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World Sports History Timeline 1911-1920



Year Soccer Athletics Baseball Cricket Tennis Football (NFL) Hockey Basketball Golf Championships
1911 FA Cup - Bradford City beat Newcastle United 1–0 in a replay. Birth of Betty Robinson, American athlete (Aug 23) World Series - Philadelphia Athletics defeat New York Giants, 4 games to 2     J.J. McDermott becomes the first native-born American to win the U.S. Open. At 17 years of age, he is also the youngest winner to date. The first Monte Carlo motor rally
1912 FA Cup - Barnsley beat West Bromwich Albion 1–0 (aet) in a replay. World Series - Boston Red Sox defeat New York Giants, 4 games to 3 with one tie Triangular Test tournament played between England, Australia, and South Africa in England. England won, Australia second.     John Ball wins his eighth British Amateur championship, a record not yet equalled. 1912 Summer Olympics takes place in Stockholm, Sweden
1913 FA Cup - Aston Villa beat Sunderland 1-0.

United States Soccer Federation forms
World Series - Philadelphia Athletics defeat New York Giants, 4 games to 1.     Francis Ouimet, age 20, becomes the first amateur to win the U.S. Open, defeating favorites Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a play-off.

The first professional international match is played between France and the United States at La Boulie, France.
First Far Eastern Championship Games held in Manila, Philippine Islands.
1914 FA Cup: Burnley beat Liverpool 1–0. World Series - Boston Braves defeat Philadelphia Athletics, 4 games to 0.     Formation of The Tokyo Club at Komozawa kicks off the Japanese golf boom.

Harry Vardon wins his sixth Open Championship, a record to this day (Peter Thomson and Tom Watson have since won five Opens each).
First international figure skating championship, in New Haven, Connecticut
1915 FA Cup - Sheffield United beat Chelsea 3-0.

First Division - Everton win the 1914-15 title
World Series - Boston Red Sox defeat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 1     The Open Championship is discontinued for the duration of the First World War. Second Far Eastern Championship Games held in Shanghai, Republic of China
1916 Manchester United vs. Arsenal, Football Match at Old Trafford, October 1967
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World Series - Boston Red Sox defeat Brooklyn Dodgers, 4 games to 1     The PGA of America is founded by 82 charter members and the PGA Championship is inaugurated. Jim Barnes is the first champion.

The first miniature golf course opens in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
 
1917 Rosenborg B.K. is founded as Odd World Series - Chicago White Sox defeat New York Giants, 4 games to 2     The PGA Championship and the U.S. Open are discontinued for the duration of the First World War. Third Far Eastern Championship Games held in Tokyo, Empire of Japan
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World Series - Boston Red Sox defeat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2        
1919 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 World Series - Cincinnati Reds defeat Chicago White Sox, 5 games to 3. The Green Bay Packers established in Green Bay, Wisconsin     The R & A assumes control over The Open Championship (British Open) and The Amateur Championship (British Amateur).

Pebble Beach Golf Links opens as the Del Monte G.L. in Pebble Beach, California.
Fourth Far Eastern Championship Games held in Manila, Philippine Islands
1920 FA Cup - Aston Villa beat Huddersfield Town 1-0 (after extra time)

First Division - West Bromwich Albion win the 1919-20 title
World Series - Cleveland Indians defeat Brooklyn Dodgers, 5 games to 2 The National Football League is formed as the American Professional Football Association in Canton, Ohio on September 17.     The USGA founds its famed Green Section to conduct research on turfgrass.

The first practice range is opened in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
1920 Summer Olympics takes place in Antwerp, Belgium
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