Events in Sport in 1881

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  • Mar 12 Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world's first black international football player and captain
  • Mar 25 43rd Grand National: Mr Tommy Beasley IRE aboard Woodbrook wins
  • May 17 7th Kentucky Derby: Jim McLaughlin aboard Hindoo wins in 2:40
  • May 21 US Nation Lawn Tennis Association forms
  • May 27 9th Preakness: T Costello aboard Saunterer wins in 2:40.5
  • Jun 7 15th Belmont: T. Costello aboard Saunterer wins in 2:47
  • Jul 13 5th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats J Hartley (6-0 6-1 6-1)
  • Aug 3 US National Lawn Tennis Association removes "National" from its name
  • Aug 31 1st US men's single tennis championships (Newport, Rhode Island)
  • Sep 3 1st U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats William E. Glyn (6-0, 6-3, 6-2)
  • Sep 27 Chicago Cubs beat Troy 10-8 before record small "crowd" of 12
  • Oct 14 21st British Golf Open: Bob Ferguson shoots a 170 at Prestwick Golf Club