The History of Sport – 1893

The main events in sport from 1893:

First World Amateur cycling championships held (for track events only)

Cloister carries a record weight of 12 stone 7 pounds to victory in the Grand National.

The Camanachd Association is set up in Kingussie, Scotland to oversee the sport of shinty.

C.B.Fry equals the world long jump record.  His jump of 23 feet 6 1/2 inches remains as the British record for 30 years.

Andy Bowen and Jack Burke fight for 110 rounds over 7 hours and 19 minutes in New Orleans. This is the longest gloved fight in boxing history but is declared a “no contest”.  World Lightweight Champion Jack McAuliffe retires undefeated

Joseph Steers wins his 6th ABA boxing title.

Lady Margaret Scott wins the first women’s golf championship, at Royal Lytham.

Basketball introduced to Britain by Mme. Bergman-Osterberg at Hampstead P.T.College

The Badminton Asociation is formed.

Charlotte “Lottie” Dod wins her third successive Wimbledon singles title, her fifth in total.

Midshipman Joseph M. Reeves becomes the first documented player to wear a football helmet, during the Army–Navy  American Football Game.

Woolwich Arsenal become the first club from the south of England to join the Football League.

In baseball the National League’s championship pennant is awarded to the first–place club in the standings at the end of the season. Boston Beaneaters takes the 1893 title.  The pitcher’s rubber replaces the box and the effective distance from home plate increases from 55 feet to 60 feet, 6 inches.

The inaugural Sheffield Shield cricket competition in Australia is won by Victoria.
The 1892–93 season in India marks the beginning of recognised first-class cricket there.

At the conclusion of the 1893 AHAC season, Montreal Hockey Club wins the championship with a record of finishes in first place and is awarded the inaugural Stanley Cup. The club, which is in dispute with the Montreal AAA, refuses to accept it.

First World Championships in speed skating (open to men only) directly under the auspices of the ISU held in Amsterdam. The Men’s All-round Champion – Jaap Eden (Netherlands)





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