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1907 in sports

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1907 in sports

1907 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Contents

American football

College championship

  • College football national championship – Yale Bulldogs
  • Events

  • For the first time, fans are entertained by a marching band during halftime of the University of Illinois game against the University of Chicago.
  • Association football

    England

  • The Football League – Newcastle United 51 points, Bristol City 48, Everton 45, Sheffield United 45, Aston Villa 44, Bolton Wanderers 44
  • FA Cup final – The Wednesday 2–1 Everton at Crystal Palace, London
  • Germany

  • National Championship – Freiburger FC 3–1 Viktoria Berlin at Mannheim
  • Scotland

  • Scottish Football League – Celtic
  • Scottish Cup final – Celtic 3–0 Hearts at Hampden Park
  • Turkey

  • Fenerbahce SK founded in Istanbul (19 July)
  • Egypt

  • Al Ahly SC founded in cairo (24 April)
  • Athletics

    Marathon

  • 28 November — Johnny Hayes wins the inaugural Yonkers Marathon.
  • Australian rules football

    VFL Premiership

  • Carlton wins the 11th VFL Premiership – Carlton 6.14 (50) d South Melbourne 6.9 (45) at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • Bandy

    International

    Bandy was included in the winter games held in Helsinki, Finland, similar to the Nordic Games. Finland was represented by the club Polyteknikkojen Urheiluseura (PUS) but the winner of the competition was a combined team from Sweden, which defeated PUS as well as a team from St. Petersburg, Russia.

    Sweden

  • Swedish national championship inaugurated.
  • Championship final – IFK Uppsala 4–1 IFK Gävle
  • Baseball

    World Series

  • 8–12 October — Chicago Cubs (NL) defeats Detroit Tigers (AL) to win the 1907 World Series by 4 games to 0 with one tie
  • Events

  • Winnipeg Maroons wins the Northern League Championship
  • Dominican Republic

  • Tigres del Licey, a famous professional baseball club in Dominican Republic, officially founded in Santo Domingo on November 7.
  • Boxing

    Events

  • Following two successful title defences in California, Tommy Burns travels to London, where he defeats British heavyweight champion Gunner Moir
  • Lineal world champions

  • World Heavyweight Championship – Tommy Burns
  • World Light Heavyweight Championship – vacant
  • World Middleweight Championship – vacant → Stanley Ketchel
  • World Welterweight Championship – William "Honey" Mellody → Mike "Twin" Sullivan
  • World Lightweight Championship – Joe Gans
  • World Featherweight Championship – Abe Attell
  • World Bantamweight Championship – Jimmy Walsh
  • Cricket

    England

  • County Championship – Nottinghamshire
  • Minor Counties Championship – Lancashire II
  • Most runs – Tom Hayward 2353 @ 45.25 (HS 161)
  • Most wickets – Edward Dennett 201 @ 16.05 (BB 8–9)
  • Wisden Cricketers of the Year – Albert Hallam, Reggie Schwarz, Frank Tarrant, Bert Vogler, Thomas Wass
  • Australia

  • Sheffield Shield – New South Wales
  • Most runs – Bert Hopkins 617 @ 56.09 (HS 171)
  • Most wickets – Leonard Garnsey 32 @ 21.93 (HS 6–35)
  • India

  • Bombay Presidency – Hindus
  • New Zealand

  • Plunket Shield – Canterbury
  • South Africa

  • Currie Cup – Transvaal
  • West Indies

  • Inter-Colonial Tournament – Trinidad and Tobago
  • Cycling

    Tour de France

  • Lucien Petit-Breton (France) wins the 5th Tour de France
  • Figure skating

    World Figure Skating Championships

  • World Men's Champion – Ulrich Salchow (Sweden)
  • World Women's Champion – Madge Syers-Cave (Great Britain)
  • Golf

    Events

  • Arnaud Massy (France) becomes the first overseas British Open champion
  • Major tournaments

  • British Open – Arnaud Massy (France)
  • US Open – Alec Ross
  • Other tournaments

