1889 in sports

1889 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Years in sports

1889 in sports

AthleticsEdit

American footballEdit

College championship

Association footballEdit

Denmark

England

Netherlands

Scotland

  • Scottish Cup finalThird Lanark 2–1 Celtic (replay; the SFA declared the original match void due to adverse conditions). Celtic reaches the Scottish Cup final in the club's inaugural season.

BaseballEdit

National championship

BoxingEdit

Events

Lineal world champions[2]

CricketEdit

Events

  • 12–13 March — South Africa plays its inaugural Test match against the touring England national cricket team. England wins by 8 wickets. The match also marks the beginning of first-class cricket in South Africa where the Currie Cup is inaugurated as the premier domestic competition.
  • The number of balls per over in England is increased from four to five. The four-ball over has been used since time immemorial.
  • The major English county cricket clubs meet to agree a way of deciding an order of ranking for the next season; the official County Championship is established.

England

Australia

GolfEdit

Major tournaments

Other tournaments

Horse racingEdit

England

Australia

Canada

Ireland

USA

Ice hockeyEdit

Events

RowingEdit

The Boat Race

Rugby footballEdit

Home Nations Championship

TennisEdit

England

USA

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – John L Sullivan. Retrieved on 13 November 2009.
  2. ^ "Cyber Boxing Zone". Archived from the original on 2009-06-14. Retrieved 2009-06-17.
  3. ^ A semi-official seasonal title proclaimed by media consensus prior to December 1889 when the official County Championship is constituted.
  4. ^ "Epsom Derby | History, Winners, & Facts | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 29 December 2021.