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

Athletics edit

American football edit

College championship

Professional championships


  • 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 football edit


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



Baseball edit

National championship


  • 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

Boxing edit


Lineal world champions[3]

Cricket edit


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




South Africa

West Indies

Golf edit

Major tournaments

Other tournaments

Horse racing edit






Ice hockey edit


Motor racing edit


  • 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.

Rowing edit

The Boat Race

Rugby football edit

Home Nations Championship

Speed skating edit

Speed Skating World Championships

Tennis edit




References edit

  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.