On This Day

Year 1857 in Sports History

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 in NYC, NY; won by Paul Morphy 10 November
  • Oct 24 Recognised by FIFA as oldest existing club still playing football in the world, Sheffield FC is founded in Yorkshire, England; now based in Dronfield, Derbyshire
  • Nov 10 First American Chess Congress is won by Paul Morphy; beats Louis Paulson, 6-2 for a tournament record of 14 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss