1889 in sports

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1889 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

American football[edit]

College championship

Association football[edit]

Denmark

England

Netherlands

Scotland

  • Scottish Cup finalThird Lanark 2–1 Celtic (replay; the SFA declared the original match void due to adverse conditions). Celtic reaches the Scottish Cup final in the club's inaugural season.

Baseball[edit]

National championship

Boxing[edit]

Events

Lineal world champions[2]

Cricket[edit]

Events

  • 12–13 March — South Africa plays its inaugural Test match against the touring England national cricket team. England wins by 8 wickets. The match also marks the beginning of first-class cricket in South Africa where the Currie Cup is inaugurated as the premier domestic competition.
  • The number of balls per over in England is increased from four to five. The four-ball over has been used since time immemorial.
  • The major English county cricket clubs meet to agree a way of deciding an order of ranking for the next season; the official County Championship is established.

England

Australia

Golf[edit]

Major tournaments

Other tournaments

Horse racing[edit]

England

Australia

Canada

Ireland

USA

Ice hockey[edit]

Events

Rowing[edit]

The Boat Race

Rugby football[edit]

Home Nations Championship

Tennis[edit]

England

USA

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – John L Sullivan. Retrieved on 13 November 2009.
  2. ^ "Cyber Boxing Zone". Archived from the original on 2009-06-20. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  3. ^ A semi-official seasonal title proclaimed by media consensus prior to December 1889 when the official County Championship is constituted.