On This Day

Events in Sport in October 1871

  • Oct 23 Replacement yacht Sappho (US) beats Livonia (UK) by 25:27 in race 5 to win 3rd America's Cup off Newport, RI 4-1; original defender Columbia damaged so misses races 4 & 5
  • Oct 30 Philadelphia Athletics beat Chicago for 1st National Association baseball pennant