1894 in sports

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1894 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Years in sports: 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897
Centuries: 18th century · 19th century · 20th century
Decades: 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s
Years: 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897

AthleticsEdit

American footballEdit

College championship

Professional championships

Events

  • The 1894 Harvard–Yale game, known as the "Hampden Park Blood Bath", results in crippling injuries for four players; the contest is suspended until 1897. The annual Army–Navy Game is suspended from 1894 till 1898 for similar reasons. One of the major problems is the popularity of mass formations like the flying wedge, in which a large number of offensive players charge as a unit against a similarly arranged defense. The resultant collisions often lead to serious injury and sometimes even death.

Association footballEdit

Austria

  • Foundation of First Vienna FC, which is the oldest club in Austria (22 August).

England

Scotland

BaseballEdit

National championship

Events

  • The Temple Cup is introduced, lasting until 1897, and matches the National League winner and runner-up in a best–of–seven, post–season championship series. It is also known as the "World's Championship Series" but it fails to gain fan support, partly because three of the four series held will be won by the league runner-up. In 1894, runner-up New York Giants defeats champion Baltimore Orioles 4 games to 0.
  • 1894 is Major League Baseball's highest scoring season as Boston Beaneaters set the current record for the most runs scored in a season (1220) and another standing record with seven players scoring 100 or more runs; in addition, Philadelphia Phillies bat .349 for the season with all four outfielders above .400, but finish fourth despite the feat

BoxingEdit

Events

Lineal world champions[3]

CricketEdit

Events

  • The inaugural South African tour of England takes place but none of its 24 matches are currently regarded as first-class fixtures.

England

Australia

India

South Africa

West Indies

GolfEdit

Major tournaments

Other tournaments

Horse racingEdit

England

Australia

Canada

Ireland

USA

Ice hockeyEdit

Events

Motor racingEdit

Origin

  • 22 July — the world's first competitive motor race was the Paris to Rouen. Although there have previously been some private events, this first real contest is organised by Paris magazine Le Petit Journal. Albert de Dion is first to arrive at Rouen in his de Dion-Bouton car, but he did not figure in the official results because his steam vehicle needed a 'stoker' and was thus ineligible. The 'official' victory was awarded to Albert Lemaître driving his 3 hp petrol engined Peugeot Type 5.
  • The internal combustion engine has been developed from simple gas-fuelled designs during the preceding decades to the point where several technicians such as Karl Benz in Mannheim and the partnership of Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in Stuttgart have built the first true automobiles during the 1880s. Racing of horse-drawn carriages has been popular among its participants in the past and it is a natural progression to race the new automobiles.

RowingEdit

The Boat Race

Rugby footballEdit

Home Nations Championship

Speed skatingEdit

Speed Skating World Championships

TennisEdit

England

France

USA

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Scottish Cup Past Winners | Scottish Cup | Scottish FA". www.scottishfa.co.uk. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Cyber Boxing Zone". Archived from the original on 2009-06-03. Retrieved 2009-06-13.
  3. ^ "Cyber Boxing Zone". Archived from the original on 2009-06-14. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
  4. ^ "John Henry Taylor | British golfer". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 30 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Epsom Derby | History, Winners, & Facts | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 29 December 2021.