Events in Sport in 1874

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  • Feb 23 Major Walter Clopton Winfield patents a game called "sphairistike" (lawn tennis)
  • Feb 27 Baseball 1st played in England at Lord's Cricket Ground
  • Mar 2 Baseball batter's box is officially adopted
  • Mar 26 35th Grand National: Mr. J. M. Richardson aboard Reugny FRA wins
  • Apr 10 14th British Golf Open: Mungo Park shoots a 159 at Musselburgh Links
  • May 26 2nd Preakness: William Donohue aboard Culpepper wins in 2:56.5
  • Jun 13 8th Belmont: G Barbee aboard Saxon wins in 2:39.5
  • Jun 22 Game of lawn tennis introduced
  • Jul 29 Major Walter Copton Wingfield patents a portable tennis court
  • Jul 30 1st baseball teams to play outside US, Boston-Philadelphia in British Isles