1892 in sports

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Rugby footballEngland plays Scotland for the Calcutta Cup in 1892

1892 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

American football[edit]

College championship

Non-college amateur championships

Events

Association football[edit]

England

Germany

  • 25 July — Hertha Berlin founded as one of the oldest clubs in Germany

Scotland

Athletics (track and field)[edit]

Events

  • C. B. Fry equals the world record for the long jump of 23 ft. 5in – the record stands for 18 months.

Baseball[edit]

National championship

  • The "National League and American Association" is the sole major league in baseball after incorporating four clubs from the former American Association into the expanded and restructured National League and buying out the four others.
  • The National League plays a split season, Boston Beaneaters winning the first half, Cleveland Spiders winning the second. At the end of the season, Boston defeats Cleveland 5–0 in a championship series. The experiment will not be repeated but it will be adapted after two-month interruption of the 1981 season.

Basketball[edit]

Events

  • January 15 – James Naismith's rules for basketball are published for the first time in the Springfield YMCA International Training School's newspaper, in an article titled "A New Game."
  • March 11 – First basketball game played in public, between students and faculty at the Springfield YMCA.[3] The final score was 5–1 in favor of the students, with the only goal for the faculty being scored by Amos Alonzo Stagg.[3] A crowd of 200 spectators watched the game.[3]
James J. Corbett, known as "Gentleman Jim"

Boxing[edit]

Events

Lineal world champions[5]

Cricket[edit]

Events

England

Australia

South Africa

West Indies

Golf[edit]

Major tournaments

Other tournaments

Horse racing[edit]

Events

England

Australia

Canada

Ireland

USA

Ice hockey[edit]

Ice skating[edit]

Events

Rowing[edit]

The Boat Race

Rugby football[edit]

Home Nations Championship

Tennis[edit]

England

France

USA

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Good Night". Washington Post. 18 November 2006. 
  2. ^ Names, Larry D (1987). "The Myth". In Scott, Greg. The History of the Green Bay Packers: The Lambeau Years 1. Angel Press of WI. pp. 24–25. ISBN 0-939995-00-X. 
  3. ^ a b c "Basket Football Game". Springfield Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts). March 12, 1892. Retrieved June 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – James J Corbett. Retrieved on 14 November 2009.
  5. ^ "Cyber Boxing Zone". Archived from the original on 2009-06-20. Retrieved 2009-06-20.