Tag Archives: WG Grace

The History of Sport – 1895

Some of the major events in sport in the year 1895: The earliest known professional American Football game is played in Latrobe, Pennsylvania where Latrobe YMCA defeats the Jeannette Athletic Club 12–0 The American Bowling Congress is established for Tenpin … Continue reading

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The History of Sport: 1879 and 1880

Some of the major events in sport in 1879 and 1880 1879 James F. M. Prinsep of Clapham Rovers becomes England’s youngest international player at the age of 17 years and 252 days when he makes his one and only … Continue reading

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World Hall of Fame 1907

Gentleman Jim Corbett (USA – Boxing) : World heavyweight boxing champion from 1892 – 1897. His innovations in technique are credited with taking the sport forward from the brawling style of fighting. Jaap Eden (Netherlands – Cycling/Speed Skating) – The only man … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame:Introduction and Inaugural Members – Britain 1900

In the absence of an official sports Hall of Fame covering all sports (though many individual sports now have them) I decided to start my own unofficial one to recognise the achievements of the great sportsmen and sportswomen in history. … Continue reading

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