1900 in sports

1900 in sports

in?=in sports
cp=19th century
c=20th century
cf=21st century


Auto racing

Major race winners

*Gordon Bennett Trophy - (Paris to Lyon): flagicon|FRA Fernand Charron (Panhard)
*Paris-Toulouse-Paris - flagicon|FRA Alfred Levegh (Mors)


*The National League contracts 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.


Professional World champions during 1900

*Heavyweight flagicon|USA James J. Jeffries
*Middleweight flagicon|USA Tommy Ryan
*Welterweight flagicon|CAN Mysterious Billy Smith
*Welterweight flagicon|USA Rube Ferns
*Welterweight flagicon|USA Matty Matthews
*Lightweight flagicon|USA Frank Erne
*Featherweight flagicon|CAN George Dixon
*Featherweight flagicon|USA Terry McGovern
*Bantamweight flagicon|USA Terry McGovern

Football (soccer)


German Football Association founded in Leipzig.

National champions

*Argentina: English High School
*Belgium: Racing Club de Bruxelles
*England: Football League - Aston Villa
*England: FA Cup - Bury
*France: Le Havre
*Ireland: Irish Football League - Belfast Celtic
*Ireland: Irish Cup - Cliftonville
*Italy: Genoa
*Netherlands: Eredivisie - HVV Den Haag
*Netherlands: Dutch Cup - Velocitas Breda
*Scotland: Scottish Football League - Rangers
*Scotland: Scottish Cup - Celtic
*Sweden: AIK
*Switzerland: Grasshopper Zurich
*Uruguay: CURCC (first winners of Primera División Uruguaya)
*Wales: Welsh Cup - Aberystwyth Town

International tournaments

*1900 British Home Championship (February 3 – April 7, 1900)::fb|SCO

*Olympic Games in Paris, France (October 20 – 28, 1900)
*# flagicon|GBR Upton Park F.C.
*# flagicon|FRA Club Française
*# flagicon|BEL Université de Bruxelles


*June 4-7 - British Open - John Henry Taylor
*October 3-5 - U.S. Open - Harry Vardon
*British Amateur - Harold Hilton
*U.S. Amateur - Walter Travis

Horse racing

*May 3 - Lieut. Gibson wins the Kentucky Derby

Ice hockey

* February 12–16 - Montreal Shamrocks successfully defend their Stanley Cup title, defeating Winnipeg Victorias in 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 Crescents in a Cup challenge best-of-three series 2–0.


*1900 Summer Olympics takes 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 France in croquet. The first female champion was Charlotte Cooper of Great Britain in tennis.
**France wins the most medals (100), and the most gold medals (25).


*February 9 - Davis Cup competition 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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