- 1887 in sports
World Series- Detroit NL defeats St Louis AA 10 games to 5.
*The two major leagues NL and AA agree to one set of rules.
National Colored Base Ball Leagueplays 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.
Football(Australian rules) =
Carlton Football Clubwins the Victorian Football Association premiership
Jack Worrallawarded the honor of Champion Of The Colony
Norwood Football Clubwins the South Australian Football Association premiership
Unions Football Clubwins the Western Australian Football Association premiership Football(Soccer) Golf Horse Racing
May 11- Montrosewins the Kentucky Derby
Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race- Cambridge Yacht racing
February 26— Grover Cleveland Alexander, American baseball player (d. 1950)
March 9— Phil Mead, English cricketer (d. 1958)
April 15— Mike Brady, American golfer (d. 1972)
May 2— Eddie Collins, American baseball player (d. 1951)
May 26— Paul Lukas, Hungarian-born actor (d. 1971)
May 28— Jim Thorpe, American athlete (d. 1953)
July 16— Shoeless Joe Jackson, American baseball player (d. 1951)
July 24— Gerard Bosch van Drakestein, Dutch track cyclist (d. 1972)
August 24— Harry Hooper, American baseball player (d. 1974)
September 26— Frigyes Wiesner, Hungarian athlete (d. 1938)
September 28— Avery Brundage, American sports official (d. 1975)
October 30— Victor Henny, Dutch athlete (d. 1941)
November 6— Walter Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1946)
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