Monthly Archives: September 2012

Australian Rules Football:Records

The first official Australian Rules football season was in 1897 with the first Grand Final taking place in 1898. Grand Final Records Individual Records Most matches (player) 11: Michael Tuck (Hawthorn) Most matches (captain) 9: Dick Reynolds (Essendon) Most matches … Continue reading

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World Hall of Fame 1904

  Lon Myers (USA – Athletics) – One of the greatest athletes of the 19th century. He set world records at eleven different distances from 250 yards to one mile and American records from 50 yards to one mile. He … Continue reading

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Cycling:World Road Championships

The men’s professional road race was first contested in 1927. Most wins 3 Alfredo Binda (ITA) 1927, 1930, 1932 3 Rik Van Steenbergen (BEL) 1949, 1956, 1957 3 Eddy Merckx (BEL) 1967, 1971, 1974 3 Óscar Freire (ESP) 1999, 2001, … Continue reading

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History of Sport: 1810 to 1819

Some notable events in sport between the years 1810 and 1819:- 1810 Tameemon “Raiden” Torokichi records the highest winning percentage in Sumo wrestling history in a career lasting 21 years. (254 wins and 10 losses) 1810 Tom Cribb beats the … Continue reading

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Golf: Women’s British Open

The Women’s British Open was established in 1976 but only started to attract many of the best players in 1994 when it became part of the LPGA tour. It was recognised as one of the Majors in 2001. Most wins: … Continue reading

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Horse Racing: The St.Leger (Records)

The St.Leger is the fifth and final classic of the English flat racing season. It is also the oldest having been first held  in 1776. It is run at Doncaster over 1 miles and 6 furlongs. Most wins Jockeys 9 … Continue reading

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British Hall of Fame 1904

The nominations for my British sporting Hall of Fame for 1904 Billy Bassett (Football) – The best right-winger of the 19th century. He played 16 times for England and won the FA Cup twice with West Bromwich Albion. Blanche Bingley (later … Continue reading

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