On This Day

Events in Sport in 1892

Historic Publication

Jan 15 Basketball rules first published in Triangle Magazine, written by James Naismith

  • Feb 2 Longest boxing match under modern rules; 77 rounds in Nameoki, Illinois between Harry Sharpe & Frank Crosby
  • Feb 22 Manitoba Rugby Football Union forms
  • Mar 11 1st public basketball game (Springfield, Massachusetts)
  • Mar 18 Lord Stanley presents silver challenge cup for hockey (Stanley Cup)
  • Mar 19 3 brothers Hearne play in same Test Cricket England v South Africa (Cape Town)
  • Mar 20 54th Grand National: Capt. Roddy Owen wins aboard 20/1 chance Father O'Flynn
  • Apr 17 1st Sunday NL baseball game, Reds beat Cards 5-1
  • Apr 29 Charlie Reilly is baseball's 1st pinch hitter
  • May 11 18th Kentucky Derby: Lonnie Clayton aboard Azra wins in 2:41½
  • Jun 7 John J. Doyle of Clev Spiders is 1st to pinch hit in a baseball game
  • Jun 9 26th Belmont: W Hayward aboard Patron wins in 2:12
  • Jun 25 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Defending champion Mabel Cahill beats Elisabeth Moore 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
  • Jun 28 Phillies tie club record of 16 straight victories
  • Jul 4 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Defending champion Wilfred Baddeley beats Joshua Pim 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2
  • Jul 7 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley-Hillyard for a 4th time in a Wimbledon final 6-1, 6-1
  • Aug 30 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, R.I.: Three straight US singles titles to Oliver Campbell; beats Fred Hovey 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5

Boxing Title Fight

Sep 7 James Corbett KOs 4 to 1 favourite and defending champion John L. Sullivan in 21 rounds at the Olympic Club, New Orleans for world heavyweight boxing title; Sullivan's only defeat and his last fight

  • Sep 16 Amsterdam swimming club renamed "The Y"
  • Sep 23 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Harold Hilton wins by 3 shots from amateur John Ball, Sandy Herd & Hugh Kirkaldy
  • Oct 10 Entire Hong Kong national cricket team dies in shipwreck off Taiwan
  • Oct 24 "World Championship" Baseball Series, South End Grounds, Boston: Boston Beaneaters beat Cleveland Spiders, 8-3 for a 5-0-1 championship victory; last of the pre-modern-era World Series
  • Nov 12 Pudge Heffelfinger receives $500 to become first professional football player in the Allegheny Athletic Association's 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Athletic Club
  • Nov 23 Pierre de Coubertin launches plan for modern Olympic Games at the Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques AGM
  • Dec 9 English football club Newcastle United founded
  • Dec 16 Commencement of 1st Sheffield Shield cricket game, SA v NSW
  • Dec 27 Biddle University beats Livingstone College 5-0 in 1st black college football game, in Salisbury, North Carolina