1919 in sports

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1919 in sports describes the year's events in world sport. Although World War I had ended in 1918, the influenza pandemic and planning difficulties from the war still curtailed sport to a considerable extent.

American football[edit]

Association football[edit]

England

France

Germany

Poland

Australian rules football[edit]

VFL Premiership

South Australian Football League

  • 3 May: SAFL league football resumes after three seasons of “patriotic competitions” due to World War I.
  • 27 September: Sturt and North Adelaide draw 5.9 (39) apiece in the 1919 SAFL Grand Final.
  • 4 October: In a low-scoring replay, Sturt 3.5 (23) defeat North Adelaide 2.6 (18) to win their second SAFL premiership.

West Australian Football League

Bandy[edit]

Sweden

Baseball[edit]

World Series

Events

  • Even before game one of this World Series, there are rumours that some White Sox players have agreed to throw the series to the Reds for payment from gamblers. This will explode a year later in the Black Sox Scandal.
  • Babe Ruth hits 29 home runs for the Boston Red Sox, breaking the single season record of 27 set by Ned Williamson in 1884

Minor leagues

Boxing[edit]

Events

Lineal world champions[1]

Canadian football[edit]

Grey Cup

  • not contested

Cricket[edit]

Events

  • Very few first-class matches are played worldwide during the 1918–19 season but the County Championship is reintroduced in the 1919 English season to progress the game’s post-war recovery.

England

Australia

India

New Zealand

South Africa

  • 18 October – With the end of World War I, first-class cricket is played in South Africa for the first time since 13 April, 1914. However, the interprovincial Currie Cup does not resume until 1920–21.

West Indies

Cycling[edit]

Tour de France

Giro d'Italia

Figure skating[edit]

World Figure Skating Championships

  • The championships are not contested

Golf[edit]

Major tournaments

Other tournaments

Horse racing[edit]

Events

England

Australia

Canada

Ireland

USA

Ice hockey[edit]

Stanley Cup

Events

Motor racing[edit]

Grand Prix racing

  • No Grand Prix races are held in Europe from 1915 to 1920 inclusive.

Indianapolis 500

Multi-sport events[edit]

Far Eastern Championship Games

Rowing[edit]

The Boat Race

Rugby league[edit]

England

Australia

Rugby union[edit]

Five Nations Championship

Speed skating[edit]

Speed Skating World Championships

Tennis[edit]

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

References[edit]