1887 in sports

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Lottie Dod – the youngest ever Wimbledon champion

1887 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

American football[edit]

College championship

Events

  • The rules are changed so that gametime is set at two halves of 45 minutes each (as in Association football). Two paid officials, a referee and an umpire, are mandated for each game.

Association football[edit]

England

Germany

  • Hamburger SV founded as one of the oldest clubs in Germany

Scotland

Australian rules football[edit]

Events

Baseball[edit]

National championship

Events

  • The two major leagues agree to a unified set of rules.
  • The National Colored Base Ball League plays for a few weeks before folding.
  • Five black men play in the International League, the highest minor league, the high-water mark in racial integration of professional baseball.

Boxing[edit]

Lineal world champions[1]

Cricket[edit]

Events

  • The English cricket team in Australia in 1886–87, generally known as Alfred Shaw's XI, is described by Wisden as "one of the strongest that ever left England for the Colonies". The team plays 10 first-class matches, winning 6 with 2 draws and 2 defeats (both against New South Wales). England win both Test matches played by 13 runs and 71 runs respectively.

England

Australia

Gaelic football[edit]

Golf[edit]

Major tournaments

Other tournaments

Horse racing[edit]

England

Australia

Canada

Ireland

USA

Hurling[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Rowing[edit]

The Boat Race

Rugby football[edit]

Home Nations Championship

Softball[edit]

Events

Tennis[edit]

Events

  • American champion Richard D. Sears retires from the sport after winning the US singles title for the seventh successive time, a record that still stands

England

USA

Yacht racing[edit]

America's Cup

References[edit]

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