1926 in sports

1926 in sports

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cp=19th century
c=20th century
cf=21st century


Auto Racing

* Indianapolis 500 - Frank Lockhart

=Baseball (Negro League)=

* Rube Foster, founder of the Negro National League (NNL) and owner and manager of the Chicago American Giants, suffers a nervous breakdown and has to be confined to an asylum. His protege Dave Malarcher takes over as manager and leads the team to the NNL pennant.
* 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.
* Mule Suttles of the St. Louis Stars hits a Negro League record 27 home runs. His .498 batting average and 21 triples are also records.

Baseball - Major Leagues

* World Series - St. Louis Cardinals beat New York Yankees 4 games to 3


* May 31 - 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.

=Football (American)=

* Frankford Yellow Jackets win the National Football League championship with a league record of 14-1-1.

Football (Australian rules football)

* Victorian Football League
** Melbourne wins the 30th VFL Premiership (Melbourne 17.17 (119) d Collingwood 9.8 (62))
** Brownlow Medal awarded to Ivor Warne-Smith (Melbourne)

Football (soccer)


*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.


*June 22-25 - British Open - Bobby Jones
*July 8-10 - U.S. Open - Bobby Jones becomes the first golfer to win the U.S. Open and British Open titles in the same year.
*September 25 - PGA Championship - Walter Hagen
*British Amateur - Jess Sweetser
*U.S. Amateur - George Von Elm

=Hockey (Ice)=

* Stanley Cup: Montreal Maroons defeat the Victoria Cougars

Horse racing

* May 15 - Bubbling Over wins the Kentucky Derby
* Jack Horner ridden by Willie Watkinson wins the Grand National at Aintree defeating 29 rivals.


*Rosabelle Sinclair establishes the United States' first women's lacrosse team at Bryn Mawr School.


* January 6 — Enzo Sacchi, Italian road bicycle and track cyclist (d. 1988)
* January 14 — Oswaldo "Baltazar" da Silva, Brazilian football (soccer) player (d. 1997)
*January 15 — Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav, Indian sports wrestler (d. 1984)
* January 17 — Nel van Vliet, Dutch breaststroke swimmer (d. 2006)
* February 4
**Gyula Grosics, Hungarian football goalkeeper
**Dave Sands, Australian Aborigine boxer (d. 1952)
* March 4 — Pascual Nicolás Pérez, Argentine flyweight boxer (d. 1977)
* March 10 — Ivan Filin, Soviet marathon runner
* March 25 — László Papp, Hungarian boxer (d. 2003)
* March 29 — Mario D'Agata, Italian boxer
* April 2 — Jack Brabham, Australian racing car driver
* April 28 — Alexander Oakley, Canadian race walker
* May 5 — Víctor Ugarte, Bolivian football (soccer) player (d. 1995)
* June 23 — Yoshihiro Hamaguchi, Japanese swimmer
* June 30 — Henk Bouwman, Dutch field hockey player (d. 1995)
* July 10 — Kenneth Richmond, British wrestler (d. 2006)
* July 12 — Tiberio Mitri, Italian boxer (d. 2001)
* July 18 — Ernst Larsen, Norwegian athlete
* July 26 — Paul Collins, Canadian long-distance runner (d. 1995)
* July 27 - Eddie Thomas, boxing champion and manager (d. 1997)
* August 3 — Loris Campana, Italian road bicycle and track cyclist
* September 19 — Duke Snider, American baseball player
* October 11 — Dennis Shepherd, South African boxer (d. 2006)
* December 21 — Joe Paterno, American college football coach


* April 19 — Willie Watkinson Grand National Winning jockey, three weeks after his victory in a fall at Bogside, Scotland

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