1888 in sports


1888 in sports

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ya2=1890
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Baseball

*World Series - New York NL defeats St Louis AA 6 games to 4.
*The last of many adjustments finally sets four balls and three strikes for a "walk" and a strikeout.

Football (soccer)

"England"

*The Football League is founded; twelve teams are organised in a single division.
*FA Cup - West Bromwich Albion beat Preston North End in the final by two goals to one.
*April 7 - Tinsley Lindley scores in his ninth consecutive England game, a record that still stands.
*Barnet Football Club founded.
*Walsall Town and Walsall Swifts merge to form Walsall Football Club. They originally played under the name of Walsall Town Swifts.

"Scotland"

*Celtic F.C. founded

Golf

*British Open - Jack Burns
*British Amateur - John Ball

Horse Racing

*May 14 - Kentucky Derby - MacBeth II
*Preakness - Refund
*Belmont Stakes - Sir Dixon


=Rowing=

*Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Cambridge

Births

* August 1 — Charles Winslow, South African tennis player (d. 1963)
* December 14 — Harold Hardwick, Australian freestyle swimmer (d. 1959)

Deaths


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