1791 in sports
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1791 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
Earliest known reference
- The broken window by-law in Pittsfield, Massachusetts prohibits "baseball" and other ball games within 80 yards of the new meeting house, the earliest known reference to "baseball" in North America.
- 17 January — "Big Ben" Brain defeats Tom Johnson in 18 rounds at Wrotham to claim the Championship of England. Brain holds the title until his death from cirrhosis of the liver in 1794.
- "Pittsfield's 1791 Baseball Bylaw". Pittsfield Library. August 2006. Retrieved 2011-08-15.
- Cyber Boxing Zone – Ben Brain. Retrieved on 6 November 2009.
- Note that scorecards created in the 18th century are not necessarily accurate or complete; therefore any summary of runs, wickets or catches can only represent the known totals and the missing data prevents effective computation of averages
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