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1884 In Sports

1884 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Contents

  • American football 1
  • Association football 2
  • Baseball 3
  • Boxing 4
  • Canadian football 5
  • Cricket 6
  • Gaelic Athletic Association 7
  • Golf 8
  • Horse racing 9
  • Ice hockey 10
  • Rowing 11
  • Rugby football 12
  • Tennis 13
  • Tobogganing 14
  • References 15

American football

College championship

Events

Association football

England

Scotland

Baseball

National championship

Events

Boxing

Events

  • The first of the modern World titles is recognised with Jack (Nonpareil) Dempsey as the original World Middleweight Champion.[3] The weight limit for middleweights at this time is 154 pounds. Dempsey will hold the title until 1891.
  • American heavyweight champion John L. Sullivan faces a number of challengers but none of them last more than four rounds. Sullivan is very active on the exhibition circuit.[4]

Lineal world champions[5]

Canadian football

Events

Cricket

Events

England

Australia

Gaelic Athletic Association

Events

Golf

Major tournaments

Horse racing

England

Australia

Canada

Ireland

USA

Ice hockey

Rowing

The Boat Race

Rugby football

Home Nations Championship

Other events

Tennis

Events

  • Inaugural women's singles championship at Wimbledon

England

USA

Tobogganing

Events

References

  1. ^ DeLassus, David. "Yale Yearly Results (1880-1884)".  
  2. ^ DeLassus, David. "Princeton Yearly Results (1880-1884)".  
  3. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Lineal Middleweight Champions. Retrieved on 6 June 2009. Archived 2009-06-08.
  4. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – John L Sullivan. Retrieved on 12 November 2009.
  5. ^ "Cyber Boxing Zone". Archived from the original on 2009-06-20. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  6. ^ A semi-official seasonal title proclaimed by media consensus prior to December 1889 when the official County Championship is constituted.
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