On This Day

Year 1848 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 1 10th Grand National: Capt. Josey Little aboard 12/1 Chandler wins; race marred by fatal falls of 3 competitors
  • Jun 6 New York Yacht Club holds its first annual regatta; won by the schooner Carnelia
  • Sep 18 Baseball rules 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner

Sports Stars Who Died in 1848

  • May 11 Tom Cribb, English bare knuckle boxer (C'ship of England 1808-22), dies at 66