On This Day

Year 1898 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 14 Australian cricketer Joe Darling hits the 1st six in Tests (out of the ground)
  • Mar 2 Chasing winning target of 275, Australian cricket batsman Joe Darling bashes 160 in 171 minutes with 30 fours to lead Australia to a 6-wicket 5th Test win over England in Sydney; complete 4-1 series rout
  • Mar 25 60th Grand National: John Gourley wins aboard 25/1 shot Drogheda
  • Apr 18 2nd Boston Marathon won by Canadian Ron McDonald in race record 2:42:00
  • Apr 21 Phillies' pitcher Bill Duggleby hits a grand slam on 1st at bat
  • Apr 22 Baltimore James Hughes no-hits Boston Braves 8-0
  • Apr 22 Cincinnati Red Theodore Breitenstein no-hits Pirates 11-0
  • May 4 24th Kentucky Derby: Willie Simms aboard Plaudit wins in 2:09
  • May 26 32nd Belmont: F Littlefield aboard Bowling Brook wins in 2:32
  • Jun 9 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Harry Vardon of Jersey wins 2nd title by 1 stroke from dual champion Willie Park Jr
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Sports Stars Who Died in 1898

  • Jun 18 George Ulyett, English cricket all-rounder (25 Tests; 949 runs, 50 wickets), dies from pneumonia at 46