1925 in sports

1925 in sports

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


=Baseball (Major League)=

*Pittsburgh Pirates def. Washington Senators in the World Series

=Baseball (Negro League)=

*Hilldale (ECL) def. Kansas City Monarchs (NNL) 5 games to 1 in the Negro League World Series

Field Hockey


* September 16 – HC Rotterdam, a Dutch field hockey club based in Rotterdam

=Football (American)=

* 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

=Football (College)=

* October 3 – Texas Technological College (now Texas Tech) plays its inaugural intercollegiate football game

Football (Australian rules football)

* Victorian Football League
** Footscray, Hawthorn and North Melbourne join the league from the VFA
** Geelong wins the 29th VFL Premiership (Geelong 10.19 (79) d Collingwood 9.15 (69))
** Brownlow Medal awarded to Colin Watson (St Kilda)

Football (soccer)

*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.


*First Division - Huddersfield Town win the 1924-25 title.
*FA Cup - Sheffield United beat Cardiff City 1-0.


*June 2-5 - U.S. Open - Willie Macfarlane
*June 23-26 - British Open - Jim Barnes
*September 26 - PGA Championship - Walter Hagen
*British Amateur - Robert Harris
*U.S. Amateur - Bobby Jones

=Hockey (Ice)=

* Stanley Cup: Victoria Cougars defeat the Montreal Canadiens

Horse Racing

* May 16 - Flying Ebony wins the Kentucky Derby

Multi-sport events

* 7th Far Eastern Championship Games held in Manila, Philippine Islands


*January 18 — Roepie Kruize, Dutch field hockey player and coach (d. 1992)
*February 11 — George Avery, Australian triple jumper
*February 19 — Leslie Laing, Jamaican athlete
*February 24 — Irma Heijting-Schuhmacher, Dutch freestyle swimmer
*June 10 — Lennart Bergelin, Swedish tennis player
*July 18 — Shirley Strickland, Australian athlete and triple Olympic gold medallist (d. 2004)
*July 28 — Juan Alberto Schiaffino, Uruguayan football (soccer) player (d. 2002)
*July 29 — Ted Lindsay, ice hockey Hall of Fame player
*November 4 — Teodor Anioła, Polish footballer (d. 1993)
*November 25 — Ernst Happel, Austrian football player and coach (d. 1992)
*November 30 — Sverre Strandli, Norwegian hammer thrower (d. 1985)
*December 29 — Pete Dye, American golf course architect


* January 30 — Jim Driscoll (44), Welsh boxer ("Peerless Jim")
* February 2 — Jaap Eden (51), Dutch cyclist and ice speed skater (b. 1873)

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