Events in Sport in 1879

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Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 2 1st Test match hat-trick, Fred Spofforth at the MCG

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • Jan 2 Northwestern League (minor baseball league) organized, Rockford, Illinois
  • Jan 23 US National Archery Association forms in Crawfordsville, Indiana
  • Mar 28 40th Grand National: J. Moore aboard The Liberator IRE wins
  • May 20 5th Kentucky Derby: Charlie Shauer aboard Lord Murphy wins in 2:37
  • May 24 7th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Harold wins in 2:40.5
  • Jun 5 13th Belmont: George Evans riding Spendthrift wins in 2:42.75
  • Jul 16 3rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Hartley beats V Goold (6-2 6-4 6-2)
  • Aug 12 1st National Archery Association tournament (Chicago)
  • Sep 19 Thomas Ray becomes youngest to break a world track & field record pole-vaulting 11' 2½" at age 17 years & 198 days
  • Sep 29 19th British Golf Open: Jamie Anderson shoots a 169 at St Andrews
  • Oct 1 Cincinnati Enquirer publishes 1st report on baseball reserve clause