1858 in sports

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1858 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Baseball[edit]

National championship

Events

  • "All New York" and "All Brooklyn" Nines play three matches at the Fashion Race Course in Queens, with the All New York Nine winning the first and third. The series is a great leap forward for commercial baseball.

Boxing[edit]

Events

  • 5 January — Tom Sayers defeats Bill Benjamin in only three rounds at the Isle of Grain and now challenges Tom Paddock for the undisputed Championship of England.[1]
  • 16 June — Sayers and Paddock finally meet at Canvey Island where Sayers wins in 21 rounds to become the undisputed English champion.[1]
  • 20 October — John Morrissey at last defends the Championship of America at Long Point in Canada against John C. Heenan. Heenan breaks two knuckles early in the fight which ends after the 11th round with Heenan unable to continue.[2]

Cricket[edit]

Events

  • John Jackson's season tally of 102 known wickets is a new record and he is the first bowler credited with 100 in a first-class season

England

Football[edit]

Events

Horse racing[edit]

England

Rowing[edit]

The Boat Race

Other
  • 26 May — Brown, Harvard, Trinity, and Yale boat clubs confer as the College Regatta Association but it never conducts a championship

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cyber Boxing Zone – Tom Sayers. Retrieved on 8 November 2009.
  2. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – John Morrissey. Retrieved on 8 November 2009.