Events in Sport in 1889

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  • Mar 25 1st Test Cricket match played at Newlands, Cape Town v England
  • Mar 29 51st Grand National: Mr Tommy Beasley IRE aboard Frigate IRE wins
  • Mar 30 John T Reid opens 1st US golf course (Yonkers, NY)
  • May 9 15th Kentucky Derby: Thomas Kiley aboard Spokane wins in 2:34.50
  • May 10 17th Preakness: W Anderson aboard Buddhist wins in 2:17.5
  • Jun 13 23rd Belmont: W Hayward aboard Eric wins in 2:47.25
  • Jun 15 3rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Bertha Townsend beats Lida Voorhees (7-5, 6-2)
  • Jun 22 Louisville Colonels set ML baseball record with 26th consecutive loss
  • Jul 13 6th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley beats Lena Rice (4-6 8-6 6-4)
  • Jul 13 13th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats E Renshaw (6-4 6-1 3-6 6-0)
  • Aug 29 1st American International professional lawn tennis contest (Newport, Rhode Island)
  • Sep 3 9th U.S. Men's National Championship: Henry Slocum beats Quincy Shaw (6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2)
  • Oct 1 Soccer team HFC Haarlem forms
  • Oct 18 1st all NYC World Series NY Giants (NL) play Bkln (AA)
  • Oct 24 Softball rules adopted by Mid Winter Indoor Baseball League
  • Oct 29 NY Giants (NL) beat Bkln (AA) in world series 6 games to 3
  • Nov 4 Players League begins, declaring independence from baseball's NL
  • Nov 11 29th British Golf Open: Willie Park, Jr. shoots a 155 at Musselburgh Links
  • Dec 24 Daniel Stover & William Hance patent bicycle with back pedal brake