The History of Sport -1899

Some of the notable events in sport in the final year of the 1800s.
Several famous football clubs were founded including AC Milan and Barcelona.

The most famous player of the century W.G. Grace plays his final Test match, captaining England aged 50 years 320 days, and first class cricket games.
K S Ranjitsinhji becomes the first batsman to score 3000 runs in a season.

Flying Fox completes the colts Triple Crown in horse racing in England.  His trainer, John Porter, takes his seventh victory in the Derby.

Cincinnati Open starts. Today, it is the oldest tennis tournament in the United States still played in its original city.

Rubber golf balls are invented by Coburn Haskell in Cleveland, Ohio.
The fist golf tee is patented by George F.Grant of Boston.

The first recorded women’s athletics meet is held at Wellesley College, Mass. USA

Judo is introduced to Britain as a music-hall act by Yukio Tani.

The Montreal Victorias win their fifth successive Stanley Cup ice-hockey title.

Glasgow Rangers win the Scottish football league title with a perfect 36 points from

Manifesto wins his second Grand National steeplechase carrying a record weight for
the race of 12 stone 7 pounds.

The first All-England badminton championships are held at the London Scottish Drill

Madame Lebrousse becomes the first woman to compete in a motor race when coming
fifth in the Paris to Spa race.
The first hill-climb race in Britain is won by a Barriere Tricycle at a speed of 14 mph
at Petersham Hill.
the first motor-rally in Britain over more than 60 miles starts at Southall and is won
by M.Heyermanns in a Delahaye.
The first international motorcycle race is held at New Brighton, England and won by
M.Beconnais of France.

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