1899 in sports
|Years in sports:||1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902|
|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.
- 1 American football
- 2 Association football
- 3 Athletics
- 4 Australian rules football
- 5 Baseball
- 6 Basketball
- 7 Boxing
- 8 Cricket
- 9 Cycling
- 10 Figure skating
- 11 Golf
- 12 Horse racing
- 13 Ice hockey
- 14 Motor racing
- 15 Rowing
- 16 Rugby league
- 17 Rugby union
- 18 Speed skating
- 19 Tennis
- 20 Yacht racing
- 21 References
- The 1899 Sewanee Tigers football team goes undefeated, 12–0, including five road wins in six days over top teams.
- The Football League – Aston Villa 45 points, Liverpool 43, Burnley 39, Everton 38, Notts County 37, Blackburn Rovers 36
- FA Cup final – Sheffield United 4–1 Derby County at Crystal Palace, London.
- Foundation of Olympique de Marseille
- Lyon Olympique Universitaire, as predecessor for Olympique Lyonnais, officially founded.
- Foundation of A.C. Milan as the Milan Associazione Calcio (Milan Association Football).
- 29 November — FC Barcelona founded by a Swiss, Hans Gamper, who wants to establish football in the city.
- National League championship – Brooklyn Superbas. Brooklyn's team features many former Baltimore Orioles players including Ned Hanlon, Willie Keeler, Hughie Jennings and Joe Kelley.
- 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.
- 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.
Lineal world champions
- World Heavyweight Championship – Bob Fitzsimmons → James J. Jeffries
- World Middleweight Championship – Tommy Ryan
- World Welterweight Championship – "Mysterious" Billy Smith
- World Lightweight Championship – George "Kid" Lavigne → Frank Erne
- World Featherweight Championship – George Dixon
- World Bantamweight Championship – Jimmy Barry → Barry retires undefeated → "Terrible" Terry McGovern → title vacant after McGovern moves up a weight
- Four of the five Test matches in the 1899 Ashes series are drawn. Australia wins the Second Test at Lord's to take the series 1–0, their first series win in England since the original Ashes match in 1882.
- W G Grace makes his final appearance for England in Test cricket in the First Test at Trent Bridge. In the same match, Wilfred Rhodes makes his Test debut.
- Worcestershire becomes the fifteenth team in the County Championship, debuting with an 11-run loss to Yorkshire despite earning a 78-run lead on first innings. They eventually finished twelfth with two wins in 12 games.
- W G Grace plays his last first-class game for Gloucestershire, having fallen out with them over his involvement with London County.
- K S Ranjitsinhji becomes the first batsman to score 3000 runs in a season.
- County Championship – Surrey
- Minor Counties Championship – Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire share the title
- Most runs – K S Ranjitsinhji 3159 @ 63.18 (HS 197)
- Most wickets – Albert Trott 239 @ 17.09 (BB 8–64)
- Wisden Five Cricketers of the Season – Joe Darling, Clem Hill, Arthur Jones, Monty Noble, Robert Poore
- Sheffield Shield – Victoria
- Most runs – Victor Trumper 873 @ 62.35 (HS 292*)
- Most wickets – Ernie Jones 45 @ 27.53 (BB 6–154)
- Currie Cup – not contested
- Inter-Colonial Tournament – not contested
World Figure Skating Championships
- Grand National – Manifesto
- 1,000 Guineas Stakes – Sibola
- 2,000 Guineas Stakes – Flying Fox
- The Derby – Flying Fox
- The Oaks – Musa
- St. Leger Stakes – Flying Fox
- Melbourne Cup – Merriwee
- Queen's Plate – Butter Scotch
- 15–18 February — Montreal Victorias wins its fifth Stanley Cup, defeating Winnipeg Victorias in a Cup challenge
- 4 March — Montreal Shamrocks wins the inaugural Canadian Amateur Hockey League (CAHL) championship and takes the Stanley Cup
- 14 March — Montreal Shamrocks successfully defends the title in a Cup challenge by Queen's College of Kingston, Ontario, winning 6–2.
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.
- In July, James Gordon Bennett Jr. establishes the Gordon Bennett Cup challenge series. It is run 1900-1905.
The Boat Race
- Championship – not contested
- Challenge Cup final – Oldham 19–9 Hunslet at Fallowfield Stadium, Manchester
- Lancashire League Championship – Broughton Rangers
- Yorkshire League Championship – Batley
Home Nations Championship
Speed Skating World Championships
- 18 September — Cincinnati Open starts. Today, it is the oldest tennis tournament in the United States still played in its original city, and is now known as the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters & Women's Open. The first singles champions are Nat Emerson and Myrtle McAteer.
- Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship – Reginald Doherty (GB) defeats Arthur Gore (GB) 1–6 4–6 6–3 6–3 6–3
- Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – Blanche Bingley Hillyard (GB) defeats Charlotte Cooper Sterry (GB) 6–2 6–3
- French Men's Singles Championship – Paul Aymé defeats Paul Lebreton: details unknown
- French Women's Singles Championship – Françoise Masson wins: details unknown
- American Men's Singles Championship – Malcolm Whitman defeats J. Parmly Paret 6–1 6–2 3–6 7–5
- American Women's Singles Championship – Marion Jones defeats Maud Banks 6–1 6–1 7–5
- The New York Yacht Club retains the America's Cup as Columbia defeats British challenger Shamrock, of the Royal Ulster Yacht Club, 3 races to 0
- 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.
- "Cyber Boxing Zone". Archived from the original on 2009-06-20. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
- 1899 Grand Prix and Paris Races Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 7 September 2009.
- Grand Prix History online (retrieved 11 June 2017)
- Grand Prix History online (retrieved 11 June 2017)