1877 in sports

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1877 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

American football[edit]

College championship

Events

Association football[edit]

England

  • FA Cup finalThe Wanderers 2–1 Oxford University at The Oval (after extra time).
  • A major step towards unity in football is achieved when the Sheffield FA joins The Football Association after the FA Laws are amended to effect an agreed compromise. One significant change to the Laws is the introduction of the throw–in to replace the kick–in.
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers founded as St Luke's FC by staff and pupils of St Luke’s School in Blakenhall. The present name will be adopted in 1879 after St Luke's merges with Blakenhall Wanderers Cricket Club.

Scotland

Wales

Australian rules football[edit]

Events

Baseball[edit]

National championship

Events

Boxing[edit]

Events

  • Future world champion John L. Sullivan begins his career by fighting as an amateur in his native Boston. He wins his earliest known bout against Jack Scannell with a first round knockout.[1]

Cricket[edit]

Events

England

Australia

Golf[edit]

Major tournaments

Horse racing[edit]

England

Australia

Canada

Ireland

USA

Ice hockey[edit]

Lacrosse[edit]

Events

Rowing[edit]

The Boat Race

Rugby football[edit]

Events

Tennis[edit]

England

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – John L Sullivan. Retrieved on 12 November 2009.
  2. ^ A semi-official seasonal title proclaimed by media consensus prior to December 1889 when the official County Championship is constituted.