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World Sports History Timeline 1921-1930



Year Soccer Athletics Baseball Cricket Tennis Football (NFL) Hockey Basketball Golf Championships
1921 FA Cup - Tottenham Hotspur beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0

First Division - Burnley win the 1920-21 title
World Series - New York Giants defeat New York Yankees, 5 games to 3 Birth of Jack Kramer, American tennis player (Aug 1) Chicago Staleys (later the Chicago Bears) win the 1921 American Professional Football Association title. The APFA would eventually become the National Football League.    

The R & A limits the size and weight of the ball.
Fifth Far Eastern Championship Games held in Shanghai, Republic of China
1922 First Division - Liverpool win the 1921-22 title

FA Cup - Huddersfield Town beat Preston North End 1-0
World Series - New York Giants defeat New York Yankees, 4 games to 0 with one tie. The best-of-seven format will remain in place.
The American Professional Football Association adopts the name of the National Football League (June 24)

Canton Bulldogs win the National Football League title with a record of 10 wins 0 loses and 2 ties
    Walter Hagen becomes the first native American to win The Open Championship.

The Walker Cup Match is instituted.

The Texas Open is inaugurated, the second-oldest surviving PGA TOUR event.

Pine Valley Golf Club opens in New Jersey.
Water skiing invented in Lake City, Minnesota by Ralph Samuelson
1923 First Division - Liverpool win the 1922-23 title

FA Cup - Bolton Wanderers beat West Ham United 2-0, in the very first final at Wembley Stadium, a match known as the "White Horse Final"
World Series - New York Yankees defeat New York Giants, 4 games to 2. In the team's fourth season with Babe Ruth, this is the first championship for the New York Yankees. Canton Bulldogs win National Football League title     The West and East courses at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York open for play, designed by A.W. Tillinghast. Sixth Far Eastern Championship Games held in Osaka, Empire of Japan
1924 First Division - Huddersfield Town win the 1923-24 title.

FA Cup - Newcastle United beat Aston Villa 2-0.
Washington Senators def. New York Giants (4-3) in the World Series. Cleveland Bulldogs win National Football League title The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is founded on January 7 in Paris by seven member states: Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Hungary, Spain, and Switzerland.   Joyce Wethered wins her record fifth consecutive English Ladies' Championship.

The Olympic Club in San Francisco opens for play.
1924 Summer Olympics takes place in Paris, France United States wins the most medals (99), and the most gold medals (45).

1924 Winter Olympics, the first Winter Olympics, takes place in Chamonix, France Norway wins the most medals (17), and both Norway and Finland win the most gold medals (4).
1925 First Division - Huddersfield Town win the 1924-25 title.

FA Cup - Sheffield United beat Cardiff City 1-0.

The IFAB reform the offside law, reducing the number of opposing players required to be in front of the attacker for him to be onside from three to two.
Pittsburgh Pirates def. Washington Senators in the World Series The National Football League adds five teams: New York Giants, Detroit Panthers, Providence Steam Roller, a new Canton Bulldogs team, and the Pottsville Maroons

Chicago Cardinals win National Football League title
    The first fairway irrigation system is developed in Dallas, Texas.

Deep-grooved irons are banned by both the USGA and the R & A.
7th Far Eastern Championship Games held in Manila, Philippine Islands
1926 First Division - Huddersfield Town win the 1925-26 title; it is the first time a club has won the League title three times in a row.

FA Cup - Bolton Wanderers beat Manchester City 1-0.
The Chicago American Giants (NNL) defeat the Bacharach Giants of Atlantic City, New Jersey (ECL), 5 games to 3, in the Negro League World Series.
India, New Zealand and West Indies are elected as Full Members of the Imperial Cricket Conference thus increasing the number of Test cricket playing nations to six. Frankford Yellow Jackets win the National Football League championship with a league record of 14-1-1.     Jesse Sweetser becomes the first native-born American to win the British Amateur.

Bobby Jones wins the British Open.

The Los Angeles Open is inaugurated, the third-oldest surviving PGA TOUR event.
Jack Horner ridden by Willie Watkinson wins the Grand National at Aintree defeating 29 rivals.
1927 First Division - Newcastle United win the 1926-27 title.

FA Cup - Cardiff City beat Arsenal 1-0, the only time the FA Cup has been won by a club outside England.
8th Far Eastern Championship Games held in Shanghai, Republic of China For the second straight year, the Chicago American Giants (NNL) defeat the Bacharach Giants of Atlantic City, New Jersey (ECL), 5 games to 3, in the Negro League World Series. New York Giants win National Football League title     First Ryder Cup held in Worcester, Massachusetts. United States beats Britain 9 1/2 to 2 1/2

The inaugural Ryder Cup Matches are played between Britain and the United States.

Creeping bentgrass is developed for putting greens by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
First World Snooker Championship: Joe Davis beats Tom Dennis 20-11
1928 First Division - Everton win the 1927-28 title.

FA Cup - Blackburn Rovers beat Huddersfield Town 3-1.
The St. Louis Stars defeat the Chicago American Giants, 5 games to 4, in a playoff for the championship of the Negro National League. Willie Wells hits six home runs in the series. 23 June-26 June, London - West Indies play their first Test match, against England. England win by an innings and 58 runs.

West Indies lose 3-Test series against England 3-0.
Providence Steam Roller win National Football League title. India Won the Gold Medal in Amsterdam Olympic Games (Men's Competition)   Cypress Point Club opens, designed by Alister MacKenzie. 1928 Summer Olympics takes place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
United States wins the most medals (56), and the most gold medals (22).

1928 Winter Olympics takes place in St. Moritz, Switzerland
Norway wins the most medals (15), and the most gold medals (6).

World Snooker Championship: Joe Davis beats Fred Lawrence 16-13
1929 First Division - Sheffield Wednesday win the 1928-29 title.

FA Cup - Bolton Wanderers beat Portsmouth 2-0.
The New York Yankees announce they will put numbers on the backs of their uniforms, becoming the first baseball team to engage in continuous use of numbers.

] The Kansas City Monarchs win the Negro National League pennant.

The Baltimore Black Sox win the American Negro League pennant.
Board of Control for Cricket in India is formed Green Bay Packers win National Football League title     Walter Hagen wins The Open Championship for the fourth time. World Snooker Championship: Joe Davis beats Tom Dennis 19-14
1930 FIFA World Cup - the first World Cup is held in Uruguay. Uruguay beat Argentina 4-2 in the final.

First Division - Sheffield Wednesday win the 1929-30 title.

FA Cup - Arsenal beat Huddersfield Town 2-0.
The St. Louis Stars win the Negro National League pennant. 10 January-13 January, Christchurch - New Zealand plays its first Test match, against England. England won by 8 wickets. England won the 4-Test series 1-0. Green Bay Packers win the National Football League title with a record of 10-3-1.   The South American Basketball Championship 1930, won by Uruguay, is the first major international basketball championship. Four South American teams play in Montevideo. Bobby Jones completes the original Grand Slam, winning the U.S. and British Amateurs and the U.S. and British Opens in the same year.

The Duke of York (later King George VI) is elected Captain of the R & A.

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club opens its modern course on Long Island, NY.
World Snooker Championship: Joe Davis beats Tom Dennis 25-12
Year Soccer Athletics Baseball Cricket Tennis Football (NFL) Hockey Basketball Golf Championships


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