Events in Sport in 1871

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  • Jan 26 British Rugby Union forms
  • Mar 21 32nd Grand National: Mr Tommy Pickernell aboard The Lamb IRE wins
  • Mar 27 1st international rugby game-Scotland 1, England 0
  • May 4 1st baseball league game (National Association of Baseball Players), (Ft Wayne 2, Cleveland 0) Deacon Jim White gets 1st hit, a double
  • Jun 10 5th Belmont: W Miller aboard Harry Basset wins in 2:56
  • Oct 23 Columbia & Sappho (US) beat Livonia (UK) in 3rd America's Cup
  • Oct 30 Philadelphia Athletics beat Chicago for 1st National Association baseball pennant