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1855 In Sports

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1855 In Sports

1855 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.


  • Baseball 1
  • Boxing 2
  • Cricket 3
  • Horse racing 4
  • Ice hockey 5
  • Rowing 6
  • References 7



  • The established Knickerbockers, Gothams, and Eagles from New York (Manhattan) play three matches round-robin in June. With the Empires, a local newcomer, they play five matches in September and October, a round-robin less one match.
  • A few clubs from outside New York (Manhattan) play their first matches in the fall. One from Brooklyn is the Atlantic Base Ball Club or simply "Atlantic", soon to be the first recurring winner or "dynasty".



  • John Morrissey retains the Championship of America but there is no record of any fights involving him in 1855.[1]
  • 20 February and 12 March — English Champion Harry Broome twice fails to honour scheduled bouts against Tom Paddock but continues to be recognised as the champion.[2]
  • 25 February — William Poole is shot dead in New York by supporters of John Morrissey.[1]
  • 26 June — Paddock keeps up the pressure on Broome by winning a return bout with Aaron Jones in 61 rounds at Mildenhall.[3]



  • 30 April — Bramall Lane stadium in Sheffield opens as a cricket ground and stages a match between two local teams. It is first used by Sheffield Cricket Club (aka Yorkshire) in August for a first-class match against Sussex.


Horse racing


Ice hockey


  • It is about this time that pucks are introduced to the game in Canada in place of balls


The Boat Race



  1. ^ a b Cyber Boxing Zone – John Morrissey. Retrieved on 8 November 2009.
  2. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Harry Broome. Retrieved on 8 November 2009.
  3. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Tom Paddock. Retrieved on 8 November 2009.
  4. ^ "Harvard–Yale Regatta – 150 Years of Tradition". Harvard Men's Heavyweight Crew. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
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