1870 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Mar 7 Cincinnati Red Stockings, 1st pro BB team, begin 8-mo tour of Midwest & East
  • May 10 Jem Mace & defends his heavyweight crown against Irish champ Joe Coburn, it lasts 1 hr & 17 minutes, & neither is struck by a punch
  • Jun 4 4th Belmont: W Dick aboard Kingfisher wins in 2:59.5
  • Jun 14 All-pro Cincinnati Red Stockings suffer 1st loss in 130 games
  • Aug 8 Magic (US) defeats Cambria (England) in 2nd running of America's Cup
  • Sep 15 11th British Golf Open: Tom Morris, Jr. shoots a 149 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • Nov 27 The New York Times dubs baseball "The National Game"

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 11 Herm McFarland, American MLB outfielder (first grand slam in AL history), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1935)
  • Apr 14 Syd Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman in 58 Tests 1890-1912)
  • May 9 Harry Vardon, Jersey golfer (6-time British Open champion, US Open 1900), born in Grouville, Jersey (d. 1937)
  • May 27 Lionel Palairet, British cricketer (elegant England bat in the Golden Age), born in Grange-over-Sands, Lancashire, England (d. 1933)
  • Aug 11 Tom Richardson, England cricket fast bowler (88 Test wickets), born in Byfleet, England (d. 1912)
  • Aug 11 Walter Bowman, Canadian soccer player (d. ?)
  • Aug 18 Hugh Bromley-Davenport, England cricketer, born in Chelford, Cheshire, England (d. 1954)
  • Sep 7 Thomas Curtis, American athlete (Olympic 1896 Gold), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1944)

Person of interestCharlotte Cooper

Sep 22 Charlotte Cooper, British tennis player (1st female Olympic champion 1900), born in Ealing, England (d. 1966)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Nov 21 Joe Darling, cricketer (Australian lefty batsman at turn of century)
  • Nov 21 Stanley Jackson, cricketer (captain of England, governor of Bengal)
  • Nov 21 Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official (d. 1964)
  • Nov 29 Harry Graham, Australian cricketer (107 on Test debut Aust v Eng 1893), born in Melbourne
  • Dec 10 T R McKibbin, cricketer (NSW & Aust off-spinner late 19th century)
  • Dec 31 Thomas Connolly, baseball's major league umpire for 50 years