1892 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Jan 15 Basketball rules published in Triangle Magazine, Mass
  • Feb 2 Longest boxing match under modern rules; 77 rounds in Nameoki, Illinois between Harry Sharpe & Frank Crosby
  • Feb 22 Manitoba Rugby Football Union forms
  • Mar 11 1st public basketball game (Springfield, Massachusetts)
  • Mar 18 Lord Stanley presents silver challenge cup for hockey (Stanley Cup)
  • Mar 19 3 brothers Hearne play in same Test Cricket England v South Africa (Cape Town)
  • Mar 20 54th Grand National: Capt. Roddy Owen aboard Father O'Flynn wins
  • Apr 17 1st Sunday NL baseball game, Reds beat Cards 5-1
  • Apr 29 Charlie Reilly is baseball's 1st pinch hitter
  • May 11 18th Kentucky Derby: Lonnie Clayton aboard Azra wins in 2:41½
  • May 14 Vitesse 1892 soccer team forms in Arnhem
  • Jun 7 John J. Doyle of Clev Spiders is 1st to pinch hit in a baseball game
  • Jun 9 26th Belmont: W Hayward aboard Patron wins in 2:12
  • Jun 25 6th U.S. Women's National Championship: Mabel Cahill beats Elisabeth Moore (5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2)
  • Jun 28 Phillies tie club record of 16 straight victories
  • Jul 7 9th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley (6-1 6-1)
  • Jul 7 16th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats Joshua Pim (4-6 6-3 6-3 6-2)
  • Aug 30 12th U.S. Men's National Championship: Oliver Campbell beats Fred Hovey (7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5)
  • Sep 7 James Corbett KOs John Sullivan in 21 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Sep 16 Amsterdam swimming club renamed "The Y"
  • Sep 23 32nd British Golf Open: Harold Hilton shoots a 305 at Muirfield
  • Oct 10 Entire Hong Kong national cricket team dies in shipwreck off Taiwan
  • Nov 12 Pudge Heffelfinger receives $500, becomes 1st pro football player
  • Nov 23 Pierre de Coubertin launches plan for modern Olympic Games
  • Dec 16 Commencement of 1st Sheffield Shield cricket game, SA v NSW
  • Dec 21 The 1st basketball game is played in the Armory Street court in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Dec 27 N C Biddle beats Livingston 4-0 in 1st black college football game

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 2 Seiichiro Kashio, Japanese tennis player (d. 1962)
  • Jan 13 Paul Smart, American yachtsman (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Jan 29 Clifford Gray, American bobsled (Olympic gold 1928)
  • Apr 14 Giorgio Cesana, Italian coxswain, (Olympic gold 1906)
  • May 15 Jimmy Wilde, boxer (d. 1969)
  • Jun 23 Able Kiviat, American runner (Olympic gold 1912)
  • Jul 18 Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player (d. 1969)
  • Jul 19 Dick Irvin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1957)
  • Jul 22 John MacBryan, cricketer (one Test Eng v South Africa 1924 DNBat, DNbowl)
  • Jul 26 Sam Jones, American baseball player (d. 1966)
  • Jul 30 Roy Park, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1920, out 1st ball)
  • Aug 8 Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, Spanish footballer (d. 1922)
  • Aug 11 Archie Wiles, West Indian cricketer (d. 1957)
  • Aug 22 Percy Fender, English cricketer (legendary Surrey & England all-rounder), born in Balham, London (d. 1985)
  • Sep 11 Lucien Buysse, Belgian cyclist (d. 1980)
  • Nov 14 James Meredith, 800m runner (Olympic gold 1912)
  • Nov 16 Tazio Nuvolari, Italian racing driver (d. 1953)
  • Nov 26 Joe Guyon, NFL halfback (Canton, Cleveland, Oorang, Rock I, etc)
  • Dec 17 Sam Barry, American basketball coach (d. 1950)

Person of interestWalter Hagen

Dec 21 Walter Hagen, American PGA golfer (11 majors, US Open 1914, 19), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1969)

Golfer Walter Hagen
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Walter Hagen

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 19 Monty Bowden, cricket captain (England v South Africa 1889), dies at 26

Person of interestAlexander Cartwright

Jul 12 Alexander Cartwright, American sportsman (recognized as inventor of modern baseball), dies at 72

Inventor of Modern Baseball Alexander Cartwright
Inventor of Modern Baseball
Alexander Cartwright