1860 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 22 Organized baseball played in San Francisco for 1st time between the Eagles and the Red Rovers
  • Mar 7 22nd Grand National: Tommy Pickernell wins aboard Irish horse Anatis at 5/1
  • May 17 German football club TSV 1860 M√ľnchen is founded
  • Oct 17 1st British Open Golf, Prestwick GC: Willie Park Sr. wins inaugural event by 2 strokes from fellow Scot Tom Morris Sr
  • Dec 26 First ever inter-club football match between Hallam F.C. and Sheffield F.C. at Sandygate Road ground in Sheffield, England

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 12 Henry Larkin, American baseball player (d. 1942)
  • Mar 3 John Montgomery Ward, American baseball player (d. 1925)
  • Jun 20 Jack Worrall, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1885-99, 11 Tests), born in Maryborough, Victoria, Australia (d. 1937)
  • Aug 16 Lord Hawke [Martin Bladen Hawke], English cricketer (England batsman 1890's), born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1938)
  • Sep 11 James Allan, New Zealand rugby union player All Black, born in Taieri, Otago, New Zealand (d. 1934)
  • Oct 19 Affie Jarvis, cricketer (Australian WK of the late 19th century)
  • Dec 2 C T Studd, cricketer (brother of G B, five Tests for England)
  • Dec 15 Abner Powell, American baseball player, born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania (d. 1953)