Events in Sport in 1898

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  • Jan 14 Australian cricketer Joe Darling hits the 1st six in Tests (out of the ground)
  • Mar 2 Australia complete a 4-1 cricket series annihilation of England
  • Mar 25 60th Grand National: John Gourley aboard Drogheda wins
  • Apr 19 2nd Boston Marathon won by Ron McDonald of Mass in 2:42:00
  • Apr 21 Phillies' pitcher Bill Duggleby hits a grand slam on 1st at bat
  • Apr 22 Baltimore James Hughes no-hits Boston Braves 8-0
  • Apr 22 Cincinnati Red Theodore Breitenstein no-hits Pirates 11-0
  • May 4 24th Kentucky Derby: Willie Simms aboard Plaudit wins in 2:09
  • May 26 32nd Belmont: F Littlefield aboard Bowling Brook wins in 2:32
  • Jun 9 British Open Golf, Prestwick GC: Harry Vardon of Jersey wins 2nd title by 1 stroke from dual champion Willie Park Jr
  • Jun 11 23rd Preakness: Willie Simms riding Sly Fox wins in 1:49.75
  • Jun 18 4th US Golf Open: Fred Herd shoots a 328 at Myopia Hunt Club, Massachusetts
  • Jun 18 12th U.S. Women's National Championship: Juliette Atkinson beats Marion Jones (6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 28 15th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats L Martin (6-4 6-4)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jun 28 22nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: R.F. Doherty beats younger brother Laurence Doherty 6-3, 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1
  • Jul 8 Phillies' Red Donahue no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
  • Aug 22 18th U.S. Men's National Championship: Malcolm Whitman beats Dwight F. Davis (3-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-1)
  • Dec 12 1st first-class cricket game between Australian states NSW and Tasmania