1899 in sports

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Centuries: 18th century · 19th century · 20th century
Decades: 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s
Years: 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902

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 their first men’s basketball game against the Kansas City YMCA, losing 5–16. The Jayhawks were coached by the inventor of basketball James Naismith. Kansas quickly became one of the most prestigious college basketball programs in the nation.

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

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. Archived from the original on 2013-04-10. 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 Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 7 September 2009.
  4. ^ Grand Prix History online (retrieved 11 June 2017)
  5. ^ Grand Prix History online (retrieved 11 June 2017)