1857 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 22 National Association of Baseball Players founded in New York
  • Mar 4 19th Grand National: Charlie Boyce wins aboard Emigrant at 10/1
  • Mar 7 Baseball decides 9 innings constitutes an official game, not 9 runs
  • Oct 6 First American Chess Congress hosted by the American Chess Association
  • Oct 24 World's first soccer club, Sheffield F C, founded in Yorkshire, England

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestTim Keefe

Jan 1 Tim Keefe, American Major League Baseball pitcher, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1933)

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe
Major League Baseball Pitcher
Tim Keefe
  • Jan 11 Fred[erick J] Archer, English jockey (won 5 Derbys)
  • Feb 12 Bobby Peel, cricketer (great English lefty 1884-96)
  • May 3 George Gore, American baseball player, born in Saccarappa, Maine (d. 1933)
  • Jul 1 Roger Connor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (career HR record 138 stood for 23 years), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1931)
  • Aug 22 Ned Hanlon, American baseball player and manager, born in Montville, Connecticut (d. 1937)
  • Aug 29 Sandford Schultz, English cricketer, born in Birkenhead, Cheshire (d. 1937)
  • Sep 2 Thomas Groube, Australian cricketer (d. 1927)
  • Oct 7 Moses Walker, American baseball catcher (first African-American to play MLB), born in Mt. Pleasant, Ohio (d. 1924)
  • Oct 24 Ned Williamson, American baseball player (Chicago White Stockings), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1894)
  • Nov 30 Robert Abel, cricketer (The Guv'nor Surrey & England batsman)
  • Dec 31 King Kelly, American baseball player, born in Troy, New York (d. 1894)