- 1900 in sports
Major race winners
Gordon Bennett Trophy- ( Paristo Lyon): flagicon|FRA Fernand Charron( Panhard)
Paris-Toulouse-Paris- flagicon|FRA Alfred Levegh( Mors) Baseball
National Leaguecontracts from twelve to eight clubs in a circuit of eight cities that will persist through 1952.
*Brooklyn wins again, five championships in seven seasons for manager Ned Hanlon.
*The Western League takes the name "
American League" and moves teams into Chicago and Cleveland. The Chicago White Stockings win the pennant in this one season under the new name and the old minor league status. Boxing
Professional World champions during 1900
James J. Jeffries
Mysterious Billy Smith
Terry McGovern Football (soccer)
German Football Associationfounded in Leipzig.
*Argentina: English High School
*Belgium: Racing Club de Bruxelles
Football League- Aston Villa
FA Cup- Bury
*France: Le Havre
Irish Football League- Belfast Celtic
Irish Cup- Cliftonville
Eredivisie- HVV Den Haag
Dutch Cup- Velocitas Breda
Scottish Football League- Rangers
Scottish Cup- Celtic
*Switzerland: Grasshopper Zurich
*Uruguay: CURCC (first winners of
Primera División Uruguaya)
Welsh Cup- Aberystwyth Town
1900 British Home Championship( February 3– April 7, 1900)::fb|SCO Golf Horse racing
*May 3 -
Lieut. Gibsonwins the Kentucky Derby Ice hockey
* February 12–16 -
Montreal Shamrockssuccessfully defend their Stanley Cuptitle, defeating Winnipeg Victoriasin a best-of-three series 2–1.
* March 10 - Montreal Shamrocks win the
Canadian Amateur Hockey League(CAHL) championship for the second-straight year with a regular season record of 7–1.
* March 5–7 - Montreal Shamrocks defeat the
Halifax Crescentsin a Cup challenge best-of-three series 2–0.
1900 Summer Olympicstakes place in Paris, France
**The Olympic status of the games was very underplayed - many competitors did not realise that they had participated in the modern Olympics.
**Women took part in the modern Olympics for the first time. The first sportswomen to compete in the games were Mme. Brohy and Mlle. Ohnier of
Francein croquet. The first female champion was Charlotte Cooper of Great Britainin tennis.
Francewins the most medals (100), and the most gold medals (25). Tennis
February 9- Davis Cupcompetition is established.
March 6— Lefty Grove, American baseball player (d. 1975)
March 12— Marinus van den Berge, Dutch athlete (d. 1972)
March 17— Manuel Plaza Reyes, Chilean long-distance runner (d. 1969)
October 5— Sam Olij, Dutch heavyweight boxer (d. 1975)
October 27— Ko Willems, Dutch track cyclist (d. 1983)
November 11— Halina Konopacka, Polish athlete (d. 1989)
November 16— Eliska Junkova(Elizabeth Junek), Czech Grand Prix motor racing driver (d. 1994)
December 15— Hellé Nice, French Grand Prix race car driver (d. 1984)
December 27— Hans Stuck, German racing driver (d. 1978)
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