1921 in sports


1921 in sports

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

yp1=1918
yp2=1919
yp3=1920
year=1921
ya1=1922
ya2=1923
ya3=1924
dp3=1890s
dp2=1900s
dp1=1910s
d=1920s
da=0
dn1=1930s
dn2=1940s
dn3=1950s|


=Baseball (Major League)=

*World Series - New York Giants defeat New York Yankees, 5 games to 3
*Babe Ruth hits 59 home runs for the New York Yankees, establishing a new single-season record for the third consecutive year


=Baseball (Negro League)=

* The Chicago American Giants win their second consecutive Negro National League pennant

Field Hockey

Establishments

* October 14 – Eindhovense Mixed Hockey Club, a Dutch field hockey club located in Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant


=Football (American)=

* Chicago Staleys (later the Chicago Bears) win the 1921 American Professional Football Association title. The APFA would eventually become the National Football League.

Football (Australian rules football)

* Victorian Football League - Richmond wins the 24th VFL Premiership (Richmond 5.6 (36) d Carlton 4.8 (32))

Football (soccer)

England

*First Division - Burnley win the 1920-21 title
*FA Cup - Tottenham Hotspur beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0
*The Football League expands for the second time in two years, with the addition of the 20 Northern sides to create the Third Division North, bringing the total number of League clubs to 86. The Third Division becomes the Third Division South.

Golf

*June 22-25 - British Open - Jock Hutchison
*July 20-22 - U.S. Open - Jim Barnes
*October 1 - PGA Championship - Walter Hagen
*British Amateur - Willie Hunter
*U.S. Amateur - Jesse P. Guilford

Horse racing

* May 7 - Behave Yourself wins the Kentucky Derby

Ice hockey

* March - Ottawa Senators defeat the Toronto St. Patricks to win the NHL championship.
* March - Vancouver Millionaires defeat the Seattle Metropolitans in a two-game total-goal series 1–3, 6–0 (7–3) to win the PCHA championship
* March - In a best-of-five series played in Vancouver, the Senators win their second straight Stanley Cup, defeating the Millionaires 3 games to 2.

Multi-sport events

* Fifth Far Eastern Championship Games held in Shanghai, Republic of China

Births

* January 12 — John Davis, American weightlifter (d. 1984)
* January 15 — Cliff Barker, American basketball player (d. 1998)
* March 9 — Franjo Mihalić, Serbian long-distance runner
* April 1 — Beau Jack, American boxer (d. 2000)
* August 1 — Jack Kramer, American tennis player
* September 4 — Frederick Norris, British marathon runner
* September 24 — Jim McKay, American sports broadcaster (d. 2008)
* October 17 — Maria Gorokhovskaya, Soviet gymnast (d. 2001)
* November 9 — Viktor Chukarin, Soviet gymnast (d. 1984)
* November 11 — Ron Greenwood, English football player and manager (d. 2006)
* December 6 — Otto Graham, American football player (d. 2003 )

Deaths


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