1884 in sports

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1884 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

American football[edit]

College championship

Events

Association football[edit]

England

Scotland

Baseball[edit]

National championship

Events

Boxing[edit]

Events

  • The first of the modern World titles is recognised with Jack (Nonpareil) Dempsey as the original World Middleweight Champion.[3] The weight limit for middleweights at this time is 154 pounds. Dempsey will hold the title until 1891.
  • American heavyweight champion John L. Sullivan faces a number of challengers but none of them last more than four rounds. Sullivan is very active on the exhibition circuit.[4]

Lineal world champions[5]

Canadian football[edit]

Events

Cricket[edit]

Events

England

Australia

Gaelic Athletic Association[edit]

Events

Golf[edit]

Major tournaments

Horse racing[edit]

England

Australia

Canada

Ireland

USA

Ice hockey[edit]

Rowing[edit]

The Boat Race

Rugby football[edit]

Home Nations Championship

Other events

Tennis[edit]

Events

  • Inaugural women's singles championship at Wimbledon

England

USA

Tobogganing[edit]

Events

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeLassus, David. "Yale Yearly Results (1880-1884)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved April 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ DeLassus, David. "Princeton Yearly Results (1880-1884)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved April 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Lineal Middleweight Champions. Retrieved on 6 June 2009. Archived 2009-06-08.
  4. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – John L Sullivan. Retrieved on 12 November 2009.
  5. ^ "Cyber Boxing Zone". Archived from the original on 2009-06-20. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  6. ^ A semi-official seasonal title proclaimed by media consensus prior to December 1889 when the official County Championship is constituted.