  • British Amateur – John Ball
  • US Amateur – Jerome Travers
  • Horse racing

    England

  • Grand National – Eremon
  • 1,000 Guineas Stakes – Witch Elm
  • 2,000 Guineas Stakes – Slieve Gallion
  • Epsom Derby – Orby
  • Epsom Oaks – Glass Doll
  • St. Leger Stakes – Wool Winder
  • Australia

  • Melbourne Cup – Poseidon
  • Canada

  • Queen's Plate – Kelvin
  • Ireland

  • Irish Grand National – Sweet Cecil
  • Irish Derby Stakes – Orby
  • USA

  • Kentucky Derby – Pink Star
  • Preakness Stakes – Don Enrique
  • Belmont Stakes – Peter Pan
  • Ice hockey

    Stanley Cup

  • 17–21 January — Kenora Thistles defeats Montreal Wanderers two games to none in a Stanley Cup challenge. Kenora, Ontario is the smallest town ever to win the Stanley Cup.
  • 16–18 March — Kenora Thistles defeats Brandon, Manitoba to win the Manitoba title and defends the Stanley Cup.
  • 23–25 March — Montreal Wanderers regains the Stanley Cup by defeating the Thistles two games to none in a rematch.
  • Events

  • 9 March — Montreal Wanderers wins the Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association (ECAHA) title.
  • Stratford 14th Regiment defeats Kingston Frontenacs 8–6 to win Ontario Hockey Association title.
  • Motor racing

    Brooklands 24 hours

  • In June, eleven days after the Brooklands circuit opened, it played host to a 24-hour motor event. Selwyn Edge completed 2545 km in a Napier.
  • French Grand Prix

  • 2 July — the second French Grand Prix, organised by the Automobile Club de France (ACF), is run at Dieppe. The winner is Felice Nazzaro of Italy driving a FIAT.
  • Ardennes Circuit

  • The sixth Circuit des Ardennes is run on 27 July over 371.20 miles (53.029 miles x 7 laps) in the vicinity of Bastogne. The winner is Pierre de Caters (France) driving a Mercedes in a time of 6:29:10.
  • Coppa Velocita di Brescia

  • The inaugural Coppa Velocita di Brescia is run on 2 September over 301.80 km (37.725 km x 8 laps) by Grand Prix-class cars. The winner is Alessandro Cagno (Italy) driving an Itala in 4:37:36.6.
  • Vanderbilt Cup

  • The Vanderbilt Cup is not contested in 1907.
  • Rowing

    The Boat Race

  • 16 March — Cambridge wins the 64th Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
  • Rugby league

    England

  • Championship – Halifax
  • Challenge Cup final – Warrington 17–3 Oldham at Wheater's Field, Broughton
  • Lancashire League Championship – not contested
  • Yorkshire League Championship – not contested
  • Lancashire Cup – Broughton Rangers 15–6 Warrington
  • Yorkshire Cup – Bradford F.C. 8–5 Hull Kingston Rovers
  • Australia

  • The newly formed New South Wales Rugby League conducts its first game of rugby: a match in Sydney between New Zealand and New South Wales
  • Rugby union

    Home Nations Championship

  • 25th Home Nations Championship series is won by Scotland
  • Speed skating

    Speed Skating World Championships

  • Men's All-round Champion – none declared
  • Tennis

    Events

  • Norman Brookes (Australia) becomes the first overseas winner of the Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship
  • Australia

  • Australian Men's Singles Championship – Horace Rice (Australia) defeats Harry Parker (Australia) 6–3 6–4 6–4
  • England

  • Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship – Norman Brookes (Australia) defeats Arthur Gore (GB) 6–4 6–2 6–2
  • Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – May Sutton Bundy defeats Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers 6–1 6–4
  • France

  • French Men's Singles Championship – Max Decugis defeats Robert Wallet: details unknown
  • French Women's Singles Championship – Comtesse de Kermel defeats d'Elva: details unknown
  • USA

  • American Men's Singles Championship – William Larned defeats Robert LeRoy 6–2 6–2 6–4
  • American Women's Singles Championship – Evelyn Sears defeats Carrie Neely 6–3 6–2
  • Davis Cup

  • 1907 International Lawn Tennis Challenge –  Australasia 3–2  British Isles at Warple Road (grass) London, United Kingdom
  • References

    1907 in sports Wikipedia


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