winning 6 matches to 1.

The first dimple-pattern for golf balls is patented by William Taylor in England.
1906 First Division - Liverpool win the 1905-06 title, the first club to win promotion to the First Division and the title in successive seasons.

FA Cup - Everton beat Newcastle United 1-0.
The 1906 Summer Olympics, now not recognized as an Olympic Games, opens in Athens.

The Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States (IAAUS) is established to set rules for amateur sports in the United States
World Series - "Hitless Wonders" Chicago White Sox defeat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2
    Goodrich introduces a golf ball with a rubber core filled with compressed air. The "Pneu-matic" proves quite lively, but also prone to explode in warm weather, often in a golfer's pocket. The ball is eventually discontinued; at this time the Haskell ball achieves a dominance of the golf ball market. First Grand Prix motor racing
1907 First Division - Newcastle United win the 1906-07 title.

FA Cup - The Wednesday beat Everton 2-1.
World Series - Chicago Cubs defeat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 0 with one tie Norman Brookes of Australia becomes the first international Wimbledon Men's Singles champion.     Arnaud Massy becomes the first golfer from Continental Europe to win The Open Championship.  
1908 Great Britain wins the first Olympic football title World Series - Chicago Cubs defeat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 1     Mrs. Gordon Robertson, at Princes Ladies GC, becomes the first female professional. First ISU Championships for Pairs Figure Skating held in St. Petersburg
1909 West Auckland Town, an English amateur side, beat FC Winterthur of Switzerland 2-0 to win the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy, one of the very first international club competitions. World Series - Pittsburgh Pirates defeat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3 Imperial Cricket Conference founded to administer world cricket     The USGA rules that caddies, caddymasters and greenkeepers over the age of sixteen are professional golfers. The ruling is later modified and eventually reversed in 1963.  
1910 FA Cup - Newcastle United beat Barnsley 2–0 in a replay.

Sport Club Corinthians Paulista is founded
World Series - Philadelphia Athletics defeat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1 Six runs given for any hit over the boundary, instead of only for a hit out of the ground.     The R & A bans the center-shafted putter while the USGA keeps it legal - marking the beginning of a 42-year period with two official versions of The Rules of Golf.

Steel shafts are patented by Arthur F. Knight.
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