1899 in sports

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1899 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

American football[edit]

College championship

Professional championships

Events

Association football[edit]

England

France

Germany

Italy

  • Foundation of A.C. Milan as the Milan Associazione Calcio (Milan Association Football).

Scotland

Spain

  • 29 November — FC Barcelona founded by a Swiss, Hans Gamper, who wants to establish football in the city.

Athletics[edit]

Australian rules football[edit]

VFL Premiership

Baseball[edit]

National championship

Events

  • Cleveland Spiders finish last in the twelve-team NL and establish an all-time major league record with 134 losses in a season, 84 games behind the pennant winner and 35 games out of 11th place. The team plays 113 games on the road, losing a record 102. They are dropped during the off-season when the National League contracts from twelve to eight teams.

Basketball[edit]

Events

  • Kansas played against the Kansas City YMCA, losing 5–16, in the first game of the programs prestigious history. The Jayhawks were coached by the inventor of basketball James Naismith.

Boxing[edit]

Lineal world champions[2]

Cricket[edit]

Events

England

Australia

India

South Africa

West Indies

Cycling[edit]

Road racing

Figure skating[edit]

World Figure Skating Championships

Golf[edit]

Major tournaments

Other tournaments

Horse racing[edit]

England

Australia

Canada

Ireland

USA

Ice hockey[edit]

Stanley Cup

Motor racing[edit]

Tour de France Trail

  • The Tour de France Trail is held 16–24 July over a distance of 2172.5 km. The winner is René De Knyff driving a Panhard-Levassor in a time of 44:43:39. The race is sometimes referred to in retrospect as the IV Grand Prix de l'A.C.F.[3]

Rowing[edit]

The Boat Race

Rugby league[edit]

England

Rugby union[edit]

Home Nations Championship

Speed skating[edit]

Speed Skating World Championships

Tennis[edit]

Events

England

France

USA

Yacht racing[edit]

America's Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boston Athletic Association (2011). "Boston Marathon History: 1897-1900". www.baa.org. Boston: Boston Athletic Association. Retrieved March 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Cyber Boxing Zone". Archived from the original on 2009-06-20. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  3. ^ 1899 Grand Prix and Paris Races. Retrieved on 7 September 2009.